Meet Our Board

Elected Board:

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Victoria Gosalvez

Co-Executive Producer: (the artist formerly known as Vicki G) is back for another semester as EP and better than ever!!!!! Which TBH means she is back to lying on the floor in the Downstage in a catatonic state of stress covered in a thin layer of tears mixed with Cheetos and saw dust. She is excited for another semester of alternately mothering and yelling at the fearless group of “artists” who have “chosen” to work with Generic. She is confident that this semester will bring more laughs, a few injuries, some good times, lots (capital T) Theatre, NO sleep and above all SNICK SNAX.

 

 

 

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Olivia Eggers

Co-Executive Producer: Long ago the four student theatre companies lived together in harmony, but then everything changed when Generic Theatre Company attacked. Only Anthony Hannani, disaster of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and board discovered the new disaster, a political science and women’s studies double major named Olivia. That’s me. Although my EP skills are great, I still  have a lot to learn before I’m ready to save anyone. But I believe I can save student theatre.

 

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Alexandra (Allie) Maier

Co-Financial Director: Hi! I’m a sophomore  majoring in math and economics (it’s not as bad as it sounds). My life was turned upside down when I discovered that I wasn’t a Disney princess and that I was too short to act as one in Disney world (you have to be 5’5). I spend my time falling down (my record is 27 falls in one day), saying stupid things (my friends document these quotes), and aspiring to be Rory Gilmore. My talent is making people feel guilty by giving them a puppy dog face.

 

 

 

 

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Anthony Hannani

Co-Financial Director: hey squad. I’m just emerging from the giant trash pile that is my life to tell you a little bit about myself. I’m a Junior double-majoring in Public Health and English, and don’t ask me what I plan to do with it because honestly who knows! I’m an avid fan of the ~*~theatre~*~, and have participated in literally too many student theatre shows, recently as a Stage Manager because it’s easier for me to organize everyone’s life but my own. I know this position like the back of the CapMac truck, so rest assured, Generic will be making #fatstacks to really ramp up our production values. If you need to find me, I’m probably in Gelman at 2 AM (low estimate), eating unhealthy amounts of pasta, or running away from sports.

 

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Alexandra (Alix) Black 

Co-Artistic Director: in another life was a great artist, inventor, or philosopher but is dealing with being a stereotypical millennial who spends too much time on social media and having anxiety attacks about her future. The key to her heart is swizzler, brunch, and daschunds. She will be thinking of Generic as she is studying abroad in Paris drinking wine, eating baguettes, and walking everywhere so she doesn’t come back looking like that picture. #rushGeneric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thom Fusco

Co-Artistic Director: is the gift Generic Theatre Company needs, but does not deserve. When not walking around critiquing the theatre while sporting a chronic bitch face, Thom can be found hiding in a corner eating cereal with the spoons he keeps stored in the downstage or watching RuPaul’s Drag Race (yas gawd). I’m loud, jaded, and have a knack for bold statements. What more could you want in an artistic director? ~think about it~

 

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Stephanie Shimoda

Technical Director: Greetings World! I am a sophomore exercise science major with a pre-physical therapy concentration and a theater minor. I am a board game enthusiast and will do *almost* anything for the sake of a good pun. There is nothing I care more about than some good old fashioned Disney Channel Original movies, so don’t even try to talk to me if you don’t have adequate High School musical knowledge.

 

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Shelby Logan

Co-Public Relations Director: Shelby is a senior citizen majoring in International Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Resolution. That basically means that she can solve the world’s problems but still can’t manage to figure out how to not have her candles stolen by UPD. When she’s not busy saving the world, she’s baking cookies, wishing she was still in Africa, and trying to validate Pinterest Professional as a major at GW. She can almost always be found with a coffee in her hand and a frazzled look on her face like all hell is breaking loose, because most likely it has. But she’s friendly, she swears.

