Artistic Director
kathy

Kathy Randels is ArtSpot's founding artistic director.  She has written, performed in, and directed numerous original solo and ensemble works for professional, prison and student ensembles throughout the world.  She has received OBIE, Big Easy and Storer Boone awards, as well as Louisiana and NEA/TCG Theatre Fellowships.

Ensemble
Founded in January 2002 by Kathy Randels with Lucas Cox and J Hammons, our ensemble develops performer training methodology and utilizes collaborative processes in the creation of new works.
jeff

Jeff Becker is a sculptor and set designer and a 2009 recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Theatre Designers.  He was a founding member of the performance group Crisus, which specialized in site-specific performances that utilized innovative kinetic sets, sculpture, film, machines, and live performance.

sean

Sean LaRocca is a composer and sound designer and currently serves as ArtSpot's managing director.  Sean's music has appeared in many ArtSpot shows, including Flight, Chekhov's Wild Ride, and Rumours of War.  Sean's background in audio production means that when he's not playing the music, he's operating one of the boards!

rebecca

Rebecca Mwase trained as a vocalist, actor and movement performer at Grinnell College.  She holds a BA in Chinese & Theatre and spent the last two years teaching English in mainland China.  She recently performed in Junebug's "Voices from the Back of the Class" and is thrilled to be working with ArtSpot both creatively and administratively.

lisa

Lisa Shattuck earned her B.F.A. in Theater Arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  She taught drama classes to inner-city Philadelphia youth for United Way, and was curriculum director for Murphy’s Creek Theater Company Summer Shakespeare Season.  Currently she teaches at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in the Media Arts department.

ashley

Ashley Sparks holds an M.F.A. in Directing and Public Dialogue from Virginia Tech University and is a 2008 Princess Grace Honoraria Awardee.  She has served as assistant director and community organizer on projects with Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble, DXM Theatre, and Synchronicity, and is a recent board chair of Alternate Roots.

Staff
gianna

Gianna Chachere is ArtSpot's Director of Development.  She is a former director of Patois: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, and the Producing Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival in New York.  She has extensive experience in curating and producing film, video and live performance programs for film festivals and cultural institutions.