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 is also the Treasurer for her college Alumnae group. During the day, she works as an Actuarial Analyst for an insurance company in Boston, and during her free time she enjoys hiking and traveling to major U.S. cities.
Joe Juknievich (he/him/his) is a Boston-based freelance theatre director that specializes in queer and progressive re-imaginings of classic texts and musicals. He is also a Founding Co-Artistic Director of Entropy Theatre. Recent projects include: [title of show] (Firehouse Center for the Arts), "The Moors" (Entropy Theatre) (named in The Theatre Mirror's "Favorite Theatrical Experiences of 2019"), "The Rocky Horror Show" (Entropy Theatre/Firehouse/PPAF), "Perfect Arrangement" (UMass Lowell), Praxis Stage's Elliot Norton Award-nominated "All My Sons," and Exiled Theatre's IRNE-nominated "Nurse Play."
As the Artistic Fellow for SpeakEasy Stage Company, Joe assisted with season-planning, organized casting calls, served as the Assistant Director for Allegiance: The Musical, and helped produce the company's first sensory-friendly performance for audience members with sensory-input disorders. He has also assistant directed, or directed small projects, for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (Apprentice Program), the Boston Theatre Marathon, and TC Squared. He holds a BA in American History from the University of New Hampshire. Learn more about Joe at josephjuknievich.com.
Kayleigh Kane is a Boston-based movement director, performing artist, and comedian. Since joining the Boston theatre community in 2016, she has collected credits in acting and movement direction with Exiled Theatre, Praxis Stage, Sevco Productions, Freelance Players, Firehouse Center for the Arts, and Prescott Park Arts Festival. She is a resident performer at ImprovBoston, and a cast member of the ImprovBoston National Touring Company. Her training in these disciplines comes from the University of New Hampshire, Nashoba Valley Dance Academy, iO Chicago, the ImprovBoston Comedy School, Intimacy Directors International, and more.
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, constant communication, and consent. Areas of artistic interest include surrealist movement sequences, 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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