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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.