HISTORY and MISSION
VOX Theater was created in 2012 as an ensemble dedicated to making new work and facilitating exchange among Dartmouth artists. Our mission is to provide for our ensemble a home base rich enough in resources and familiarity to foster new growth and to provoke bold innovation within our field.
VOX has been working in partnership with Dartmouth College and the alumni network to generate new professional work and more efficient means of making it.
Each year VOX and the Department of Theatre present a series of developmental workshops on campus at Dartmouth College. These workshops provide alumni with the necessary resources to research new material while at the same time providing current faculty and students access to professional artists already invested in the Dartmouth community. VOX then mounts full productions of these projects in performance venues across the country.
VOX’s ensemble is rapidly expanding! Please get in touch with us if you would like to be involved. Listed below are the core company members who are also the administrators of the company. More member bios soon to come! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thom Pasculli (Artistic Director, co-founder) is a Chicago-based actor, writer and director who specializes in physical and laboratory theater. Most recently Thom conceived and directedCore of the PUDEL, a laboratory project developed in residence at Links Hall and presented at Trap Door Theatre. Prior to moving to Chicago, Thom was a company member of Double Edge Theatre in Massachusetts, worked with Eugenio Barba and the Odin Teatret in Denmark, and created The Savannah Theatre Project, an international artistic exchange in South Africa. Thom has also performed at the Moscow Art School Studio in Russia, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and Lincoln Center in NYC. In 2012 Thom directed Vox’s production of The Reluctant Lesbian at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre for the NY Fringe Festival. In Chicago Thom has worked with Redmoon, Light Opera Works, RareTerra, American Theater Company and was the Princess Grace resident assistant director for Hot L Baltimore at Steppenwolf. Thom teaches movement at ChiArts High School in Bronzeville.
Kate Mulley (President, co-founder) graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Theatre and History and received an MA in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths College, London. She is a founding member of Vox Theater whose inaugural production of Mulley’s The Reluctant Lesbian was presented as a workshop at Dartmouth College and in the New York Fringe Festival in 2012. New York credits: You Are Here (NyLon Fusion Collective/Gene Frankel Theater), The Tutor (FringeNYC), Sezze Sun (Odyssey Productions/walkerspace), The Lazarus Years (Red Room). London credits: The Proxies (Theatre503, Etcetera Theatre), Cook’s Clock (Soho Theatre), Fee (Tristan Bates Theatre). Strange Bare Facts, a play-in-progress about health care, has received readings at the NYU Forum on Theatre for Public Health, the New London Barn Playhouse and the Last Frontier Theater Conference. She has served as the Literary Manager of NyLon Fusion Collective and a Resident Playwright for Odyssey Productions. She has worked for Nick Hern Books, Soho Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop and Hourglass Group and has published headlines in The Onion. She currently lives in New York.
Matthew Cohn (Managing Director, co-founder) graduated from Dartmouth College in 2008 with a degree in Philosophy and Theater. He is a founding member of Vox Theater. Upon graduation, he returned to his New York to pursue a career in acting. Recent New York credits include:The Reluctant Lesbian (New York International Fringe Festival); The Country Wife (Chernuchin Theatre); Henry V (Kill Mike, Use…); King Lear (National Black Theater of Harlem); The Weird(Wake Up Marconi! Productions); Aliens Exist (Manhattan Repertory Theater); Sans Deus (Just ASK Productions). Regional: The Importance of Being Earnest (Northern Stage); Measure for Measure (Elm Shakespeare Company); Rhinoceros (The Mighty Theater); Picasso at the Lapin Agile, I Hate Hamlet, Shakespeare in Hollywood, and Almost, Maine, among others (New London Barn Playhouse). www.matthewcohn.com email@example.com
Hannah Chodos The Actors’ Gang: Julia, 1984; Zita, The Untouchable Bobby Fischer; Marianne, Tartuffe; Chepi/Samuel, Break the Whip; Ensemble, I Am Not a Racist, But…; Noni, Klüb. The Savannah Theatre Project: Mildred, Freedom! And the Sticky End of Make-Believe. Dartmouth: Time Remembered, Anna Karenina, How I Learned to Drive, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Heidi Chronicles. After graduating from Dartmouth in 2006, Hannah returned to her hometown of Los Angeles. She became involved with The Actors’ Gang (Artistic Director, Tim Robbins) in 2004 and has been training and performing with the company ever since. She is currently a teaching artist for their prison project, whose mission is to apply the creative process as means for rehabilitation for prison inmates, through the company’s unique form of commedia dell’arte. In 2009, she led a dance and choreography workshop at The Dragon’s Egg produced by Odyssey Productions. She co-stars in the short film, No Vacancy, featured in the Short Film Corner at the 2012 Cannes festival and has recently completed production on one (very) short film of her own: Tuesday, written by and starring Hannah Chodos).
