Raucous Caucus 2017 Artist Spotlight!

Kirt Shineman – Playwright

Raucous Caucus Play: Monumental


Kirt Shineman attended the Great Plains Theatre Conference (The Pornographer), Mid-American Theater Conference, the national Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, TheaterWorks Westival New Play Festival (Benkelman and Junction Creek), The Hormel New Works Fest (Cloning Peter), and DC Black Theatre Conference (Kindoki). His plays have been produced at the Emerging Artists Theater, Off-Broadway, and at Theatre Artists Studio in Paradise Valley, AZ. He has been an O’Neill semi-finalist three times, Chicago Pride Films & Plays winner. He has degrees from Arizona State University (MFA- Dramatic Writing), Emerson College (MA- Communication), and Colorado State Un. (Rhetoric & Theater). As a dramaturg, he’s worked with playwrights such as Philip Dawkins, David Rush, Y York, Jen Plants, and Angelica Howland. He is a proud a Dramatist Guild member since 2009.


Adam Sharp – Director

Raucous Caucus Play: Monumental

Adam Sharp has had productions of his written works performed all around the country. He’s received multiple commissions, writing awards, and has been a part of numerous theatre festivals. In 2008, he co-founded Box Wine Theatre and currently serves as Resident Playwright and Associate Artistic Director. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and SAG/AFTRA. Adam received his MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and holds a Bachelor’s degree is in English with a Theatre minor from Southwestern College.

Jim Dadosky – Actor

Raucous Caucus Play: Monumental  

Jim Dadosky – NYC appearances at LaMama/Fringe, Davenport, Theatre for New City, Shades of Truth. Regional: Theatre Raleigh, Loessin Playhouse, Deep Dish. TV/Film: Crime to Remember, Susie’s Hope, Smile as Big as the Moon. Upcoming: project with U.S. Air Force. Was raised in the south by midwestern parents. Proud North Carolinian. BFA: ECU (Go Pirates!) Husband to lovely Moni.

Katherine Durel – Actor

Raucous Caucus Play: Monumental  

Katherine Durel is a Louisiana native doing her time in New York City. A graduate of the CAP21 Musical Theatre Conservatory and Stella Adler MT intensive, she is excited to be jumping into a play festival that is so relevant to the times at hand. She is a lover of improv, Shakespeare, dodgeball, and progressive action against Drumpf.

Bethany Sharp – Actor

Raucous Caucus Play: Monumental  

Bethany Sharp is co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Box Wine Theatre.  She is pursuing her MFA in Theatre Management & Producing at Columbia University School of the Arts and holds a Bachelor’s in Theatre Performance from Southwestern College.  A producer, director, designer and performer, Bethany also enjoys writing and continuing to learn from the amazing talent that NYC has to offer.


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