GRANT BOLOPUE (Educational Director) directs our intermediate and junior ensembles. He has been on tour to Greece with a production of Ajax and in professional productions of Snake-Bitten, Cymbeline, the Bacchae, and Tales of the Grotesque and Mysterious in Philadelphia, PA. He has experience as an improvisational performer and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Performance from Stockton University where he currently directs the patient simulation program.
KATE SPARACIO (Managing Director) is a theatre artist based in Philadelphia, PA. She has worked internationally in Greece, England, and Cyprus as an actor and director, and has served as visiting artist at Harvard University and the University of Cambridge, England. She has performed with the Phenomenal Animals in productions including The Sea Monster and Snake-Bitten­ in Philadelphia and Alice in Wonderland in NJ. She directed a production of Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) at Stockton University where she received her BA in Theatre.
DEVIN ARROYO (Artist-Educator) is the director of Odd Act's high school ensemble. She served a co-director on Odd Act's "Tales from an Island Shipwreck" and collaborative artist with the Phenomenal Animals, appearing in "The Fountain of Youth" and "Blood Rite." Devin has performed in Odd Act's productions of Aladdin, Atalanta, How the Money Goes, Tails, and A Real Watergun. She is the first member of the New Jersey Tap Ensemble and graduated from Montclair University with a BA in theatre.
ROB C. THOMPSON (Producer) holds a PhD in performance studies from the University of Maryland. His directing credits include: Snake-Bitten or the Dragon's Breath, The Sea Monster, Ice Cream Musical, A Wild Play, How the Money Goes, Dr. Faustus, Baby with the Bathwater, and All the Rabbits. He has worked internationally, serving in various roles on productions staged in the US, Canada, Scotland, and China. His research focuses on paranormal and religious performance. He is currently an instructor of theatre and the humanities at Chesapeake College and has taught courses in experimental, cross-cultural, and multicultural theatre and public speaking. His work has been published in The Journal of American Culture.
KATIE LESSER (Graphic Designer) is a graphic designer with the Nature Conservancy in Arlington, VA. She graduated with her bachelor of arts in graphic design in 2007. She has designed for all of Odd Act's shows on tour and at our home theater. Her work has been honored on the regional and national level. In addition to her graphic design work, Katie also contributes to Odd Act's technical theatre design.
LAUREN THOMPSON (Program Coordinator) is a founding member of Odd Act Theatre Group. She has acted in a variety of Odd Act productions including A Real Watergun, The Play I Wrote Because Everything Sucks Now, Baby with the Bathwater, How the Money Goes, and Ice Cream Musical. She launched Odd Act's year-long educational program and directed productions of "A Grimm Night for Hans Christian Anderson," "Trifles," "A Real Watergun," and "The Devil and Daniel Webster." . She holds a BA in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
CHRIS HOLCOMBE (Web Administrator) is a Senior Storage Engineer for Facebook in Menlo Park CA. He graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration in 2005. He has worked on web pages for Forbes.com in the past. Chris is currently working towards a masters degree in information systems.
CHARLES THOMPSON (Technical Director) is responsible for the design and construction of Odd Act's black box theater, developed inside an industrial warehouse space. He has created set pieces for touring productions of "The Sea Monster," "Adelaide's Dreams," and "The Straw Girl" as well as our annual summer productions including "Peter Pan," "Aladdin," and "Alice's Adventures."
LYNEE THOMPSON (Business Manager) is a founding member with decades of experience as an entrepreneur. Mrs. Thompson runs Odd Act's box office and is responsible for launching and administrating Odd Act's costume party program.
NATALIE TENNER (Resident Dramaturg) has served as dramaturg for the Sea Monster, Straw Girl, A Wild Play, How the Money Goes, and Dr. Faustus with Odd Act Theatre Group, and academic productions of Anna in the Tropics and The Comedy of Errors. She has also directed All the Rabbits with Odd Act Theatre Group. Other credits include The Winter’s Tale and the world-premiere of Two Bit Taj Mahal. She teaches courses in theatre history and has served as director for Maryland National Capital Parks' Summer Shakespeare Camp. She received her PhD from the University of Maryland in theatre history and is currently teaching at the University of Mary Washington.
ROBERT COUSINS (Resident Playwright) has served as Odd Act Theatre Group’s resident playwright since the company’s founding. His first full-length play, All the Rabbits, debuted in central New Jersey in 2007 and was also produced at the Greenbelt Arts Center in Maryland. How the Money Goes, his second full-length, opened the following year and has since appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland and Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC. A Wild Play opened the following year in separate productions at the London Fringe Festival in Ontario where it was recognized as the “Most Daring” play of the festival and the Capital Fringe Festival. The Straw Girl and The Sea Monster were both presented in Philadelphia the last two years, and he is currently developing a new piece--Dragon's Fire--for productions in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
MATT MCNELIS (Accountant) Matt has been Odd Act's accountant for eight years. He works for a firm in Wilkes-Barre, PA.