Since 2005, Cassie has worked with theaters, arts organizations, and training programs across the country, connecting with communities, facilitating events, educating actors, and helping to build frameworks that allow these organizations thrive. As a performer herself, Cassie received her training in the MFA Acting program at Florida Atlantic University, the BA Theatre program at Goshen College in Indiana, and in the 9th Certification Group of Fitzmaurice Voicework® instructors; she has worked as an actor, director, and theatre educator in many theatres, schools, and institutions in Indiana, Florida, and Oregon. Behind the scenes, she has worked as a Production Manager, Event Manager, and Production Stage Manager at the Goshen College Music Center; as Event Coordinator for New World Arts (Goshen, Ind.); as Publicity Coordinator for the Florida Atlantic University Department of Theatre and Dance; and as the Ten4One/PASSPORT Coordinator, “Think It” Project Manager, Professional Development Program Coordinator, Capital Campaign Manager, Director of Advancement, and Associate Artistic Director right here at Bag&Baggage.
Cassie first began working with B&B as an actor in the summer of 2011, shortly after moving to Oregon, and is a proud founding member of B&B’s Resident Artist Company. She has been the artistic leader of the company since the spring of 2019; her current work unites her passion for challenging, engaging live performance experiences with her passion for promoting the presence of arts organizations within communities, helping to ensure their success. Cassie is grateful to have built her artistic career over most of the past decade here at Bag&Baggage, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to help lead this organization into its future.
Cassie is responsible for all artistic decisions for Bag&Baggage, including play selection, casting, and hiring directors; she also oversees the Resident, Associate, and Emerging Artists, as well as B&B outreach initiatives. She can be reached at email@example.com.