Caitlin Hart / Founder & Artistic Director
Caitlin Hart (she/her/hers) holds a B.A in Theatre Arts from Aquinas College and completed the Atlantic Theater Company’s Professional Acting Conservatory in NYC. Favorite directing credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Broadway World 2018 Best Play Nominee), Macbeth (Broadway World 2017 Best Play Nominee), Maria Irene Fornes’ What of the Night? (West Coast Premiere; Best Acting Ensemble Ovation Nominee), Tommy Smith’s White Hot (LA Premiere; Hollywood Fringe Best in Ensemble Theatre Winner) and Kim Rosenstock’s 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan (The Illyrian Players Theatre Co.). Caitlin is a lover of new play development and has directed many new play readings, workshops and shorts. She is also a Casting Director and Intimacy Director. More information about her work is available at caitlinhartdirector.com
Anessa Johnson/BLOSSOMING Associate Producer
Anessa Johnson (she/her/hers) is a professional theatre artist based in Michigan. She studied Theatre Arts at Grand Valley State University and is the proud Logistics Manager of American Immersion Theater, overseeing the props, costumes, equipment, and other inventory for their troupes nationwide. Some favorite roles include Hilgred in "Princess Story" (M.Y. Musical World), Brooke Ashton in "Noises Off!" (University Wits), and Cat in "36 Questions" (Blue Star Players). She also co-hosts two podcasts, and otherwise spends most of her free time hanging out with her dogs. She's honored to be part of this incredible group of artists and looks forward to creating meaningful art together.
Ashley Thomas / BLOSSOMING Associate Producer
Ashley Thomas started her performance career with Michigan Actors Studio and is thrilled to be a new Resident Artist with The Vagrancy. Favorite acting roles include ‘All The Time in The World’ at the Farmington Players and ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ at Little Door Theatre. Acting has always been a passion for her, but after joining The Vagrancy, she realized behind the scenes work is just as interesting! She is excited for her role as BLOSSOMING Associate Producer.
Bruce Hart / Managing Director
Bruce M. Hart is an accomplished Chief Financial Officer and Financial Director with expertise in managing all aspects of financial statement preparation and analysis, third party reimbursement functions, revenue cycle operations, supply chain, budgeting and auditing. Bruce has over 37 years of non-profit healthcare finance experience at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Holland Community Hospital. He has an MBA in Finance from Western Michigan University and earned Certified Healthcare Financial Professional and Fellow of the Health Care Financial Management Association certifications.
Jocelyn Barnes / BLOSSOMING Moderator
Jocelyn Barnes is a dedicated spoken word artist who uses her voice as a way to find healing through self reflection, as a catalyst for activism, and as a means for reclaiming autonomy. She is part of Sunrise Movement, a proud teaching artist with the Diatribe, and she’s the current holder of the Drunken Retort’s “Soul of the Show” trophy. Community, bubble baths, and positive affirmations are in her top 5 in the long list of things she’s passionate about. She’s rooted in the belief that self love gives you the power to achieve the impossible. Her main goal in life is to empower those without the ability to do so themselves, and to always give as much love to herself as she gives to others. Every poem she writes is about being her big, beautiful, and black self. Wanna be her friend? Talk to her about your zodiac, send her pictures of cute dogs, and don’t touch her hair.
Holli Sinn / Writers' Group Moderator
Holli Sinn is a playwright and teaching artist from Fort Worth, Texas. Her plays have been produced and developed at her alma mater Cornell College, Iowa City, Chicago, Austin, Texas, and New Castle, Australia. Her play, PEACH BLOOD was selected for the main stage series at Cornell College. In Austin, her experimental play SCAVENGER HEART was workshopped in the UT’s 2009 Lab Series and THE CHRONICLES OF BAD ASS WOMEN was workshopped during the Cohen New Works Festival in March 2011. In the summer of 2012, she self-produced a basketball love story between two teammates, THE SIXTH MAN.
Holli holds a B.A. in English and Theater from Cornell College and her M.F.A in Playwriting at the University of Texas at Austin where she also found a passion for teaching and yoga. In 2010 she attended the Theater of the Oppressed Conference in Kalkutta where she began to deeply respect political and educational theater. Later, she trained in Drama Based Instruction through the Summer Institute at UT. For the last five years she’s been running a yoga business and training others in the art of storytelling through the body. Now, she’s excited to be the inaugural moderator for The Vagrancy’s Michigan Writers' Group.