our team

Olivia Buntaine

Founder/Artistic Director

Olivia is a Los Angeles-based writer, theater-artist and teacher. Trained in classical theater (through the British American Drama Academy, Theatricum Botanicum and Antaeus), her passion is creating productions of Shakespeare and other classical works with the purpose of starting conversations about violence against women and other disenfranchised populations. Her original, one-woman play in verse about sexual violence in colleges (Surviving: A Love Story) received the Ruth George Poetry Prize in 2015. Olivia believes that culturally-conscious, feminist, classical theater will save the world, and says Project Nongenue was born somewhere between playing Hamlet as a 16 year old girl and Imogen with a partially shaved head.

Kyra Morling

Manager of New Works

Kyra Morling is an actor, writer, and artist recently graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in theater. She’s split her time between Los Angeles and New York City working at The Hammer Museum, Gagosian Gallery, Royce Hall, Bowery Poetry Club, The Hole, and Marciano Art Foundation. As a performer, she has trained with Atlantic Theater Company, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Second City, and has been featured in both Hollywood and Edinburgh Fringe. Her heart lies with Project Nongenue, in which she has been with from the beginning! Find out more at kyramorling.com.

Robert Arthur Angell

Theatrical Producer

Robert is a graduate of Kenyon College, where he played an executive role in cementing Brave Potato Productions as a staple of student theater at the college. In LA, he's worked with the How Love Lasts project, Shotz Los Angeles, TinyRhino, and Kore Theatre Project in technical, writing, and acting roles. Outside of theater, he loves screenwriting, especially for his animated-series-in-progress On the Sea with Aquafox. He's been making theater with Olivia since middle school, so producing for Project Nongenue feels like the continuation of a lifelong passion. Robert believes that theater is a dialog, and it's just as important to challenge and engage with classic texts as it is to appreciate them.

Al Washburn

Company Manager

Al is a writer, educator, and artist with a degree from Scripps College and absolutely no formal training in theater. They believe there's very little that's more powerful than marginalized people telling their truths, and for this reason they love supporting Project Nongenue in its vital work. They spend most days talking about relationships, consent, and bodily autonomy with young people. They are thrilled to be this company's "Mr. Clipboard".

Cameron Rose

Founding Member

Cameron is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory Theater actor training program, and has been a company member with Theatricum Botanicum for three years. He has written and directed several original works with the Mosaic Lizard Theater, and is an executive producer, writer, and actor for the live musical parody serial Bat Knight. Cameron believes it is important in our always evolving world to constantly explore and redefine our relationships to the classical texts that have become the building blocks of human consciousness.

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