2015-2016 Apprentice Company
Tramaine Brathwaite, Playwright
Tramaine Brathwaite is from Fort Washington, MD. She holds a BS from the UMD, College Park and a Masters from Carnegie Mellon. At a young age she fell in the love with the arts continued it through directing, producing, and writing. In five years, she intends to have a commissioned play in production.
August Compton is a recent graduate from SCAD with a BFA in Dramatic Writing. She’s always been a writer, but was drawn to the theatrical arts at the end of her freshman year of college and hasn’t looked back since. Five years from now, she’d like to be involved with the production and development of new plays, specifically from fellow female playwrights.
Emily Copeland, Stage Manager
Emily Copeland has just graduated from Georgia State University with a self-made degree program of Playwriting and Stage Management. Previous credits include Soldier Songs (The Atlanta Opera, Assistant Stage Manager), Stray Dogs (Actor’s Express/Essentials Theatre, Stage Manager), L’Elisir D’Amore and The Magic Flute (UGA Opera, Stage Manager), The Just Assassins (GSU Players, Stage Manager), Little Women (GSU Opera, Stage Manager), and The King and I (Fox Theatre, Production Assistant); as well as being a Technical Theatre Intern at Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy last year. 2 Samuel 7:18
Ahsha is ecstatic about working in her new home of Atlanta, Ga. Born and raised in Columbia, SC she has always had an unknowing passion for the arts. She has been performing since age 8. She realized her passion after performing as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz in eighth grade. She now holds a BA in Communications with an emphasis in Theatre from the University of South Carolina Upstate. In five years Ahsha hopes to be a professional traveling working actor, stage manager and director.
As an actress, dancer and ventriloquist, Catherine Dee found her home on the stage since she was a toddler. Her pursuit in acting began while attending the oldest American acting conservatory, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. Originally from South Carolina, she returned and home graduated summa cum laude from Limestone College with the Ann Turbyfill theatre scholarship. She has appeared in over a dozen productions in both collegiate and regional theatre but, playing Lucy the Slut in “Avenue Q” and Maggie in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” have been her favorites. Catherine explored her interests in film and television by working in Los Angeles and made the decision to relocate to Atlanta, where she signed with SALT Model and Talent. Her future plans include acting and directing in national theatre and to continue to pursue producing, acting and directing in film.
After growing up in Fayetteville, GA, Kayal attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in a self-designed major consisting of theater, film, and business. He decided to explore acting after quitting music in high school, and instantly loved the theater world. In another five years, Kayal hopes to be a working comedic actor in the Los Angeles film industry.
Spencer Miller is an actor from Jacksonville, Florida. He has his BA in theatre from Berry college. He first got into acting in high school when a friend convinced him to audition for the musical and he has never looked back. He plans on moving to California to work more in film and to become a cast member on SNL.
Since her days in elementary school, shooting shaky, hand-held films with her siblings in the backyard, Rebeca has maintained a love of storytelling– particularly through acting. She is fueled to pursue a life in this field by a firm belief that strong storytelling changes both actor and audience for the better. It fosters empathy by forcing one to look outside his or her own experiences. Rebeca trained at the National Theater Institute through the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and has recently attained her BA in Theatre and Cinema Performance from Asbury University. Through college, Rebeca acted in multiple staged productions, sitcoms and short films. More recently, she has booked principle roles in several independent films– including the recently released Hope Bridge, acting opposite Booboo Stewart and Kevin Sorbo. Rebeca is thrilled to continue exploring and honing her craft through her partnership with Horizon Theatre. For more information about Rebeca, check out her website: www.rebecarobles.com
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Brittany L. Smith had always dreamed of a successful career attorney. It wasn’t until her junior year of college that her passion for reading and her hobby of writing resulted in a life changing decision to become an actor. Smith attended the University of South Florida in Tampa and performed in productions like Moliere’s The Doctor In Spite of Himself; Amen Corner; and a dance/theatre piece about the genocides in Darfur called What the Heart Remembers; Maria Kizito and Eurydice. Smith graduated Cum Laude from USF with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Performance and a minor in creative writing. In 2013, she starred in the Bronze Lenz Film Festival Award Winning web series, Lena Street Ladies. In 2015, Smith won the award for Best Breakthrough Actress at the TPN Film Festival for her role as an Arabic speaking CIA special agent. “Ideally in five years I see myself playing a leading role on a major network television series while being cast in theatre productions during the entire summer and winter breaks. I am absolutely in love with what I do and this is only the beginning,”
Jasmine Thomas graduated from University of Georgia with a BA in Theatre and a minor in French. Jasmine’s love to perform developed from performing African Dance and acting in school plays, community theatre, and other various projects. In the next five years, Jasmine would like to travel around the country acting with different theatre companies and eventually ending up in NYC to pursue both theatre and film/TV. Her favorite credits include: Minnie Dove Charles from Flyin’ West, Elizabeth from In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), and Donna Anna (Don John) from Much Ado About Nothing.