Our third StoryAtlas cycle of the year, running from April to May, started with a four-week investigation of the shadow side of our psyche, culminating in an Open House performance of the scenes our actors developed with special focus on bringing qualities of the shadow to the surface.

We honor two actors every cycle. One is chosen based on the quality of the final performance (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on our observation of the actor’s growth and insight into the topic over the entire four-week class (BREAKTHROUGH AWARD).

This month, our “Excellence in Performance Award” went to Yuki Sagara, for her role as Ines in Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit.”

Our “Breakthrough Award” went to Ryan Hensley for his darkly comic performance as Tom in “Fat Pig” by Neil LaBute opposite Chris Crema. This was Ryan’s first acting role in our studio…or any studio…and he greatly impressed us with his natural ability and dedication to the process.



StoryAtlas Honorees for May, 2017:

Excellence in Performance Award: Yuki Sagara for her role as “Ines” in Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit.”

Breakthrough Award: Ryan Hensley for his role as “Tom” in Neil LaBute’s “Fat Pig.”

To read about our next StoryAtlas cycle, please click here.