CRASH Theater Co. is a collective of theater artists founded on the principle that contemporary theater must reflect the diverse, multifaceted audience of today. CRASH commits to having women in creative and executive roles, people of diverse backgrounds in all casts, and original, ensemble-devised elements in all productions. CRASH seeks to reinvigorate classic masterpieces by refracting them through a modern, actor-driven lens. CRASH also emphasizes poetic modern narratives that break out of a naturalistic framework. In these ways, CRASH seeks to move beyond a traditional theater audience and gain relevance in contemporary storytelling.
All four founding members of CRASH Theater Co. attended The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater MFA Acting program and graduated in 2014. Laura received a BFA in Acting from CU Boulder before founding Devil's Thumb Theater Company in Boulder, Co. and has since gone on to collaborate with Brooklyn Acting Lab as a teaching artist and director. Billy graduated from Dartmouth College before attending A.R.T. and has been working in film and television since graduation, appearing in multiple film and TV programs, as well as graduating to The Upright Citizens Brigade's advanced study program. Rebecca received a BFA from Boston Conservatory and has appeared in numerous productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Regionally. Danny graduated from College of the Holy Cross and spent time before graduate school traveling the country doing children's theater, has also collaborated with Brooklyn Acting Lab, as well as doing regional theater and voiceover. All four founding members performed in rep at the Moscow Art Theater during a three-month residency during graduate school. CRASH Theater Co. was founded in September, 2016 as a way to actualize our unique artistic vision inspired by our eclectic, interdisciplinary theater training.