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Amy Freed
Artist-in-Residence, Playwriting; Acting Concentration Advisor. Amy Freed is the author of The Monster Builder, Restoration Comedy, The Beard of Avon, Freedomland, Safe in Hell, The Psychic Life of Savages, You, Nero and other plays. Awards include the Charles McArthur Playwriting Award, the Joseph Kesserling Award, and LA Critic's Circle Award and Pulitzer Prize Finalist (Freedomland.) Freed's work has been produced at Playwright's Horizons, New York Theater Workshop, The Flea, South Coast Repertory Theater, The Goodman, Seattle Repertory, American Conservatory Theater, Yale Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Rep, The Woolly Mammoth Theater, Portland Artists Rep, Arena Stage and other theaters around the country.

Freed has served as TCG Resident Playwright at South Coast Rep, Resident Playwright at the Old Globe, and was a Mellon Foundation Playwriting Resident for the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. 2009-2012.

Current commissions include South Coast Rep and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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Amara Tabor-Smith
Artist-in-Residence, Dance.  Tabor-Smith is an Oakland based dance maker who describes her work as Afro Futurist Conjure Art. She is a 2016 recipient of the Creative Capital grant. Amara is the artistic director and founder of Deep Waters Dance Theater and the co artistic director of Headmistress with dancer Sherwood Chen. Her work with DWDT and Headmistress has been performed nationally and internationally. She has performed in the works of artists such as Anna Deveare Smith, Ronald K. Brown, Faustin Linyekula, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Joanna Haigood, and she is the former associate artistic director and dancer with the Urban Bush Women Dance Company. Amara received her MFA in dance from Hollins University and the University of Music and Performing Arts, and is on faculty at UC Berkeley.