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Todd Loyd and Tiffany Little Canfield
Todd Loyd | Artistic Director
Todd has worked on and off Broadway, wearing various hats from actor to producer and everything in between, including the Broadway productions of La Boheme, The Color Purple, and such festivals as NYMF and NAMT. Todd has worked at The Kennedy Center, The Eugene O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, Lincoln Center Institute, Cedar Lake Dance, PCPA Theaterfest, The Belt Theatre, among others. For SRT, Todd directed the sold-out workshop/production of ONE. Todd is a nursery school teacher and currently in graduate school for his master's in Early Childhood and Special Education. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the proud Godfather of Truman R. Kayne.
Katrina Kent | Executive Director & Founding Member
Katrina is SRT’s current Executive Director, and has been with Sonnet Rep since the company’s inception in 2002. As Executive Director, she is responsible for ongoing business aspects, as well as strategic program development and oversight. Separately, Katrina heads Corporate Events for a prominent financial services company. She and her team are responsible for the overall strategy, planning and implementation of all conferences, meetings and events, as well as event marketing initiatives for the company, producing upwards of 200 programs annually. A graduate of UNCSA, Katrina is a co-founder of SRT.
Tiffany Little Canfield | Artistic Associate
Tiffany is a Casting Director at Telsey + Company in New York City. Her first project with Telsey + Company was casting Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme on Broadway. Some other credits include Dan in Real Life, starring Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche, Across the Universe, a musical feature directed by Julie Taymor, Sex and the City (both films), the ABC Pilot “Ugly Betty,” and many other Broadway shows and commercials. As a director, Tiffany directed the workshop production of Keith Reddin’s Prophets of Nature and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for SRT. Tiffany has a BFA in directing from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Robyne Parrish | Founding Artistic Director
Robyne is an actress, director, playwright, the current artistic director of North Carolina’s Gilbert Theatre, and a resident teaching artist at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. New York theatre work includes: The York, The Mint, Theatre 54, NYMF, NYIFF, and Sonnet Rep. Regional work includes: The Arden, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Bricolage, Maine Public, Quantum Theatre, Theatre Factory, Pittsburgh Rep, Off the Wall, Sweet Tea Shakespeare, Ensemble Stage and more, including national tours with Arts Power. Select television, commercial and film work: “Royal Pains,” Help Me Help You (opposite Steve Guttenberg and Richard Kind), Sundance, Bank of America, Hoover, and Onion News Network. Robyne studied at the Royal National Theatre under Patsy Rodenburg and Ian McKellen, and taught at Point Park University where she was a graduate student in the theatre performance and pedagogy program. BFA, UNCSA. www.RobyneParrish.com.
Karyn Casl, CSA | Casting Consultant
Karyn joined Sonnet Rep in 2010 — her inaugural project for the company being Twelfth Night. She works in casting at Telsey + Company, where projects include theatre, feature films (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends With Kids, Joyful Noise), television ("Smash" — pilot) and commercials. Other free-lance casting includes the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and the Foothill Theatre Company. As an actor, Karyn’s appearances include Geva Theatre, Capital Stage, Sacramento Theatre Company, the Colorado and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festivals, the B Street Theatre and the Foothill Theatre Company.
Julianna Jaffe | Director, Education
Julianna, a native of Las Vegas, is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and holds a BA from Ithaca College. She is a founder of a Portland, Oregon-based theatre company where she developed an educational division, Sight Educational Theatre, which tours Oregon and Washington States. Sight Educational Theatre is a multicultural children’s touring company which educates about bully prevention, water conservation, recycling, diversity, our ecological footprint and electrical safety. Sight tours to hundreds of schools a year and reaches approximately 250,000 kids annually. Julianna has also worked with youth in many “at-risk” facilities, focusing on the power of performance in art to transform the lives of kids on the edge.
Sean Kent | Education Curriculum Development
Sean is a writer and performer who began writing plays over a decade ago, and has since seen his work produced throughout New York City. In 2005, Sean’s first full length work, The Salacious Uncle Baldrick, was produced at fringeNYC, to much critical acclaim. He was also writer and content producer for the primetime re-launch of the CBS primetime game show "Million Dollar Password" and most recently served as contributor and associate editor of Arts America, an arts-themed national travel guide published by Huntington Press. As a graduate of the acting programs of both the Baltimore School for the Arts and the North Carolina School of the Arts, Sean has worked extensively as an actor in projects such as the feature film, School Ties, and the television series, "Homicide: Life on the Street." He was also an original core member of SRT, and is a developer of the company’s educational outreach residencies.
Sean Toole | Director, Finance
Sean, the most recent addition to Sonnet’s Board of Directors, brings a finance background to the company. Sean received an MBA with a finance concentration from Columbia and is currently an assistant vice president in Fortis Capital’s Global Export and Project Finance group, where he executes transactions in the energy, mining, and infrastructure sectors, primarily in emerging markets. Prior to joining Fortis, Sean was at Chevron, where he worked in finance, planning, and business development groups and at other energy companies where he worked in various capacities. Sean speaks fluent Russian, which he became proficient in while attending the Lunacharsky Institute in Moscow (GITIS) in theater criticism and working five years in Baku, Azerbaijan.