Geoffrey Decas O'Donnell, Boo Killebrew and Jordan Seavey on Indie Theater Now
GEOFFREY DECAS O'DONNELL co-founded CollaborationTown and is currently one of the Artistic Core members running the company. He received his BFA from Boston University’s School of Theatre Arts in 2003, and has also studied playwriting with Charles Mee. Geoffrey received a Fringe Excellence Award for Outstanding Playwriting for THE DEEPEST PLAY EVER: THE CATHARSIS OF PATHOS. He has performed in many CTowns shows and collaborated on the writing/creation of many as well, including: THE MOMENTUM(Fringe 2010 Excellence Award for Outstanding Production), LET'S GO, TOWNVILLE, THE ASTRONOMER'S TRIANGLE and THE TRADING FLOOR. He enjoys design and has designed sets and props for CollaborationTown(6969, LET'S GO) and other companies. CTown has been in residency at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center three times and has received much support from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Geoffrey is a happy fellow who enjoys the visual arts, yoga, cooking, Brooklyn, the color green, taking his dog to Prospect Park and riding his bicycle.
BOO KILLEBREW is a playwright, choreographer, actress and co-founder of CollaborationTown, A Theatre Company. Her plays include THE PLAY ABOUT MY DAD (nominated by New Georges for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), THE MOMENTUM (NYC Fringe Festival, Fringe Excellence Award for Overall Production of a Play,Emerging Americas Festival), THEY'RE JUST LIKE US (L.A. premiere at Theatre of Note, NY premiere with CTown, published by The New York Theatre Experience, nominated for four New York Innovative Theatre Awards), TRUE LOVE WAITS (L.A. Theatre of Note, NY Blue Coyote Theatre Group), and PULLING TEETH (Blue Coyote). Boo and/or her work has appeared at The Roundabout Theatre Company (SPEECH AND DEBATE), The Public Theater, The Living Theatre, The New York Musical Theatre Festival, LaMaMa Etc., The Huntington Theatre Co., The Village Theatre, The Olney Theatre Center, 59e59 Theatres, and Boston Playwright's Theatre. Boo received a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Featured Actress and Best Ensemble, 3 NYIT nominations for playwriting and acting, 2 New York Fringe Festival Awards of Excellence, The Bette Davis Foundation Award (Boston University), 3 residencies at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow, a recipient of Blue Coyote's Commission Project, and a NYFA Panelist and Resident. BFA, Boston University.
JORDAN SEAVEY is a member of The Public Theater’s 2009 Emerging Writer’s Group and co-artistic director of NYC-based theatre company CollaborationTown. Created with CTown: THE MOMENTUM (New York Times Critic's Pick, FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award, Emerging American Festival 2011), LET’S GO, TOWNVILLE, THE ASTRONOMER’S TRIANGLE, and THE TRADING FLOOR. His other plays include LISTENING FOR OUR MURDERER, WHO’S AFRAID OF GEORGE C. WOLFE?, THE FUNNY PAIN (reading at The Public Theater, dir. May Adrales), THE TRUTH WILL OUT (developed at the New York Theatre Workshop, Old Vic Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Orlando Shakespeare’s New Playfest, and About Face Theatre), CHILDREN AT PLAY (The Advocate’s Top 10 LGBTQ Plays 2009; published by Playscripts), 6969 (three NYIT Awards), and THIS IS A NEWSPAPER (FringeNYC Award winner). Residencies include the Orchard Project, Ryder Farm, MacDowell Colony, New York Theatre Workshop, Lark Play Development Center, Edward F. Albee Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Robert Wilson's Watermill Center. B.F.A., Theatre Studies, Boston University.
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