Entropy Theatre produces bold theatrical experiences that entertain and meaningfully engage its audiences on a cerebral and emotional level. We foster a safe creative atmosphere where the possibilities of theatre can be tested, thereby advancing the art form and bolstering our audiences’ imaginative capacity, sense of humanity, and compassion for one another in a trustful and respectful manner. We also work with diverse artistic voices and emphasize theatrical elements such as movement, ensemble-building, process, artistic authorship, and the audience-performer relationship.To this end, we aim to create work that promotes both audience inclusivity and open-hearted artistic collaboration.
Courtney Closson is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she studied Mathematics and Economics, with a minor in Theatre. Since moving to the Boston area, she has stage managed and produced for several theaters, including Hovey Players, Stadium Theatre, the Belmont Dramatic Club, and Moonstruck Theater Company. In college, she also stage managed for both the Theatre Department and Project: Theatre, a student-run group.
Courtney's previous non-profit experience includes an internship at The Village Network, NH-based support service for the elderly community, where she learned the ins and outs of running a small business. She also currently sits on the board for Hovey Players and is the Treasurer for her college Alumnae group. During the day, she works as an Actuarial Analyst for an insurance company in Worcester, and during her free time she takes classes at ImprovBoston and studies for her FCAS.
Joe Juknievich is a theatre director based in Boston, Massachusetts. Since graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 2016, he has professionally directed full productions for Exiled Theatre, the Firehouse Center for the Arts, and Praxis Stage. He has also directed readings and other small projects for SpeakEasy Stage Company and TC Squared. Recent Assistant Director credits include shows produced by SpeakEasy Stage Company and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Prior to graduating, he frequently directed shows produced by the Mask and Dagger Dramatic Society, for which he was recognized as a semi-finalist in the SDC Initiative at the American College Theatre Festival.
During the 2017-2018 season, Joe worked as SpeakEasy Stage Company's Artistic Fellow, where he helped produce the company's inaugural sensory-friendly performance for audience members with Autism Spectrum Disorder. During the day, he works as the Administrative Assistant for the newly renovated Emerson Colonial Theatre, providing administrative support to all full-time staff. When not in rehearsal, Joe can be found giving walking tours of the Freedom Trail and bonding with his social-justice warrior hedgehog, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Learn more about Joe at josephjuknievich.com.
Kayleigh Kane is a Boston-based performer, educator, and movement artist. She can be found acting both on stage and on camera, including projects with Praxis Stage, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Sevco Productions, and more. She is a frequent performer and contributor at ImprovBoston, working on projects like GoreFest, and Clue: An Improvised Murder Mystery, and performing regularly as a resident cast member.
As an educator, Kayleigh works with youth groups, high school students, and adults alike, coaching them in improv, dance, and movement performance, and encouraging them to explore their creativity and use their bodies to tell stories. As a Movement Director, Kayleigh uses a variety of established techniques and a collection of original exercises. In the rehearsal room, she strives to maintain an environment of respect, flexibility, and constant communication. Areas of artistic interest include surrealist movement sequences, found object combat choreography, consent-forward staged intimacy practices, and improvised creative movement.
Entropy Theatre is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Entropy Theatre must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law
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