ROSE DIRECTING FELLOWSHIP WORK SAMPLES

Work Sample #1: one drop cool by Skyler Volpe (2023)
53:18 – 55:18 (2min)
Description: While this piece features heated and sincere debate about race and identity, the play did not want to be a drama. In this moment, the one fully Black person is caught in the middle of a face-off and physically leaves the heated moment to “cool down” in the fridge. Conceived by the actor, discovered through play in the room, this is meant to actualize the absurdity of the conversation in the physical.

one drop cool by Skyler Volpe, directed by Autumn Angelettie, world premiere at WP Theater (2023)

Work Sample #2: blk thoughts (:you can redo?:) by T.J.L (2021)
4:20 – 7:20 (3min)
Description: This selection, undoubtedly the most challenging moment in the process, is the most intimate and vulnerable scene in the piece. What is conjured in ourselves to witness this internal conflict out loud, plainly, in simplest terms: “stop” and “don’t stop”? My direction, in equal partnership with the actor, was focused on how to safely stage this all-too-common, nuanced variance without misstepping into blurring the lines of consent.
*note: the blurred frame is a result of a temporary recording focus issue; not a directorial choice.

Work Sample #3: Are You My Last Stop? by T.J.L (2023) and one drop cool by Skyler Volpe (2023)
Assorted Photos
Description: I’ve paired photosets from these two shows together—one a romance, one a comedy about friendship—to illustrate the parallels in my approach to intimacy. In my work, intimacy includes verbal and physical play that exists in both distance and proximity, and rooted in joy as often as it can be.