Meet our Producing Artistic Directors!
Anita directs, choreographs and produces shows for OFVS. She recently curated and directed, Tap: An Evening of Rhythm, at the Southampton Cultural Center and Avram Theatre at Stony Brook Soutahmpton University in April 2016. The show included not only entertaining performances in tap dance and the collaboration of several dance studios on Long Island such as dancehampton and Royalenova, it brought tappers of various ages together as well as Broadway tap dance professional, Aaron Tolson. The show also presented the history of tap dance along with show stopping dance numbers. Outside of OFVS she is the coordinator of the East End Arts Teeny Awards; dance teacher and leader of the Tap Army competition team at dancehampton studio in East Hampton; and she performs a myriad of jobs all over the East End. She is also dance choreographer at Southold Junior/Senior High School where she has choreographed Rent, Adams Family, Mary Poppins and recently choreograhed their production of Les Miserables.
Kasia also provides her direction, choreography and production skills to OFVS shows. She recently graduated with her Master of Art in Applied Theatre from the CUNY School of Professional Studies and is grateful to be able to share her intense passion for theatre. Kasia has been acting, dancing, and singing since her formative years, with over 15 years of performance training. She has performed in various productions on the East End as well NYC. In addition to OFVS, Kasia is an inventory appraiser at Gordon Brothers, actor-educator with New York City Children's Theatre (NYCCT) anti-bullying workshops, and actor educator with NYCCT's Literature at Play programs. She enjoys teaching adolescents and young adults theatrical skills in addition to how theatre can be used as a tool for development and social justice. Her recent work as an applied theatre artist includes a recent JDT Lab at Guild Hall where she curated a Theatre of the Oppressed workshop and teaching acting workshops at Guild Hall. "Art is the lie that will reveal the truth." - Pablo Picasso