Director, Fight Director, Writer
Josephine has been directing for eight years, through over fourteen productions starting with youth and teen theatre and moving to working with university students and professional shows. She graduated Southwestern University with a BA in English Literature, and just completed her MFA in London at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for Advanced Theatre Practice.
Her interest in theatre started with dabbling in theatrical swordplay, which she now choreographs professionally, and her work tends to focus on the fantastical, adventurous, and feminist in scope and style.
Josephine is certified in several weapon systems 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 under award-winning fight director Jonathan Toppo.
She is also an avid fan of nautical history, and often threatens to quit theatre to run away and be a pirate. Afterwards, she usually returns.
Director, Writer, Fight Choreographer
Darwin is a graduate of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, with a major in Theatre Arts, which is where he recieved his certification in broadsword, rapier, and hand-to-hand combat through Dueling Arts International under Jon Toppo.
Fascinated with all forms of storytelling, Darwin thoroughly enjoys exploring the artsitic potential of prose as well as playwriting, and (when time permits it) tabletop roleplaying and video games! With a penchant for the fantastical, the surreal, and the absurd, Darwin has a interest in stories of the queer and jewish experience.
When down on his luck, you can usually find Darwin reading tarot cards for five pounds a fortune in the basement of pubs. He denies any liability for ill-fortune as a result of one of his readings.
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.
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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.
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Why Gay Innocent Heartless?
"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