Andrew Dahl recently appeared Off-Broadway and around the country as Balthasar in Theatre for a New Audience’s production of The Merchant of Venice, starring F. Murray Abraham. Regional credits include King Lear, The Madness of George III, Six Degrees of Separation, and many more at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, as well as George Bailey in Theatresquared’s adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life. At Dartmouth College, he co-created and performed in the original pieces American Laundry and Cynical Romantics. Andrew is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has an MFA from the Old Globe/USD Professional Actor Training Program.
Courtney Davis graduated from Dartmouth in 2009 with a degree in Theater Modified with English. Her most recent credits include Aida in Aida, Pattie in Smokey Joe’s Cafe and The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. When not doing theater Courtney spends her days reading, running and obsessively watching the Food Network.
Amanda Jones New York: Walking Down Broadway at the Mint Theatre; Marie Antoinette: Color of Flesh with Earl Productions; five seasons with Jean Cocteau Repertory including Candida, The Maids, Uncle Vanya, The Importance of Being Earnest andDona Rosita the Spinster, among others; An Ideal Husband with Sink or Swim Rep, The House of Mirth, Nowadays, Under the Gaslight and The Contrast at Metropolitan Playhouse. Regional: Marie Antoinette: Color of Flesh at the Caldwell Theatre, FL; Engaged and Arsenic and Old Lace at the Depot Theatre, NY; Bell, Book and Candle and Picnic at Sierra Repertory, CA; The Magnificent Ambersons and The Man Who Came to Dinner at Oldcastle Theatre, VT. Film and TV work includes several commercials, One Life to Live and several independent features and shorts. Amanda studies speech pathology at Queens College and is a talented and/or enthusiastic recreational dancer, downhill ski racer, and surfer. www.amandabjones.com
Katie Lindsay is a director who graduated from Dartmouth in 2011, where she studied in History and Theater. While at Dartmouth, she was President of the Displaced Theater Company and directed Beyond Therapy, Closer, The Shape of Things, and Doubt, among others. Since graduating, Katie traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Chile to assist in productions aimed at building community. She recently moved to New York to pursue directing. She has worked as a production assistant at New York Theatre Workshop, and is currently teaching with Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP).
Marina McClure As a director, Marina McClure creates experimental live performances with the audience experience at the core. Her works confront injustice and advocate for the oppressed, the voiceless, the women, the queers, the outsiders. Marina has directed theater, opera and parades for Handspring Puppet Company, REDCAT, The Kennedy Center, Manhattan Theater Source, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Dartmouth College, the New York & Capital Fringe Festivals, and in found spaces and theaters in Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, New Hampshire, and South Africa. She assisted Anne Bogart with SITI Company’s Trojan Women at the Getty Villa and for the 2012 Next Wave Festival at BAM. Marina produced The Savannah Theatre Project, a four-month program of exchange between American and South African artists, and was the founding Artistic Director of the ensemble theater company, Odyssey Productions. Awards include a General-Campbell Fellowship, FAR Space Artist Residency, and the Gurdin Directing Award. MFA: CalArts, BA: Dartmouth.
Sagine Valla is born of Haitian immigrants and was raised in New Jersey. She received an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 2005 and a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins in 2007. Unable to suppress her deep love for performance, Sagine moved back to the tri-state area to pursue a career in acting. She left her job as a healthcare administrator to become the business manager of the Tony Award-winning Crossroads Theater Company. Sagine studies acting with Ken Schatz and is embarking on a number of projects building her career.