 

 

 

 

 

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Austin Hunte

Co-Public Relations Director: is a SOPHOMORE majoring in Political Science like everyone else at GW. However, what sets him apart is that he’s pretty cute, has great hair, and loves to boss people around. You can always find him running frantically through the streets suffering a painful thirst for chocolate milkshakes. If he does not find one, death embraces him into his sweet, caring arms. He will also probably have a new hairstyle every time you see him just so he can get new compliments on his hair (aka compliment his hair). He loves Generic…blah blah blah…his soul is dedicated to this company.

 

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Skyler DuBell

Assistant Executive Producer: After studying abroad in the foreign lands of Connecticut, Skyler DuBell is back on campus with even more spunk than before. You can expect witty remarks and badly timed jokes as well as stupid one-liners from this one. Her hobbies include HBO series and Netflix Originals and spending time with her sister’s cat. This is her simple, chicken tender dependent life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dom Reynoso

Assistant Executive Producer: Hey, I’m Dom, and I’m best known for my starring role in Complaining: The Musical. I’m an International Affairs major because I’m entirely unoriginal and like to do things that sound official in hopes that the rest of my life will seem put together. You can usually find me pushing random buttons and BS’ing my way through most things, which has somehow worked because here I am on Team EP! Also, if anyone is interested in my diet regimen, I try to eat one apple a month to avoid scurvy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kate Sory

Assistant Executive Producer: According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. It’s wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground The bee, of course, flies anyways. Because bees don’t care what humans think is impossible. Following this theme, Kate Sory is double majoring in fine arts and archaeology with the intention of somehow getting a job. I’m bad at being witty by myself so most of what comes out of my mouth are weird references that some people may mistake as being original.  Somehow these people let me into this company which is still a mystery and probably a mistake they never owned up to? Nevertheless, I’m hoping to stick around because I’m a big Generic fan

 

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Hannah Shaffer

 Assistant Executive Producer:

Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me
I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed
She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb
In the shape of an “L” on her forehead
Well the years start coming and they don’t stop coming
Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
Didn’t make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb
So much to do, so much to see
So what’s wrong with taking the back streets?
You’ll never know if you don’t go
You’ll never shine if you don’t glow
Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play
Hey now, you’re a rock star, get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold

 

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Daniel (Max) Marshall

Assistant Executive Producer: is a sophomore majoring in political communication and I’m super excited to be one of Generic’s Executive Producers. Friends of mine often describe me as “awful” or “trash”, but I prefer the terms “national treasure” or “a gift to us all.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ashley Gallagher

Assistant Financial Director: is a freshman who is excited to join the generic team. She is studying journalism and mass communications in the School of Media and Public Affairs. When she’s not busy performing in shows or being generic, she can be found at Bruegger’s Bagels or listening to all of the showtunes. Talents include saying the alphabet backwards and annoying Starbucks employees by ordering salted caramel mocha frappucchinos.

 

 

 

 

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Tyler Chalfant

Assistant Financial Director: I’m a freshman from a tiny town in rural Illinois that’s basically the real life Pawnee, Indiana and like Kimmy Schmidt I’m still hopelessly lost in the big city. As you can tell, at least 70% of my personality is sitcom references, but I’m also passionate about politics, both American and Westerosi. I mostly like theatre people because they don’t judge me the way my other friends do when I insert Hamilton quotes into casual conversation, but we also build stuff and I get to use saws, so that’s cool.

 

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Casey Danoff

Assistant Artistic Director: Hello! I’m Casey, KC-D, or dancingkc424. My dream in life is to be in a dance routine with Hillary Clinton, Ellen Degeneres, Beyonce, and Obama to the song “Razzle Dazzle” while surrounded by puppies and cold pizza. I also love cozy sweaters and science, specifically punny chemistry jokes. I have the honor to be your obedient servant, C. Dan.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lindsey MacGregor

Assistant Artistic Director: Once upon a time there was a young girl from Pennsylvania who never wanted to grow up, so she went to college to learn the ways of politics. She loved to watch Disney movies, skate on frozen ponds, and still believed in the magic of kids fighting for justice. In the magical land of college, she found others just like her, the thespians of GW!  Hey wait, that girl is me! I am so excited to become a part of the whimsical Generic family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sara Neier

Assistant Technical Director: is a junior majoring in International Affairs and minoring in Theatre and Sociocultural Anthropology. She’s been doing tech a long time, and complaining about doing tech for an even longer time. She does a lot of things and doesn’t sleep a lot.

