Devin Fletcher is a director, stage manager, and theater artist originally from the wild coast of Maine and based in New York City. Recent directing and stage management projects include work with Lincoln Center Education, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Trusty Sidekick Theater Company, American Repertory Theater, La MaMa ETC, Two River Theater Company, The New Victory Theater LabWorks, The Assembly, Tiltyard, Wildrence, and various Off Broadway credits. Additional work includes pieces with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Elm Shakespeare Company, Orchestra New England, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, ArtsEmerson, Israeli Stage, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, and Everyman Rep. She holds a BA in Directing from Emerson College, with further training from IUGTE Physical Theater's Austria program, and the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles. As a teacher, she has lead programs for IUGTE Italy, Legacy Theatre in Branford CT, Elm Shakespeare Company in New Haven CT, and directed Two River Theater's Summer Intensive. As a Co-Artistic Director of Bluelaces Theater Company, Devin has worked on their premiere production of SUDS, the A.R.T. and Long Island University remounts, and the 2018 remount of All Aboard. This year, she's begun directing the devising development of the company's next original production: Muse, a piece that centers on themes of myths, folk stories, and journeys of legend: the arc of seasons and changes of life, and inspired by creating paths for multi-sensory exploration through universal themes of found family, hope, loss, determination, and belief.
Samantha is a performer, director, and theater artist based in New York City. She is the Co-Artistic Director of Bluelaces Theater Company - a theater company focused on encouraging sensory experiences and social play through immersive, multi-sensory productions specifically designed for audiences with autism and other developmental differences - and has previously directed and performed for the company since their NYC premiere of Out There! In addition, Samantha is Company Manager for Trusty Sidekick Theater Company, a theater company devoted to creating bold, original productions for young people and their families; she was a part of the production team for Trusty Sidekick’s original 2015 production of Up and Away at Lincoln Center Education, in addition to their 2018 remount for Lincoln Center’s inaugural Big Umbrella Festival - the world’s first month-long festival dedicated to arts programming for children on the autism spectrum and their families. Samantha is also a resident company member with Queens Shakespeare, Inc., in partnership with What Dreams May Co. Directorial credits include SUDS (Bluelaces Theater Company / American Repertory Theater) and All Aboard! (Bluelaces Theater Company / Actors Fund Arts Center). Recent performance highlights include Campfire (Trusty Sidekick Theater Company / Lincoln Center Education), Out There! (Bluelaces Theater Company), Henry VI (Queens Shakespeare), King Lear (Queens Shakespeare), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Queens Shakespeare). In addition, Samantha was a 2015 Jim Rye Fellow for The International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) Showcase, as well as a teaching artist with Treehouse Shakers and a freelance writer for TYA TODAY. She holds a B.F.A. in Drama from NYU Tisch and an M.A. in Educational Theatre from NYU Steinhardt.
Allison is a Chicago native living in Queens, who came to New York to obtain her MA in drama therapy from NYU. When she is not creating theater with Bluelaces, she is working with an organization called Hallways that brings social-emotional wellness and evidence-based prevention programming to adolescents in NYC.
Bec Ehlers is a Seattleite turned New Yorker, a theatre maker, and an educator. They graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Theatre and Creative Writing. They started out board opping for Bluelaces’ original production of “All Aboard,” and haven’t left since. Bec bounces back and forth between the theatre and literary worlds; their work has been published through Harmony Ink and Sinister Wisdom and produced by A Contemporary Theatre, Macha Monkey Productions, and Fantastic.Z.
Board of Directors/Advisors
Bluelaces Ensemble Members
Amanda D'Archangelis Christopher Stevenson Kelsey Bowens Mychal Leverage
Anne Lieberson Dewitt Burgess Mariah Plante Naomi Avadanei
Annika Gullahorn Ellen Rothfuss Mary Harmer Nick Stag
Arielle Gonzalez Emily Bruner Matsy Stinson Rachel Sobelsohn
Bri Brown Emmie Finckel Meghan Grover Raphael Anastas
Catherine Montesi Genevieve Simon Meridith Keller Robert Stevenson
Charlotte Moroz Isaac Boorstin Miranda Lee Suzannah Gratz
Chelsea Drumel Jailyn Harris Monah Yancy Vicki Bain
Chelsea Taylor Jill Clough Montana Hoover Weldon Steinke