Shannon Flaherty is a performer, arts administrator, and educator originally from New Hampshire. She is co-Artistic Director of Goat in the Road, and is the project director, as well as a teaching artist, for GRP's young playwrights' program, Play/Write. Shannon has performed in and helped create many GRP productions including The Stranger Disease, Foreign to Myself, Numb, and Major Swelling's Salvation Salve Medicine Show. Shannon has also appeared on stage with Skin Horse Theater, Cripple Creek Theatre Co., and Dillard University. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006 and has been living in New Orleans since 2008.
Chris Kaminstein is a writer, director, actor, and co-Artistic Director of Goat in the Road. He has been featured on the cover of American Theatre with company member Will Bowling for work on their original 2010 production, Our Man. He is the co-writer and creator of GRP’sInstant Misunderstanding (residencies at North American Cultural Laboratory and Ko Festival), Our Man, This Sweaty City (episodic podcast), and Numb. He is a frequent collaborator with members of the film company Court 13. Chris’ directing credits include Catch the Wall by Gabrielle Reisman (Dillard University), Major Swelling’s Salvation Salve Medicine Show by Andrew Vaught, and ee me and pollock thee (Big Easy Award nomination). Chris has appeared in plays at Southern Rep (New Orleans), Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble (Bloomsburg, PA), Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Chashama (NYC), and at Spoke the Hub (Brooklyn). Additionally, he is an improviser with the nationally touring group machine A. He holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University in theater studies, teaches part time with KID smART, and in the summers at Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen MI.
Mary Guiteras is a performer, director and writer currently pursuing her Master in Arts Adminstration at the University of New Orleans. She holds a BFA from New York University where she was lucky enough to study with Playwrights Horizons, Experimental Theatre Wing and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has been working as a performing arts educator for over a decade in New York and North Carolina, having worked in a variety of settings ranging from a barn in rural NC to the Museum of Modern Art. In New Orleans she has performed with the New Orleans Shakespeare Company and is a founding member of the improvised comedy ensemble, Live Girls.