The Shrill Collective
The Shrill Collective seeks to effect civic, social, and economic change through the union of activism and the performing arts by supporting artists who are women, non binary, and other marginalized genders. We believe that by giving women and non-binary artists an elevated platform to share their unique artistic perspective and experiences, we can transform a pipeline that has traditionally favored cis male storytelling. By pairing these stories with local changemaking organizations, we hope to advance social, political, and economic justice and equity.
The Shrill Collective was founded on March 5th, 2017, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization under Fractured Atlas.
Women's Voices. Amplified.
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The Writers Block
The placement of the apostrophe in our name is not a mistake. Our block belongs to all, whether just passing through or taking up residency — everyone is welcomed.
The Writers’ Block is here for all who have ever asked the question, “Do I have something to say?” It is here to give emerging, established, and amateur writers a forum to create and explore without inhibition; to give emerging, established, and amateur actors a place to interpret, perform, and shine; and to give emerging, established, and amateur human beings a place to be — or not to be.
Through a yearly schedule of gatherings and events, both set and spontaneous spearheaded by Matt Clemons, The Writers’ Block will be a performance and showcase opportunity for all at MCS, but most importantly, it will be a community.
There’s plenty of room, and the rent is free, so come unblock on The Writers’ Block.
To join The Writers' Block, email
Matt Clemons at:
Tessa Faye is the founder of Tessa Faye Talent, a Career Consulting business for those pursuing creative endeavors professionally. She keeps a bi-coastal roster of 200+ actors, coaching privately via Skype, and jumps behind the table from time to time as a Casting Associate, Creative Consultant, and Producer. She has cast for both voiceover and stage, with accounts ranging from small animation projects to large scale Shakespearean productions. Tessa is the resident stylist for Aaron Lenhart Photography and an on-set coach for StavisFilm. She sits on the producing teams of ABNORMAL (world premiere, Theatre Row), TALENTED PEOPLE DOING THINGS (Green Room 42), BEEOTCH (new media series, 2019 release), TALK TO ME (world premiere, TheaterLab), SCRIBBLE ITCH (NYC workshop), THAT ONE NIGHT IN RIVERSIDE (NYC reading), and THE PORTRAIT OF MRS. HOPPER (NYC reading) - and is the lead producer on an upcoming experimental revival of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST. As a performer, she has appeared regionally at Goodspeed Opera, Arkansas Rep, Arrow Rock Lyceum, Weathervane, Gretna Theatre, St. Michael's Theatre, Seven Angels, and Pittsburgh CLO, but her two daughters prefer watching her in syndication on THE ELECTRIC COMPANY and listening to her voice on POKÉMON (on their iPads.) She is a member of Actors Equity, a client of The Krasny Office, and a graduate of the University of Michigan's Musical Theatre Program.Tessa is a published author (COCO COUNTS HER COUSINS, illustrated by MCS' Chelsey Hill), and a guest teacher at Kent State University's Porthouse Theatre Academy. As a student of Matt's for 7 years, she credits MCS as the place she truly honed her craft and looks to help current students move that beautiful work they do within these walls, into the audition room. Consultations include guidance on headshot, resume, website, reel, social media, branding, audition material selection, self taping, and agent/manager meetings, as well as contract negotiation and assistance with Backstage, Actors Access and other online platforms designed to up your opportunities as an actor.