Cap & Bells (2023-2024)
After two years on the Board as General Manager, Casey is delighted to have been elected to serve as Artistic Director for her senior year. Cap & Bells, founded in 1898, is the oldest student run theatre organization in the nation and always delivers an ambitious and diverse season of original works, licensed productions, and cabaret events.
Challengers (September 15, 2023)
Directed by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name), this romance film has plenty of action on the tennis court. Casey enjoyed working on set with Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O’Connor in a featured role as “Ball Girl”.
Williams College Department of Music (May 2023)
Students of classical voice in the studio of Erin Casey presented end of year showcases. Casey sang “A Summer in Ohio” from The Last Five Years, accompanied by Samuel Oram on the piano and “Getting Married Today” from Company with Lour Yasin and Chris Van Liew, accompanied by Ethan Jeon.
Williams College Student Choreographer’s Coalition (April 7, 2023)
Casey enjoyed choreographing a tap routine and dancing in four numbers for the StuCo Spring Recital. This student-run organization was founded in the Fall of 2022 and Casey serves on the Board as Production Manager.
Area D, Williams Theatre Dept (March 3-4, 2023)
“Area D” will mark Lour Yasin’s debut musical for her senior thesis project at Williams College. The musical follows four band members as they compete for a spot on Eurovision while facing Apartheid and oppression in present day Palestine. Lour’s aim in creating this musical is to uplift the marginalized stories of those who are silenced by political agendas, dictators, and Western media. Casey is honored to originate, Dessa, the lead singer and bass guitarist of the band.
Williams Opera Workshop (January 23 – 25, 2023)
The Williams Opera Workshop presents a cast and ensemble of some of Williams most gifted singers. WOW brings to life stories touching love, wicked betrayal, war, and peace from the annals of the opera world.
Williams Opera Workshop is a project involving talented Williams student singers working together to prepare operatic scenes. This offers singers the opportunity to further develop skills in stage acting and character development while working as part of an ensemble. The workshop culminates in this final concert performance. Casey was in the opera as well as the choreographer.
High School Musical One-Act Edition (January 20-21, 2023)
Cap & Bells, Williams College’s student run theatre organization presented HSM during Winter Study. Casey enjoyed portraying Taylor and putting on this fun show along with a cast and production team of over 50 students.
Williams College Department of Music (December 10, 2022)
Students of classical voice in the studio of Erin Casey presented a varied and entertaining program including opera arias and Broadway classics. Casey sang “On the Steps of the Palace” from Into the Woods, accompanied by Jesse Cohen-Greenberg on the piano.
Williams College Student Choreographer’s Coalition (November 11, 2022)
Williamstown Theatre Festival Summer Intensive (June – August 2022)
The summer intensive combined academic rigor and artistic training in a professional theater environment. Casey lived and learned together with a cohort of selected students for seven weeks on the Williams campus, fully embedded in the life of Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF). Her hands-on learning within WTF departments, seminar time with professionals, structured mentorship with professional artists, also included an opportunity to perform scenes as Lizzie Borden in LIZZIE the Musical with Isabel Rodiguez, Directing Friedman Fellow at WTF.
Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea, Williams Theatre Dept (May 2022)
Directed by Kym Moore, visiting professor from Brown University, Casey enjoyed playing the role of Midi. An adaptation, reimagining, and critique of The Little Mermaid, this play explores, teases, and expands the ideas of romantic, obsessive, and unrequited love that we learn from popular stories.
Send Help, MJ Pictures and FOMO Entertainment (March 2022)
Casey enjoyed being a featured extra in Stewart Yost’s new television series, Send Help, which is set to premiere on AMC Network’s streaming service AllBlk in the Fall of 2022.
In the Room, Williams Theatre Dept (March 4-6, 2022)
“In The Room” is a new workshop series made by Williams College Theatre majors as a way to experiment with the many shapes and forms that theatre can take. Casey performed in works devised by Mackenzie Grace ’22, Eddie Wolfson ’23, and Lour Yasin ’23.
La Boheme, Williams Music Department @ Chapin Hall (Jan 22-24)
The Williams Opera Workshop pairs student singers with young professionals to prepare operatic scenes and partial operas or operettas. This group offers singers the opportunity to further develop skills in stage acting, character development, and the incorporation of foreign language while working as part of an ensemble. Acceptance into the workshop is by audition only, and is under the direction of Artist Associates Erin Casey and Paul La Rosa. Casey thoroughly enjoyed her first opera experience.
Yerma, Williams Theatre Department @ Williams College ’62 Center (November 2021)
DIRECTED BY SAYDA TRUJILLO
Casey shared the title role of Yerma and enjoyed presenting this play to a limited, live audience in November.
