Who We Are
Director, Fight Director, Writer
Josephine has been directing for six years, starting with teens and youth theatre and moving to working with university students and community level productions. She graduated Southwestern University with a B.A. in English Literature, and is studying for her Masters in London as an M.F.A. ATP student at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her interest in the creation of theatre and building of shows originated from a fascination with stage combat, which she's been choreographing for 10 years, through several Peter Pans and Romeo & Juliets. She's certified by the British Association of Dramatic Combat and British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, and has interned for Santa Cruz Shakespeare under Kit Wilder as well as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon under award-winning fight director Jonathan Toppo. Josephine is also an avid fan of nautical history and, of course, pirates.
Director, Writer, Fight Choreographer
Darwin is currently a student at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, pursuing a major in Theatre Arts, and where he recieved his certification in broadsword and hand-to-hand combat through Dueling Arts International under Jon Toppo. Darwin has been acting since youth theatre as a child, and began directing and finding an interest in stage combat when he met Josephine. His interest in directing is specifically in the minutae of the actors and the exchange of power and information between them in the scenes, which is reflected in combat and the conversation of dominance within swordplay. When he isn't doing theatre or taking 22 credits a term, Darwin indulges in a sense of nerd-dom via DnD or an array of video games he pretty much never has time to play anyway.
Alison is a graduate of the film program at Southern Oregon University currently working professionally on films and television for companies such as HBO and Disney up in Portland, OR. She kindly volunteers her skill with camera (Through the Looking Glass, The Legend of Bonny Anne, The King in Yellow, Marque & Reprisal) going so far as to cross the continent for our London debut in 2019.
With dreams of being a Director of Photography she spends her free time making costumes and props from the thrift store and having an excellent sense of humor. She has also adopted the pirate lifestyle.
Social Media Manager
Who is he? What does he do? There are many great mysteries in life, and this just might be one.
Jimmy Leavens is a resident of Southern Oregon and graduate of Southern Oregon University. He is extremely excited to be involved with G.I.H Theatrics as their graphic designer (The Legend of Bonny Anne, company logo, A Night of One Acts). When he’s not behind the laptop working, he’s a patron of the arts and all things film and theater. Follow his instagram Leavens Design for collaboration inquiries.
"As you look at Wendy you may see her hair becoming white, and her figure little again, for all this happened long ago. Jane is now a common grown-up, with a daughter called Margaret; and every spring-cleaning time, except when he forgets, Peter comes for Margaret and takes her to Neverland, where she tells him stories about himself, to which he listens eagerly. When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter's mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless."
-J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan