The Vagrancy is a not-for-profit theatre company. It was founded in 2007 in New York City by Caitlin Hart and Alia Wilson. It has been LA based since 2009 and is currently under the Artistic Direction of Founder - Caitlin Hart.
Caitlin Hart / Founder & Artistic Director
Caitlin Hart holds a B.A in Theatre Arts from Aquinas College and completed the Atlantic Theater Company’s 2 Year Professional Acting Conservatory in NYC. Directing credits with The Vagrancy include: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (Broadway World 2017 Best Play Nominee), Maria Irene Fornes’ What of the Night? (West Coast Premiere; Ovation Recommended; Best Acting Ensemble, Lighting Design & Sound Design Ovation Nominee), Tommy Smith’s White Hot (LA Premiere; Hollywood Fringe -Best in Ensemble Theatre Winner), Tim J. Lord’s Down in the Face of God (World Premiere), Maria Irene Fornes’ Springtime (NYC), Gary Owen’s The Drowned World (LA Premiere), Joe Tracz’s Phenomenon of Decline (LA Premiere) and Kate McMannus’s The Next Available Operator. Other directing credits include: Kim Rosenstock’s 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan (The Illyrian Players Theatre Co.), Peter Sinn-Nachtrieb’s Boom! (Alive Theatre), Jonathan Larson’s Rent (Co-Director/Over the Moon Productions), the world premiere of Nick Zill’s Obama Spy Drama (City in a Swamp Productions) the world premiere of Angie Light’s Unexpectedly Expecting (Asylum Theatre) and Before the Great Leveling (Hayworth Theatre). Caitlin is a lover of new play development and has directed many new play readings, workshops and shorts. www.caitlinhartdirector.com
Miranda Stewart / Managing Director
Miranda Stewart finds joy working in all aspects of theater. In her day job she tutors a lot of algebra, so it will be exciting to bring those math skills to theater budgets. Although she is primarily a director, she first worked with The Vagrancy as a producer on Macbeth. Her directing credits include The Chocolate Affair (Scribe Stages), Raise Your Hand (Acting Out INK Fest), Vital Records (GLO), Eleemosynary (Hollywood Fringe Festival), Catalyst (Loft Ensemble), ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Archway Theatre), A Part and Funeral Party (Hollywood Fringe Festival), Old Times (Occidental College), Little Shop of Horrors, and Metamorphoses (both at Caltech). She loves exploring new plays, and has directed readings for the Rapid Development Series at the Fountain Theatre, The Living Room Series at The Blank, and Seedlings at Theatricum Botanicum. She has also directed a feature film, Fishbowl. www.mirandastewart.net
Katherine Vondy / Writer's Group Moderator
Katherine Vondy is a Los Angeles-based writer and director whose credits span theater, film, and literature. Kat is the recipient of the Davey Foundation Theatre Grant for her play The Fermi Paradox, and her award-winning short film The Broken Heart of Gnocchi Bolognese has screened at festivals worldwide. Her plays have been developed with The Vagrancy, Salt Lake Acting Company, and Paper Wing Theatre Company, and recent theater directing credits include The Complete Human Experience (Lost Moon Radio), Friends in Transient Places (Fresh Produce'd LA), and Suddenly Split and Swiping Over (All Terrain Theater). Kat has received dramatic writing residencies from the HBMG Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Starry Night, and Wildacres. She earned a BA from Amherst College and an MFA in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California. More information about all her creative work is available at katherinevondy.com.
Past Co-Artistic Directors:
Sabina Ptasznik (2013-2014) Alia Wilson (2007 & 2010-2012)