MEET THE TEAM

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Joshua Keen

Creative Director

Joshua (he/him) - a graduate of Syracuse University - BFA Musical Theatre, Josh 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 amidst the pandemic. While it has been a very tough couple of years for our industry, Joshua is committed to finding ways to stay creative and living life with the motto “There’s no such thing as a bad idea”! This company has opened a new world of creativity and has led him to help make other artist’s visions come true. Let’s make some art! @joshuakeen

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Candice Hatakeyama

Operating Director

Candice (she/her) - iis a performer, writer, and director based in New York City, originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated summa cum laude with a BFA from Syracuse University in May 2021, and was one of twelve College of Visual and Performing Arts Scholars. Favorite performance credits include Catch Me If You Can at Arena Stage, “Alice Ford” in The 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 towards writing a musical adaptation of Ruth Ozeki’s award-winning novel, A Tale for the Time Being. When she’s not performing, writing, and directing, you can find her staring longingly at dogs on the 1 train, teaching people the proper pronunciation of “ukulele,” and saving to expand her very small collection of Dr. Martens. @canditheduck

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Giuliana "G" Augello

Managing Director

Giuliana (she/her) -  is New York City-based performer, originally from Coopersburg, PA, 'living and breathing through her twenties'. Giuliana graduated from Syracuse University's Department of Drama in May of 2021 with her BFA in Musical Theatre. While in school she also studied at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England, participating in their Advanced Acting program. G feels unbelievably grateful to be collaborating with artists who are not only talented and passionate, but down-to-earth human beings. Fostering creativity is what she loves to do. And working with incredible people while doing it is simply a perk. Next Stop Creatives is for you all! Enjoy! @giulianaaugello

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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

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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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