While we might seem young, we are all recent college graduates who know the power the arts hold. It’s ability to share stories, tell truths, and empower us to find our voices. We know how important it is for you to find the right teachers for your children, so reach out to say hi! We’d love to chat.

Kerrigan Quenemoen

Camp Teacher / “Director”

Kerrigan is an actress, writer, and dancer with a BA in Theatre from Dartmouth College. Since coming to Dartmouth College, she has held lead roles in Dartmouth productions of The Sweet Science of Bruising (Violet Hunter), The Living (Sarah Chandler), 1984 (Julia) and Circle Mirror Transformation (Lauren) and in two Dartmouth student-written shows, the musical First Year and a Shakespeare adaptation Away This Night (Rosalind). Additionally, she has been in Dartmouth productions of Cabaret (Fritzie), Hair (Adult Female/Ensemble), and Dance Nation (Zuzu). She has studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in their 8 Week Shakespeare Summer School, and held professional internships at WP Theater, Northern Stage, and Dan Rather’s News & Guts. 

Her experience in both the professional theatre industry and at Dartmouth College has focused specifically on Young Adult Theatre. She has interned at the regional theatre Northern Stage twice, to work in their Education Department and help run their Youth Ensemble Studio and BridgeUp Shakespeare in the Schools programs. Last year, she acted in a professional production of Matilda The Musical, performing in the Adult Ensemble alongside a cast of 18 mindblowingly-talented child actors. This wonderful experience solidified her passion for working with Young Adults in the theatre industry, and she can’t wait to continue cultivating creativity with young artists.

Have Questions about the curriculum? Email me: kerrigan@owtstheatre.com

Gebby Hailemariam

Camp Teacher / “Director”

Gebriella (aka Gebby) is an actress, writer, and singer with a focus in Theatre and Film. She has worked as an artist for 8 years, and earned her BFA in Dramatic Arts at The New School for Drama in New York City. She was born in Ethiopia, but grew up in Houston, TX before moving to NY for her work. Her training and experience includes Shakespeare, Voice, Playwriting, Directing, Arts Administration, Dialect Work, and Stage Combat, as well as acting on the stage and screen. Besides studying at The New School for Drama, she also has received training from Drama Centre London, Tal Lostracco’s Summer Theatre Intensive, and the Young Actor’s Conservatory at Stages Repertory Theatre.  

Her recent acting credits include Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, Lampito in Lysistrata, Shylock in A Merchant of Venice, Dabby/Faddy in Our Country is Good, Othello in Othello, Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing, and Everybody in Everybody. She has also worked on several student written productions like Warriors in Still and Mountain Language: A Collection of Pinter Plays.  Her on-screen work includes a self written and directed web series called “White Lies,” a devised short film called “Distance”, “Sundays” by Ryan Hunt, and commercial work for SparkNotes. She has worked professionally with young artists at companies like “Joy Kids Studio” in Houston, and has cultivated projects like “Shakespeare in the Schools,” continuously working along the way to enhance the experience of growing artists in-the-making. 

Have questions about the curriculum? Email me: gebby@owtstheatre.com

Minela Sljoka

Office Manager / “Stage Manager”

Minela is a brand developer with a degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Houston. She is a passionate about the art of storytelling and how it connects the world, having worked on board a co-branding agency in Paris and an Acting Agency right in Houston she has always found the theatre to be her home. Her experiences within the theatre are what she believes to have shaped and developed her creativity, compassion, and grit. There are limitless possibilities to be explored within any narrative and she is so excited to help coordinate this space where kids can explore the makings of a play and their own imaginations.

Ask me about our program offerings. Email me: admin@owtstheatre.com

Emily Hwu

Media Manager / “Techie”

Emily is a digital marketer with a background in psychology. She is a big fan of doing-it-all, whether in her jobs or in theatre. Her theatre experience began in 6th grade, and has ranged from management, to playwriting, to starring-on-stage, to you name it! Her recent projects include heading the Philaletheis Student Theatre Society at Vassar College, production managing Stop Kiss, and organizing a 10-minute play festival to showcase students’ work. She has held professional internships at the Nederlander Organization, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and BBC Worldwide Americas. No matter which industry she explores, she somehow always ends back up at theatre. Now, her focus is on building innovative and creative programs that spark joy in kids’ lives.

Email me with questions: info@owtstheatre.com

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