Years: 2012, 2013, 2017
Krissy Vanderwarker is a professor, freelance director/maker & the Co-Artistic Director of Dog & Pony Theatre Co. Dog & Pony directing credits include: Breach, Counterfeiters, The Dinner Party Project, God’s Ear, As Told by the Vivian Girls, Mr. Marmalade, Ape, Osama the Hero, As Much As You Can and Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake). Other directing credits include: Home Invasion, Midsommer Night's Eve (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure (Lookingglass), Harry & The Thief (Pavement Group), The Grown-Up (Shattered Globe), Bethany (First Look Festival/Steppenwolf), Psychonaut Librarians (The New Colony), As Fat As You Can (Next Theatre), CLEAR (About Face), What Once We Felt (About Face) and As Much As You Can (Hendel Productions West).
Krissy has been a resident artist with The Orchard Project in 2012 & 2013, as well as a 2014 Sponsored Artist with High Concept Laboratories in Chicago. Krissy also is working on Ghost Army - which was conceived and developed in part at The Orchard Project. Ghost Army is a city-wide adventure, facilitated by proximity technology and an app interface. Participants interact with individual art interventions or head-to-head competitions. The prize is seeing your city in a new light and honing your skills as a member of the Ghost Army. The original Ghost Army was founded as an elite unit of artists working to deceive the Germans on the front lines of World War II. This tradition is still alive and well today. We are artists working towards the protection and proliferation of the founding forgotten principles of the United States- freedom to live a full life, the pursuit of whatever makes us happy even if it doesn’t make us money and the assurance that we aren't all out there alone. She received her MFA in Directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University.