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Richard Owen Geer, PhD
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Richard Owen Geer, PhD

Founders - Founder/Artistic Director
People Magazine says "Director Richard Geer heals troubled communities with the magic of theatre--and the gift of new hope." Dr. Richard Geer created Community Performance-- Theater of, by and for the community- to empower individuals and bring neighborhoods together. Geer has founded over a score ...
Jules Corriere
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Jules Corriere

Founders - Playwright/Artistic Director
Jules Corriere has written thirty-eight plays, edited a book of oral histories, and recently completed a season writing and directing a monthly radio-variety show. Her production of Scrap Mettle SOUL's The Whole World Gets Well won the Presidential Points of Light Award and toured in London and ...
Melissa Block
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Melissa Block

The CPI Team - Executive Director
Melissa Block brings years of experience in nonprofit organizational development to CPI.  After receiving her MA in Practical Anthropology, Melissa worked for a prestigious social science research foundation before moving into arts and community development work.  Her greatest accomplishment -- ...
Kevin Iega Jeff
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Kevin Iega Jeff

The CPI Team - Choreographer
Iega is an accomplished choreographer, director, teacher and performer. In 1982, Iega founded the internationally acclaimed JUBILATION! Dance Company in New York . In 1994, he served as Artistic Director of Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater and presently is Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Deeply ...
Ronald D. Pate PhD
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Ronald D. Pate PhD

The CPI Team - Narrative Sociologist
As a narrative sociologist Ron has researched community oral histories featuring prominent works of Community Performance International. Ron is currently working on a multi-partner project in Portland, OR. He has also directed such narrative projects as: Woodlawn Stories and consulted on narrative ...

Brackley Frayer

The CPI Team - Lighting, Site Designer
Brackley Frayer is Chair and Executive Director of the Department of Theater and the Nevada Conservatory Theater at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and has taught at Dartmouth College, West Virginia University, and the University of Florida . He recently designed Oedipus at Polonus at the ...

Heather McCluskey

The CPI Team - Composer, Lyricist
Heather McCluskey grew up in Southern California and has been a musician since she started piano lessons at the age of five. She began songwriting in her teens and began dabbling in what she now considers to be her forte, Musical Theater during her college days. For her senior project while ...

Joseph Varga

The CPI Team - Set, Site Designer
Joe Varga has designed sets for numerous regional professional theatre companies across the country. His New York Credits include designs for Playwrights Horizons, SoHo Rep, Manhattan Punchline and several Off-Off Broadway productions. He has also deigned for the Actor's Theater of Louisville, ...

Jason Bolen

The CPI Team - Scenic Designer
Jason Bolen is a New York City based Scenic/Projection Designer, Scenic Artist and Art Director. Originally from Michigan, Jason received his BFA from North Carolina School of the Arts. He has designed over 90 productions on the east coast and mid-west. Jason began working with Community ...

Brett McCluskey

The CPI Team - Composer, Accompanist/Music Director
Brett McCluskey received his degree in music from California State University San Bernardino. His first big professional gig came at age 16, where he sat in as guest drummer for the Coasters and the Drifters in Los Angeles. Brett served as district choral accompanist for the Rialto Unified School ...

Wes Sullivan

The CPI Team - Lighting Designer
Wes Sullivan is a Lighting Designer based in Phoenix, Az. Wes has a Master's in Lighting Design from University of Nevada, Las Vegas and currently owns his own lighting firm WSLighting LLC, as well as working for Desert Foothills Theater as their Managing Producer. Wes began working with CPI a few ...
Carrie Davis Marchant
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Carrie Davis Marchant

The CPI Team - Foundations for Life Principles
As a criminologist and curriculum developer, Carrie Davis Marchant has worked as a facilitator with at-risk communities, and has facilitated trainings nationally, in communities as large as Los Angeles and as small as Washington County Schools. Her 15 years of experience in school systems informs ...
Janna Browning
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Janna Browning

The CPI Team - Drama Therapist/Trainer
Janna Browning is a director and drama therapist. Janna received her BFA in Acting from Emerson College in Boston and MA in Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She has directed and performed in productions across the country including Massachusetts, ...

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