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ABOUT US

STAFF

Adam Odsess Rubin - Founding Artistic Director

Adam Odsess Rubin - Founding Artistic Director

Adam (he/him) is a director, playwright, actor, and teaching artist. At NQT, Odsess-Rubin directed his play DREAMers (NYU), based on interviews with undocumented LGBTQ youth in Queens, NY, for which he received the title ‘Emerging Playwright’ from Theater for the New City and Pint-Sized Plays at The Eagle NYC. He also wrote and directed Speechless (Theaterlab), a play exploring HIV narratives in 2018, to sold-out audiences. He produced the Queer Village Reading Series and Criminal Queerness Festival. His work as an actor, director, and playwright has brought him to The Guthrie, BAM, The Civilians, Theater for the New City, A.C.T., New Conservatory Theater, Faultline Theater, and ArtsEmerson. He has also worked as a teaching artist with refugee youth, Israeli and Palestinian teenagers, and taught in juvenile halls. In 2016, Odsess-Rubin served as personal assistant to AIDS Memorial Quilt Founder Cleve Jones, a protégé of Harvey Milk. He is the recipient of the Charles M. Gilbert Award for Sustained Excellence in the Arts, and received the 21st Century Educator Scholarship two years in a row from NYU. In 2017, he was nominated for Bay Area Theater Critics Circle and Theatre Bay Area awards. His writings on theater and activism have been published by Howlround and The Teaching Artist Journal. BA: UC Santa Cruz MA: NYU Steinhardt.

Camille Witt - Marketing Manager

Camille Witt - Marketing Manager

Camille (she/her) is a senior at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where she studies theatrical design and sociology. Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, she has trained and worked as a carpenter and technician at Playmakers Repertory Company (Bye Bye Birdie, Cabaret, Bright Star, The Amish Project). She served on the board of One Song Productions, an independently student-run production company in Carrboro, NC, where she produced, promoted, designed, and/or built roughly a dozen productions. Beyond the formal training she receives in her design/technology courses, she is actively involved in her program and is a leader in the student theater community at CWRU. She has designed and stage-managed for Players' Theater Group (Circle Mirror Transformation, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.) and is President of the CWRU's premier short-form musical improv comedy troupe, IMPROVment. She is passionate about representation and social justice and is currently working alongside theater department faculty in coordinating community efforts to make the department more inclusive and diverse. Camille started at NQT as an Artistic Engagement Intern and in her year with the company has worked on promoting readings of work-in-development, launching the New Visions Fellowship for Black and Trans Playwrights, and much more. She was the Marketing Coordinator for the 2021 Criminal Queerness Festival.