MEET THE TEAM

Joshua Keen

Creative Director

Joshua (he/him) - a graduate of Syracuse University - BFA Musical Theatre, is originally from Erwin, NC. At a young age Joshua found passion in producing shows for fun with his sister and friends. Now currently located in NYC, Joshua is grateful for the ability to pursue his dream of becoming a performer and creator virtually amidst the pandemic. While it has been a very tough year for our industry, Joshua was committed in finding ways to stay creative while in person theatre was inaccessible. He directed/choreographed two promotional videos for A La Mode Ice Cream Shop, co-produced a commercial for Orangetheory Fitness, created a dance piece for Syracuse Stage’s virtual Holiday Special, and served as the Associate Director/choreographer for Syracuse University’s Dept. of Drama, fully re-staging an entire musical following Covid-19 protocol, to be filmed in person. He also placed in the Top 3 for BroadwayWorld and Laduca Shoes “Next On Stage” Dance contest. These videos opened up a new world of creativity and has led him to form this company to help make other artist’s visions come true. Let’s make some art! @joshuakeen

Candice Hatakeyama

Operating Director

Candice (she/her) - is a performer, writer, and director from Honolulu, Hawaii. She is graduating in May with a BFA from Syracuse University, and as a College of Visual and Performing Arts Scholar, the college’s highest undergraduate honor. Recent performance credits include “Liat” in South Pacific at Flat Rock Playhouse, “Mistress Ford” in Merry Wives of Windsor at Texas Shakespeare Festival, and “Sheila” in A Chorus Line at the Department of Drama at SU. During her time at Syracuse University, she participated in the Young Research Fellows Program, receiving a $3000 grant supporting her research in writing a musical adaptation of Ruth Ozeki’s award-winning novel A Tale for the Time Being. The project culminated in an hour-long virtual-presentation that debuted on Facebook LIVE in December of 2020. When she’s not performing, writing, and directing, you can find her staring longingly at dogs on the 1 train, eating her way through NYC, and saving to expand her very small collection of Dr. Martens. @canditheduck

Giuliana "G" Augello

Managing Director

G (she/her) -  is New York City based performer, originally from Coopersburg, PA, 'living and breathing through her twenties'.  This May, G is graduating with her BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University's Department of Drama, where she most recently participated in the Lewis Hecker 2021 Virtual Drama Showcase. She also studied at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England, participating in their Advanced Acting program. Favorite Credits include: Rock of Ages (Sherrie) and Chicago (The Hunyak) at Theatre Aspen, The Wild Party (Queenie) at SU Drama, Grand Hotel (Ensemble) at The Rev, and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie) at CLOC. G is the current Social Media Manager and Marketing Intern for comedy duo, Morgan and Kemp, and a Social Media Manager for Orange In The Apple & Beyond, a volunteer organization highlighting SU Drama grads working in the arts. Outside of theatre, she is passionate about environmentalism and can be found in the park, reading a solid book on the train, or traveling the world. Next Stop Creatives is for you all! Enjoy! @giulianaaugello

Camille Graciella Theriault 

Head of Visuals/Design

Camille (she/her) - is an alumn of Syracuse University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Being from Chicago IL, she was introduced to a creative and artistic culture at a young age. She grew up competitively dancing and singing around the house and in turn, found her passion through theatre. Her passion for theatre has led her to playing Katherine in Newsies, interning at an LA based talent agency (The Movement Talent Agency), and swinging regionally produced musicals and children’s plays. This previous year of the pandemic brought lots of defeated feelings, but she took the time to bolster new skills that gave her the opportunity to become a Business Development Associate at Bounteous, a digital technology agency. Since working at Bounteous, Camille has found her creative outlets through design, fashion, and creating dance videos with our team. Let’s create together!! @camillegtheriault

Kate Jarecki

Head of Communications

Kate (she/her) - is a proud Illinois native who has become well accustomed to the east coast after graduating from Syracuse University in 2020. While pursuing her BFA in Musical Theatre, what was a part of multiple productions including The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), The Wild Party (Mae), and A Chorus Line (Maggie). In addition to performance, she is now a proud podcast host of “What’s that From? A podcast exploring musicals we don’t know but probably should” (@wtf_bway). When she is not communicating with clients for Next Stop Creatives, you can find her out walking in Central Park, exploring new restaurants, or working out at Orangetheory! @freshginger

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