Caitlin Gaspar is a writer, performer, director, and teaching artist. She holds a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch, studying predominantly with the Atlantic Theater Co. and with a semester at Royal Holloway in Devising. Caitlin works as a teaching artist/director/playwright across the five boroughs through Arts Connection, Opening Act, Creative Arts Music Programs, the Atlantic Theater Co,, and most recently Stand Up! Girls. She has been the resident playwright and director at CAMP in Williamsburg, BK for the last five years, writing new works based on chosen themes for ensembles of 40+ kids and directing through to performance. In 2016, Caitlin was commissioned by the organization Haven Kids Rock to write the book of a rock musical. Through extensive interviews and writing exercises with core members and students, Caitlin wrote the book for Unstoppable which performed sold out shows at the Sheen Center in May 2017 and 2018. Growing up with a penchant for Shakespeare, Caitlin created a replica of the Globe Theater out of popsicle sticks, felt, paint and playmobile when she was ten years old and has never looked back. She is thrilled to bring the joy she experienced as a young thespian to the creation of this merry band of players.
Villi Vilhjalmsson is a visual artist who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Textiles and Industrial Design from the Icelandic Academy of Arts, and a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Villi worked as an Assistant Set and Costume Designer at the National Theater of Iceland and the Reykjavik City Theater and did costume and set designs for The People’s Theater in Iceland. Along with his work as an artist Villi has for many years worked as a teaching artist for organizations such as Brooklyn Arts Council, Creative Music Programs, LEAP and Hunter Collage Elementary School. Villi is one of the founders of CAMP and lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Seth Ginsberg has 20 years of experience as a teaching artist, arts curriculum designer, and professional musician in the New York City area. He founded Creative Music Programs in 2008 to further develop his philosophy and practice of working personally and closely with schools and organizations to build music and arts programs which are best suited to the children and the culture of specific school communities. Seth remains an active teaching artist focusing on American folk music and history, recorder, percussion, Jewish music, and folk music from around the world. Seth is a music consultant and workshop designer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and co-owner of Creative Arts and Music Programs (CAMP), a performing arts day camp in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons who proudly attend NYC public schools.