“Yerma, a body of tragedy that I have dressed in modern clothes, is above all the image of fertility, punished by sterility. A soul in which destiny was primed, to point her out as a victim of the infertile. I have wanted to make, I have made, through the dead line of the infertile, the living poem of fertility. And it is from there, from the contrast of the sterile and the vivifying, from which I extract the tragic profile of the work.” Federico García Lorca interview for Luz, Madrid, Spain. August 3, 1934 (The Guardian)
Williams Theatre Department/Williamstown Theatre Festival (Summer 2021)
Casey was honored to be selected by Williams College faculty and theatre professionals for this unique opportunity.
The Jungle Book, Weston Drama Workshop @ Regis College (July 2021)
Casey loved immersing herself in the challenging role of Shere Khan in Craig Higginson’s powerful and new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”, directed by Stephanie Manning.
Today and Tomorrow, Williams College Theatre Department (May 2021)
During Spring semester, Casey and fellow Williams College students collaborated with the Theatre Department faculty to create a theatrical time capsule drawing from theatre, dance, poetry, the visual arts, and music. The digital performance and artifact was available through June 6th and now resides at the Williams Archives and will emerge again in 2041.
Edges, Cap & Bells (May 2021)
The Williams College student theatre organization presented Edges, a coming-of-age song-cycle written by Pasek and Paul during their sophomore year in college. The heartfelt and humorous songs explore identity, love, and adulthood, and what it feels like to be teetering on the edges of our lives. Casey was a soprano soloist in the performance.
“Rooms”, Williams College Dance Department (April 2021)
CoDa, an audition-based contemporary dance ensemble, reconstructs a suite of dances from Anna Sokolow’s Rooms (1955), conceived specifically for virtual presentation. This controversial and groundbreaking work resonates with uncanny power today, at a time when people everywhere are living quarantined in their homes.
Williams College, Theatre 101 presents Work in Collaboration (November 2020)
Radio Dramas, Williams College Theatre Department (November 2020)
The Sleepover on Netflix (August 2020)
Check out The Sleepover on Netflix. It is always gratifying to work on projects that support New England’s film community. Casey had a fun background role and enjoyed seeing many familiar faces both on and off camera.
Weston Drama Workshop (Summer 2020)
Although the summer theatre season was cancelled, Casey experienced the strong connection, resiliency, and vibrant community of Weston Drama Workshop through participating in the Broadway Masters Series and singing a solo in the organization’s Virtual Cabaret fundraiser.
Peter and the Starcatcher, LSB Players (April 2020)
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, Peter and the Starcatcher at the Rogers Black Box Theatre was cancelled. Directed by Carly Evans, this prequel to Peter Pan provides a clever backstory for the characters. Casey was thrilled to be cast as Molly Aster (the Starcatcher/young Mrs. Darling) and enjoyed all the rehearsal time leading up to what would have been opening night.
The Other Room, LSB Players (February 2020)
Casey thoroughly enjoyed her role as Lily in The Other Room by Ariadne Blayde. Directed by Marisa Singh, the play was part of the Winter One Acts line-up and also had an encore performance at a professional development day for teachers in Sudbury. By turns funny and heartbreaking, The Other Room is a compelling and sensitive glimpse into the world of a 16 year-old with autism.
BroadwayWorld 2019 Regional Awards
Casey is both honored and humbled to be nominated for “Best Actress in a Musical” for her role as Ariel in Open Door Theater’s production of “The Little Mermaid”, also nominated for “Best Musical”.
Be More Chill, LSB Players (November 2019)
Casey had so much fun playing Christine Canigula in her high school’s fall musical, Be More Chill, directed by Carly Evans. Congratulations to the entire cast and creative team for putting on a phenomenal show.
Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka (November 2019)
As a trained Peer Mediator and Mentor in Violence Prevention (MVP), Casey was thrilled to be cast in the role of Amber in the dramatic work, Good Kids. Directed by Carly Evans, LSB Players performed a series of staged readings to bring awareness to sexual assault along with the attitudes and misconceptions that create a climate where it is prevalent across high schools and college campuses.
Stephen Brackett visits LSB Players
Casey was excited to meet Stephen Brackett, director of the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of BE MORE CHILL. An LSRHS alum, Stephen spent the afternoon with the LSB Players, watched some scenes and musical numbers, and shared his personal experiences both during and after high school.
Real Estate Promotional Video for Berkshire Hathaway with Luxe Life Productions (September 2019)
The Wolves, Weston Drama Workshop (July 2019)
“The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe” – The New York Times
Casey Monteiro as #13. Photo credit: ASA Photographic
Collage XXV (June 2019)
On June 7th and 8th, the LSB Players presented one-acts, scenes, as well as original works. Casey made her directorial debut as well as acted in two, original plays.