Artistic Team

Tess McGuinness (Playwright)

Tess is a NYC-based actress and playwright. She recently graduated Dartmouth College with a degree in Art History modified with Classics and Theater. Her recent credits include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, the sixth part in Don Juan Returns from the Wars, Mrs. Peters in Trifles, and Catherine in Proof. She also directed and performed in the Dartmouth Rude Mechanicals' productions of Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, appearing as Beatrice and Gertrude, respectivelyHer play, If It Isn't You, first premiered at Northern Stage as a reading, then at Dartmouth College as a full production. Her other recent works, Sigh No More and Perception have received readings at Dartmouth College within the last year. Other professional credits include Orwell in America at 59E59 Theaters (lighting board operator) and Saturday Night Live (electric crew). @tess_mcguinness

Jamie Horton (Director)

Before joining the Dartmouth faculty as Associate Professor of Theater in 2006, Jamie Horton was a principal actor and director with the Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theatre Company for twenty-three years. Directing and acting work have taken him to other theatres around the country, including the Creede Repertory Theatre, the Commonweal Theatre Company, the Mark Taper Forum, the Cleveland Play House, and the New London Barn Playhouse and Northern Stage, where he played George Orwell in the world premiere of Orwell in America, which went on to an Off-Broadway run at 59E59 Theaters in New York City in October 2016. He also played a small role in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and was the recipient of a Fox Foundation Fellowship in 2003. Professor Horton teaches acting and directing, and is the current Director of Theater. Directing credits at Dartmouth include Julius Caesar, Stop Kiss, The Liar, Spring Awakening, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), and Urinetown.