Members

 The Barrington Collective is a group of American theatre artists, born out of the East 15/University of Essex MFA Acting International class of 2015. Following in the legacy of East 15’s founder Joan Littlewood, The Barrington Collective is committed to being a dynamic influence for good in our craft and society as a whole. We are dedicated to bringing new and underrepresented voices to the stage in unexpected ways, leaving joy behind in our wake.

FOUNDERS

JoJo Ginn is a Canadian-born American actress raised in Ohio. She graduated from Ohio Northern University with a BFA in Musical Theatre after realizing she wanted to pursue theatre professionally- instead of becoming a lawyer. She has never regretted this decision. She graduated with her MFA in Acting from East 15 School of Acting where she was blessed enough to perform on The Globe stage and learn from some of the most generous and inspiring teachers and peers. She is so thankful for her family's love and support, and for putting up with her shower singing for so many years.  jojoginn.com

JoJo Ginn is a Canadian-born American actress raised in Ohio. She graduated from Ohio Northern University with a BFA in Musical Theatre after realizing she wanted to pursue theatre professionally- instead of becoming a lawyer. She has never regretted this decision. She graduated with her MFA in Acting from East 15 School of Acting where she was blessed enough to perform on The Globe stage and learn from some of the most generous and inspiring teachers and peers. She is so thankful for her family's love and support, and for putting up with her shower singing for so many years. jojoginn.com

Jenny King is an actor, singer, writer, and proud sixth-generation Texan. In addition to being a founding member of BarCo, she also works as the assistant literary manager at The Barrow Group. She fills her NYC days with auditioning, writing, running after children (she's a nanny so it's ok) and running after cats (she's also a cat sitter, so still ok). Jenny is a proud alumna of Baylor University (sic 'em) and East 15 Acting School. She is a member of UK Equity as well as a US Equity Membership Candidate.  jkjennyking.com

Jenny King is an actor, singer, writer, and proud sixth-generation Texan. In addition to being a founding member of BarCo, she also works as the assistant literary manager at The Barrow Group. She fills her NYC days with auditioning, writing, running after children (she's a nanny so it's ok) and running after cats (she's also a cat sitter, so still ok). Jenny is a proud alumna of Baylor University (sic 'em) and East 15 Acting School. She is a member of UK Equity as well as a US Equity Membership Candidate. jkjennyking.com

Katie Morrill is an actor, musician, and instructor currently living in their native California. They received a degree in International Acting from East 15 in London, UK where The Barrington Collective was hatched. Katie is an Equity Membership Candidate whose acting credits include: The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Shakespeare’s Globe in London, GITIS in Moscow, Fringe NYC and a handful of short film projects. They are currently pursuing their passion for cultivating local marginalized voices from all over the United States, and connecting them with their international theatre family. Katie has recently worked in conjunction with CSU, Chico and Uncle Dad’s Art Collective, and has visions of podcast hosting in their future.  katiemorrill.com

Katie Morrill is an actor, musician, and instructor currently living in their native California. They received a degree in International Acting from East 15 in London, UK where The Barrington Collective was hatched. Katie is an Equity Membership Candidate whose acting credits include: The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Shakespeare’s Globe in London, GITIS in Moscow, Fringe NYC and a handful of short film projects. They are currently pursuing their passion for cultivating local marginalized voices from all over the United States, and connecting them with their international theatre family. Katie has recently worked in conjunction with CSU, Chico and Uncle Dad’s Art Collective, and has visions of podcast hosting in their future. katiemorrill.com

ASSOCIATES

David Beckett grew up everywhere and nowhere in the United States, thanks to his father's military career. His aspirations of achieving financial stability were completely derailed when he attended the College of Charleston and earned his BA in Acting. After graduation and another great year of acting in Charleston, he decided to further his training and moved to London in 2013. David graduated from East 15 Acting school with his MFA in Acting in July of 2015. He is eternally grateful for the love and support of his friends and family around world.

