The Associates were once hard-working apprentices at Actors Theatre of Louisville. There, we trained together in devising original pieces and, in so doing, forged a creative bond that we rely on to this day. Now we continue that practice together in New York City, as hard-working apprentices in the Theater At Large. We are the writers, directors, and performers of our plays. We harvest paradox; we dwell in sticky moments; we make work that aims to change the trajectory of storytelling tradition.



JAMAL ABDUNNASIR At Actors Theatre of Louisville: Our Town, Remix 38. Regional Theatre: Refugia (Guthrie), Superior Donuts (Geva Theatre Center). Other Theatre: Handle with Care (JCC of Rochester), The Little Dog Laughed (Blackfriars Theatre), Pandora Boxx’s The Lipstick Massacre (Method Machine), Dublin Carol and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Irish Players of Rochester). TV: Forever (ABC). He holds a BA in Theatre from SUNY Geneseo.

PEREGRINE HEARD is a middle child and Artistic Director of The Associates. After graduating from Yale with a handy BA in East Asian Studies, Peregrine spent one year as a Bat at The Flea Theater; then, she joined the Apprentice Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she performed in Our Town, Jon Jory's Tom Jones, and Remix 38 at the Humana Festival. New York credits include Soot & Spit (World Premier by Chuck Mee, at The New Ohio), Power Couple (Ars Nova ANTFest), Ski End (with Piehole at Ice Factory), Take Ten (Theater Masters at The C.O.W. Theater), LULU (Dixon Place), Lake Victory (Gym at Judson), Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Divine Comedy, and #serials@theFlea.

LAUREN LAROCCA is a Brooklyn-based actor and theater-maker.  New York: Coping (recipient of Overall Excellence in Acting award) and Chemistry at the Soho Playhouse/FringeNYC Encore Series. Regional: 4000 Miles at Baltimore Center Stage, Remix 38, Our Town, Dracula, and A Christmas Carol at Actors Theatre of Louisville and October/November by Anne Washburn with The Workshop at Williamstown Theatre Festival. She holds a BFA in Drama and a minor in Gender and Sexuality studies from NYU.

EMILY STOUT Actors Theatre of Louisville: Remix 38, Our Town, A Christmas Carol, Dracula, and The Rules of Comedy. Emily was a proud member of the 2013-2014 Apprentice company at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Other favorite credits include Eurydice, The Taming of the Shrew, The King Stag, and Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals. Emily graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University at Lincoln Center with a degree in theatre and a minor in classics and attended Interlochen Arts Academy.

BEATRICE VENA studies Costume Design at the Yale School of Drama. She has designed costumes at IRT, Creede Repertory Theatre, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. She spent the past three years working at Actors Theatre, most recently as their Assistant Costume Director.

CASEY WORTHINGTON is a Sacramento-born actor and a proud alumnus of the Actors Theatre of Louisville Professional Training Company. New York theater: Transformatique (Dixon Place). Regional theater: 4000 Miles (American Stage Company), Julius Caesar (Sacramento Theatre Company), Remix 38, Our Town, and A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Other theater: As You Like It, Henry V (Davis Shakespeare Ensemble). Casey studied theater at San Francisco State University.

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