Grayson Basina
Production and Studio Associate, Master Carpenter
School of Theater

Grayson Bassina started his career in theater on the stage in his high school, building a small folding privacy screen. That simple project created within him a passion for theater that has shaped his entire life. Grayson went to school at the University of Wisconsin Platteville, where fantastic... Continue reading »

Camille Benda
Head of Costume Design

With over 20 years experience working in film, theatre and commercials, Camille Benda has enjoyed the process of supporting directors, producers and actors in realizing their creative vision through costume. Camille’s research-led design approach started with a love of art history and... Continue reading »

Jose Luis Blondet
Faculty, School of Theater
Theater History

José Luis Blondet is Curator of Special Initiatives at LACMA, where he has organized the exhibitions Not I: Throwing Voices 1500 BCE – 2020; Merce Cunningham, Clouds and Screens (2018); Liz Glynn: The Myth of Singularity (2016); Various Small Fires (Working Documents) (2015); and Compass... Continue reading »

Marissa Chibás
Faculty, Acting
Director of Duende CalArts

Marissa Chibás is a writer, filmmaker, actor, recipient of a TCG Fox Fellowship in Distinguished Achievement, and a NewFilmakers LA filmmaker of the month award (September 2019). Marissa’s work was described by the New Yorker as “...impassioned and physically unstinting acting. We... Continue reading »

Monty Cole

Monty Cole has workshopped and directed new plays and re-imaginings of classic text across the country.  He has directed for Steppenwolf, Center Theatre Group, The Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, CalArts Center for New Performance, Cape Cod Theatre Project, Alley Theatre All... Continue reading »

Ashley Cole Bruce

Ashley Cole Bruce is a Senior Production Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering. Ashley hails from Ohio where she received her undergraduate degree from Miami University. She moved out to SoCal to earn her MFA in Scenic Art / Scenic Design from CalArts. After working in film and television... Continue reading »

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