David Beckett grew up everywhere and nowhere in the United States, thanks to his father's military career. His aspirations of achieving financial stability were completely derailed when he attended the College of Charleston and earned his BA in Acting. After graduation and another great year of acting in Charleston, he decided to further his training and moved to London in 2013. David graduated from East 15 Acting school with his MFA in Acting in July of 2015. He is eternally grateful for the love and support of his friends and family around world.

Allison is always happy to be working with the lovely Barrington Collective! Outside of BarCo, other previous work includes:  The Triumph of Love,   How I Learned to Drive, The Exonerated,   The Cherry Orchard ,  Once in a Lifetime , and the UK Premier of  Book of Days . Allison has trained in Moscow with GITIS and the MXAT in the US. She, holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Eastern Michigan University and an MFA in Acting, from East 15 Acting School in London. She is a devourer of plays and a gifted organizer. Allison also leads Laban and Russian Movement classes.  www.allisonporta.com

Allison is always happy to be working with the lovely Barrington Collective! Outside of BarCo, other previous work includes: The Triumph of Love, How I Learned to Drive, The Exonerated, The Cherry Orchard, Once in a Lifetime, and the UK Premier of Book of Days. Allison has trained in Moscow with GITIS and the MXAT in the US. She, holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Eastern Michigan University and an MFA in Acting, from East 15 Acting School in London. She is a devourer of plays and a gifted organizer. Allison also leads Laban and Russian Movement classes. www.allisonporta.com

Nicholas Vasilios Pappas is a playwright, director, and actor based out of NYC. Earlier this year, his play  The Line  was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference. In addition, his play  Youth,  which he also directed, was produced by Slingshot Theater Company. In 2017, the Barrington Collective produced readings of his short plays  Roulette  and  The Huntsville Huntsman . Those two works as well as a third short,  Lease , were produced by the University Players in Bloomington, IN. In last May, he produced his play  The Place in Brooklyn,  in Brooklyn. Endless thanks to Jenny, Katie, and JoJo!

Nicholas Vasilios Pappas is a playwright, director, and actor based out of NYC. Earlier this year, his play The Line was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference. In addition, his play Youth, which he also directed, was produced by Slingshot Theater Company. In 2017, the Barrington Collective produced readings of his short plays Roulette and The Huntsville Huntsman. Those two works as well as a third short, Lease, were produced by the University Players in Bloomington, IN. In last May, he produced his play The Place in Brooklyn, in Brooklyn. Endless thanks to Jenny, Katie, and JoJo!

Nathan Markiewicz a freelance director based in New York City. A long-time friend of the Barrington Collective, Nathan is a regular participant in their reading series, and directed the core company in Jenny King’s  Moving Day  in 2017. Nathan is also a regular collaborator with rapper/storyteller Josh Raff, having directed his debut performance as  The Reverend JEAU,  which enjoyed an extended run in NYC before traveling to the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Their second collaboration,  Love/Love  just finished a sold out run at the Theater Under St. Marks. In 2017 he directed a collection of his own translations of short plays by Chekhov, Strindberg, and Schnitzler, titled  Middle Class Anxiety . Nathan was Ethan McSweeny’s assistant for the off-Broadway production of  All Our Children  at the Sheen Center and the assistant director to John Haidar for  Disco Pigs  by Enda Walsh at Irish Repertory Theatre. In 2015 he assisted Stephen Unwin on a UK tour of  A View from the Bridge . Nathan maintains a passion for film and multimedia. His short film,  Liberty and the Pursuit http://www.nathanmarkiewicz.com/, was selected for the Straight8 Film Festival in London, 2017. Nathan holds a BFA from the University of Colorado and an MFA from East 15, the University of Essex, UK.  www.nathanmarkiewicz.com

