Orange Grove Dance (directors & Choreographers)
COLETTE KROGOL and MATT REEVES are dancers, choreographers, filmmakers, and teaching artists. They have been making work collaboratively for over ten years as the Artistic Directors of Orange Grove Dance, a multimedia dance company that creates visually athletic experiences through the lenses of dance, film, and design. They hold MFAs in Dance from the University of Maryland and BFAs in Dance from the University of Florida.
Krogol and Reeves’ work has been produced for gallery dance-cinema installations, film festivals, underground tunnels, city streets, black box theatres, and concert stages ranging in location from Rauma, Finland to Brooklyn, New York. Though both originally hail from Florida, the company’s creative life has been formed in New York City and within the greater DC/Baltimore area. As Orange Grove Dance, they have taught master classes and workshops, as well as set repertory across the United States and Europe. Their work has been produced and presented extensively internationally by The Finlandia Foundation, The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Lönnström Taidemuseo, Raumars AIR, Officina Creativa, CerCCa, and Klaustrid at Skriduklaustir. On screen, they have produced three independent dance films that have shown in cities from Munich, Germany to Boulder City, Nevada while their most recent film The Archetypes was nominated for an ‘Arthouse Film’ award by the Stockholm Independent Film Festival and was awarded ‘Best Dance Film’ by the Et Cultura Film Festival.
Currently they are serving as faculty at George Washington University and directing Orange Grove Dance through the completion of its tenth season, which included works commissioned and presented by VelocityDC, CulturalDC, Dupont Underground, The Kennedy Center, Joe’s Movement Emporium, Agora Dance, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and Andy’s Summer Playhouse.
They are thrilled to be a part of Andy’s Summer of Legacy after connecting deeply with its vibrant community the past two summers. This upcoming season you can find new commissions and presentations at The Kennedy Center, Dickinson College, Dance Place, Howard Community College, and American University. For more visit: www.orangegrovedance.com
Dylan Glatthorn (Composer)
is a composer/lyricist/pianist residing in New York City. He is a frequent collaborator with Orange Grove Dance, including their recent work REMNANTS (Kennedy Center Premiere: March 11th, 2018). He has written music for dozens of critically-acclaimed and award-winning films, as well as for world-renowned brands like Nickelodeon, Oakley, Alessi, and PBS. He is the recipient of the Clive Davis Award for Excellence in Music in Film, Best Original Score at First Run Film Festival, Mensa’s Grosswirth-Salny Scholarship, and a two-time recipient of the Alan Menken Award. Original musicals include: Edison, Republic (both Eugene O’Neill Musical Theater Conference finalists), Bittersweet Lullaby, and The Way It Goes. Music director/arranger for Alexa Green's So Good (released on Broadway Records, named “Best New Solo Recording of 2016” by Broadwayworld.com). Co-composer and arranger for Diana DeGarmo‘s GEMINI. Dylan is a proud member of both ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. Website: http://dylanglatthorn.com/ IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4490064/
Sanaya Forbes (Scenic & Props Design)
Sanaya is a freelance scenic and graphic designer currently working in DC. She graduated from UC San Diego in 2014 with degrees in Theater and Cognitive Science. This is Sanaya's second summer at Andy's and she's excited to be back with all of these crazy talented artists! Past design credits include Lumping in Fargo (UCSD), The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (UCSD), Gypsy (Muir Musical), Three Sisters (UCSD), and Melissa, So Far (Andy's). Other credits: Pirates of Penzance, Cinderella, Richard III, Shrek, In the Heights, Beauty and the Beast (Assistant Scenic Designer, PCPA), Peter Pan Jr., Comedy of Errors (Stage Manager, Lost Nation Theater), NY Fringe Festival: Ex Machina (Assistant Stage Manager, Monster Down! Theater Company), WoW Festival: Cornerstone (Stage Manager, La Jolla Playhouse), and Incredibly Dead! (Lobby & Graphic Designer, Baltimore Rock Opera Society). She will be starting a year-long graphic design fellowship at Shakespeare Theatre in DC this fall.
Peter Leibold (Lighting Design)
Peter Leibold is thrilled to be making his design debut at Andy’s Summer Playhouse! He is currently a 3rd year MFA lighting design candidate at the University of Maryland, where he most recently designed Eurydice. He has also recently designed for Orange Grove Dance at the Kennedy Center, the Signature in the Schools program at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, and was the resident lighting designer at Sierra Repertory Theatre for three years in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Favorite designs include: The 39 Steps, The Drowsy Chaperone, All My Sons, The Music Man, A Columbia Christmas Carol, Man of La Mancha, and recently Beauty and the Beast. In the fall, visit the DC area to see his productions of Little Shop of Horrors at the University of Maryland and How to Catch a Star at the Kennedy Center, written and directed by Andy’s very own, Jared Mezzocchi! Thanks to Jared for this incredible opportunity to design in beautiful New Hampshire. www.PeterLeibold.com
Betsy Rugg-Hinds (costume design)
is a costume designer based out of Brooklyn, NY. She has recently obtained her MFA in Theatrical Design from Brooklyn College. This is her second summer with Andy’s, but she has spent over a decade in the area attending Keene State College and spending numerous summers at The Peterborough Players. Recent credits include The St. Vincents Project (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Detroit ‘67 (The Theatre at Riverside Church, NYC), Act a Lady (The Connelly Theatre, NYC), and costume intern for the upcoming film We are Unsatisfied. Upcoming productions include The Drowsy Chaperone (The Peterborough Players).
aria sardella (Stage Manager)
ARIA SARDELLA is incredibly excited to be making her debut at Andy’s Summer Playhouse as the Stage Manager of The Arrival. She is a Junior at Ithaca College getting her BFA in Theatre Production and Design with a focus in Sound and Costume Design. Aside from this position Aria was the Sound Engineer and Sound Associate for Sense and Sensibility at Ithaca College, Mic Dresser for The Cradle Will Rock at Ithaca College, Costume Designer for The Little Mermaid at Hudson Arts Alliance, Wardrobe Supervisor for Wonderful Town at Ithaca College, and Wardrobe Supervisor for Guys and Dolls at the Hannover Theatre. She is currently working on Twelfth Night or What You Will as the Composer and Sound Designer. Aria is extremely excited to be working with all the incredibly talented kids and staff that are a part of Andy’s. It is an extremely positive environment different from all others, and she was taken aback by the amount of creative energy that resonates within the space.