Kimmi Neuschultz | Breakout Session
About this session: This session is about Kathleen's collaboration with Theatre Wallay, Islamabad, entitled "On Common Ground" - an original theatre piece, exploring the effect of violence on public space. It was created in Islamabad, Pakistan and then toured to Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR) and The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Two actors from the company then spent three weeks at Ithaca College working with students, who created additional material on the theme from a U.S. perspective. The final stage of the project, currently underway, is a five-city tour of Pakistan. The team, comprised of three U.S. theatre artists and the Theatre Wallay company, received a $347,000 grant for "On Common Ground". Kathleen will speak about the various stages of the project, and three of her students from the Ithaca College residency will perform their original pieces.
Kimmi Neuschulz is a New Jersey native who has made her way up to Ithaca, New York for her studies. She is a junior at Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts, studying Musical Theatre. Some of her most recent productions include Oklahoma! as Gertie Cummings/Assistant Choreographer at Triphammer Arts, Boy as Trudy at IC, The Cradle Will Rock as the Female Cover at IC, and Heathers: The Musical as Veronica Sawyer at IC. She will soon grace the IC stage once again as Emma Goldman in Ragtime this Fall. She was also recently a part of the One Minute Play Fest at the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca earlier this summer. She studies voice under Dr. Brad Hougham, who is a big influence in her life. Her other hobbies that are not theatre/music related include binge watching Netflix shows and taking long naps.