Nathan Markiewicz a freelance director based in New York City. A long-time friend of the Barrington Collective, Nathan is a regular participant in their reading series, and directed the core company in Jenny King’s Moving Day in 2017. Nathan is also a regular collaborator with rapper/storyteller Josh Raff, having directed his debut performance as The Reverend JEAU, which enjoyed an extended run in NYC before traveling to the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Their second collaboration, Love/Love just finished a sold out run at the Theater Under St. Marks. In 2017 he directed a collection of his own translations of short plays by Chekhov, Strindberg, and Schnitzler, titled Middle Class Anxiety. Nathan was Ethan McSweeny’s assistant for the off-Broadway production of All Our Children at the Sheen Center and the assistant director to John Haidar for Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh at Irish Repertory Theatre. In 2015 he assisted Stephen Unwin on a UK tour of A View from the Bridge. Nathan maintains a passion for film and multimedia. His short film, Liberty and the Pursuithttp://www.nathanmarkiewicz.com/, was selected for the Straight8 Film Festival in London, 2017. Nathan holds a BFA from the University of Colorado and an MFA from East 15, the University of Essex, UK. www.nathanmarkiewicz.com

Julia Hinson is very excited to be directing with the Barrington Theatre Collective. Julia graduated with her MFA in Directing from East 15 Acting School in July 2016. Some of her favorite projects include adapting and directing C.S. Lewis’ Perelandra, Philip K. Dick’s The Skull, and Willa Cather’s Eric Hermannson’s Soul. Julia is a freelance theatre director and teaching artist based out of Memphis, Tennessee working particularly with new plays, adaptations, devised work and any play that examines deep existential questions. She has had the opportunity to study with Stanislavski masters at GITIS in Moscow, Russia, as well as dance and puppetry in Bali. Julia took part in the Kennedy Center Directing Intensive, in D.C. and has premiered work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, FringeNYC, KCFringe and the Three Branch Festival in London.  www.juliahinson.com

Julia Hinson is very excited to be directing with the Barrington Theatre Collective. Julia graduated with her MFA in Directing from East 15 Acting School in July 2016. Some of her favorite projects include adapting and directing C.S. Lewis’ Perelandra, Philip K. Dick’s The Skull, and Willa Cather’s Eric Hermannson’s Soul. Julia is a freelance theatre director and teaching artist based out of Memphis, Tennessee working particularly with new plays, adaptations, devised work and any play that examines deep existential questions. She has had the opportunity to study with Stanislavski masters at GITIS in Moscow, Russia, as well as dance and puppetry in Bali. Julia took part in the Kennedy Center Directing Intensive, in D.C. and has premiered work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, FringeNYC, KCFringe and the Three Branch Festival in London. www.juliahinson.com

Todd Manley was born and raised in southwest Missouri where he worked in nearly all the community theatres and attained a BA in Theatre from Missouri Southern State University. He soon moved to NYC to attend the summer acting workshop at the prestigious Circle in the Square Acting School before continuing to Washington DC where he worked as an actor and stage manager. Todd will be graduating from East 15 with an MFA in Theatre Directing this year. His most recent work include adapting and directing The Cask of Amontillado at the Old Red Lion Theatre, and assistant directing Wolf Kisses and Bazaar at the Arcola with Close to the Wind Productions. Wolf Kisses then transferred to the Old Red Lion Pub Theatre where he served as stage manager. Todd teaches Theatre courses at Missouri Southern State University.

Todd Manley was born and raised in southwest Missouri where he worked in nearly all the community theatres and attained a BA in Theatre from Missouri Southern State University. He soon moved to NYC to attend the summer acting workshop at the prestigious Circle in the Square Acting School before continuing to Washington DC where he worked as an actor and stage manager. Todd will be graduating from East 15 with an MFA in Theatre Directing this year. His most recent work include adapting and directing The Cask of Amontillado at the Old Red Lion Theatre, and assistant directing Wolf Kisses and Bazaar at the Arcola with Close to the Wind Productions. Wolf Kisses then transferred to the Old Red Lion Pub Theatre where he served as stage manager. Todd teaches Theatre courses at Missouri Southern State University.