WE REALLY LOVE THIS JOB.
We are joined in our directing efforts each year by a wonderful roster of guest artists and alumni
The Chelsea Funnery staff is an ever-evolving group of theater lovers and Bard enthusiasts from a wide variety of performance, directing, film, puppetry, dance, clown and music backgrounds. We are Vermonters, rural art makers, and alumni of this very program! Our staff is committed to continuing the vibrant community and outstanding performances that has marked Funnery programs from the beginning. We are deep believers in FUN and come to our teaching and directing with collaboration and compassion at the foremost of our work with students.
Tess Holbrook is our current leader at The Chelsea Funnery, making sure emails are sent out, Puck's flowers are blooming, and the Witches cauldron is bubbling! Tess Holbrook was born and raised in Tunbridge, Vermont, and debuted her acting and directing skills at the Get Thee To The Funnery when she was fourteen years old and hasn't left since. She is a filmmaker, theater director and writer during her free time.
Our BARD OF DIRECTORS
Sophie Wood is a clown, poet, dancer, director, puppeteer, and farmer. Born and raised in Vermont, she writes, builds and performs as a member of The Royal Frog Ballet, a collaborative performance collective. She has worked with the Governor's Institute of the Arts, Bread and Puppet Theater and moonlights as a farm manager.
Kailie Larkin has worked with the Governor's Institute of the Arts, trained with Double Edge Theatre and is a member of The Royal Frog Ballet. A Vermonter by birth, Kailie is currently a full time theater teacher in Virginia, bringing her love of the arts to students of all ages only in states that start with the letter V.