 

 

 

 

 

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Grace Mitchell

Assistant Technical Director: Hi friends, I’m excited to be part of Generic again this semester! I’m currently a senior (shhh don’t remind me) majoring in Theatre and minoring in Music and English. If they magically offered a major at all related to Harry Potter, I’d study that because I’m only very slightly obsessed with HP. Other things that I am low-key obsessed with include musicals, coffee, and tea. In my spare time (ha), when I’m not involved in theatre or attempting to figure out what this mythical thing called ‘sleep’ is, I’m a professional awkward stander and Netflix marathoner.

 

 

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Anna Ostrow

Assistant Technical Director: Hey everyone! I’m a sophomore studying French and psychology. I can usually be found with my nose in an F. Scott Fitzgerald book, having a one-way conversation with my dog, or trying to convince everyone that kale is actually a rather likable vegetable. I love hiking, the outdoors, and late-night existential conversations. I’m so thrilled to be a part of the Generic family!

 

 

 

 

 

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Jack Joseph (JJ)

Assistant Technical Director: is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. His passions include belatedly shout to go dark, rock-climbing, wearing Converse, not having enough cable, and making way too many bad jokes. Especially puns. Seriously, being with a company called “Generic” is going to be rough. That being said, he is extremely excited to be working with the Generic family!

 

 

 

 

 

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Sydney Valadie

Assistant Technical Director: Constantly trying to figure her life out, Sydney is a junior studying international affairs (concentrating in international economics) and minoring in theatre. She recently joined Generic after having her soul sucked out. In the future you can find Sydney starring in Hoarders: White House Edition

 

 

 

 

 

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Kate Rice

Assistant Technical Director: is a freshman majoring Fine Arts. When she’s not artistically balancing on a paint can to close it, she can be found mistakenly eating the paintbrush in her right hand for what she thought was the gluten free pretzel in her left. If you find her in her paint splattered one star converse she’s either on the way to the studio, to rehearsal, or on a journey to find the best ice cream in D.C. (let her know if you’ve got any leads on the latter).

 

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Jake Kellner

Assistant Public Relations Director: Basically Chandler Bing; Long Island, Bagels and Pizza. That and the fact that I want to be one of Marvels Agents of Shield are all you really need to know about me.

 

 

 

 

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Jaimee Schwartz

Assistant Public Relations Director: I’m New York born and bred, and instilled with strict pizza values. I’m always dressed like a stagehand, because all black is my true form. I will give up my soul, and bagels, for a ticket to Hamilton. Follow me on Twitter @jaimeejam to check if I subtweeted you. To quote Javert, “I am the law, and the law is not mocked.”

 

 

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Emma Haseley

Assistant Public Relations Director: is very excited to continue wasting away her life in the theatre this year with Generic! Born and raised in the sometimes-okay state of North Carolina, Emma loves doing really quirky things (i.e. baking historically themed cookies) and really generic things (i.e. Netflix and Chill– chill meaning the temperature of my Ben & Jerry’s the Tonight Dough ice cream). Emma’s secret talent is that she does a REALLY GOOD Obama impression… even if she can only say three things. Go Team Generic!

 

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Maddie Shaw

Assistant Public Relations Director: is a freshman majoring in Graphic Design. Very much used to hearing art major jokes. Very much used to pretending these jokes are no big deal, totally fine, and extremely humorous. Outside of being an overly-passionate and defensive art student, she’s just your average 18-year old girl that enjoys telling stories about her cat Meatball (out of procrastination), taking long naps at inconvenient hours (out of procrastination), and spitefully cleaning her dorm (out of procrastination). She’s also super excited to be a part of the Generic team and to be around people that like to escape the real world as much as she does.