Abigail has worked as an actor/director in Chicago for over ten years, and along with husband Jason Epperson founded Lotus Theatricals in 2015, and PerformInk Chicago and Kansas City in 2016 (where she serves as Managing Editor of both publications). When not talking shop, Abigail is raising three padawans with Jason, drinking lots of coffee, converting school buses into RV's, and eating all the foods at Disney World. You can find her on Twitter @AbigailTrabue
Regina Victoria Fields. Photo by Grace Kinder.
As part of a multi-year fellowship program established by the Logan Foundation, The Hypocrites announced the company’s first Logan Fellow – Regina Victoria Fields. Fields was chosen following a national search focused on finding a qualified woman of color interested in artistic leadership, while maintaining an individual career as a writer or director.
In her role as Logan Fellow, Fields will serve as Associate Artistic Director during the company’s 2016-17 Season, participating in the daily activities of an Artistic Director including season planning, interviewing and hiring artistic personnel, new work cultivation, functioning as a resource to the season’s directors, fundraising activities and collaborating with the Executive Director, Production Manager and Marketing Manager on administrative tasks requiring artistic input. Fields will also serve as Assistant Director to Artistic Director Sean Graney on a production during the season; sit on the eight-person advisory Artistic Council; attend rehearsals and develop an original adaptation of a classic text with support from The Hypocrites in the form of workshops and artistic mentorship from the Artistic Director. The Logan Fellowship is a full-time, salaried position.
Fields, an Oakland, California native, graduated from Santa Clara University cum laude with a double major in Theatre Arts and Religious Studies. As a multidisciplinary artist, Fields has trained with the Gaiety School of Acting and the British American Drama Academy working as an actor with Berkeley Repertory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater and African American Shakespeare Company. Directing credits include Going to St. Ives with Aluminous, Rose in America (world premiere) with AlterTheater, and assisting various productions at California Shakespeare Theater, Marin Theatre Company, and others.
“I am thrilled to be working with Regina as our first Logan Fellow, says Artistic Director Sean Graney, “her experience in classic theater and community outreach makes her a perfect Associate Artistic Director. I cannot wait to start hanging out and learning all I can from her.”