SCORCH Community Forum:
Wednesday August 14, 2019
Dr. Diego Villada
Dr. Diego Villada is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at New College of Florida. He is a theatre artist and performance scholar based in Sarasota. His production work centers on movement for the stage and academic research focuses on Latin-American performances of heritage, diasporic performances of Afro and Latinx communities, as well as theatre pedagogy. Aside from being a theatre director, Diego is also an accomplished fight and intimacy choreographer as well as an Equity actor. Diego's primary professional activity at the moment is helping to create his institution's first-ever theatre, dance, and performance studies area of concentration.
Charlie Klenk is excited to work with Urbanite on this project, enthusiastic about spreading knowledge and understanding for the LGBT community. He first worked with Urbanite beginning as an intern doing backstage work for Ideation, Pilgrims, Women Laughing Alone with Salad. After completing his internship, he moved into a becoming a Stage Manager for the Modern Works Festival, Apples in Winter, and In a Word. He’s grateful for the chance to connect more closely with audiences about issues that matter to him and the people around him.
Sheila Foley is a staff member at New College of Florida for the past 5 years as Custodial Coordinator - so this is a very busy time of year with the return of our students! She is also a Title IX investigator and a member of the Committee on Campus Climate and Culture and has been involved with many New Music New College performances. She has been living in Sarasota for 7 years and originally is from Long Island, New York. What she doesn't have in degrees she has earned in world and life experiences and is still embracing the newness each day brings.