Birch House’s Artist Residence provides artists with space, guidance, and a network of support for their current artistic endeavors. Meetings are held weekly to work on current projects, create goals, and workshop new materials.
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Fields Wood & Steel
Fields Wood and Steel started in early 2017 as a way to document the projects Bryce makes in his garage. It has evolved into a quasi not-quite-business. His focus is primarily on knifemaking, with a secondary interest in prop and practical effects design.
Eric is currently working on a new musical at BH.
Eric Richardson (b. 1992) is a Chicago-based composer, sound designer, and audio engineer specializing in music for multimedia.
His compositions and sound design have been featured in a wide range of content; from scream-inducing immersive theatre events, to award-winning animated shorts, and even genre-defying experimental video games (as well as a host of other hyphenated content). He is able to adapt to any style, and excels in helping collaborators achieve their ultimate artistic visions.
Eric received his training at DePaul University’s School of Music, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Music degree in Sound Recording Technology. He enjoys taking on exciting and innovative projects; whether through collaboration with directors, producers, and other artists, or exploring his own personal work.
Jordyn is a Cleveland native, born and raised. Since arriving in Chicago, she has worked on over 15 productions at The Theatre School at DePaul University, taking on diverse roles, such as Director (Sparkleshark), Assistant Director (The Misanthrope), Devisor (The Horror!), Performer (Prospero’s Storm) and Stage Manager (Inferno). With a concentration and passion in theatre for young audiences, she wants to take children on a theatrical journey where they are confronted with today’s social issues. Focusing on new work, devised work and making the “old” new, she constantly strives to spark imagination and inspiration for action within the hearts and minds of children.
Ashlyn is a Chicago-based actor, writer and devised theatre artist.
Professional Theatre credits include: The Book of Joseph, District Merchants (workshops at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Once in a Lifetime (Strawdog), The Memory Tour (Pivot Arts), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Oak Park Festival Theatre), The Phantom Tollbooth, and A Christmas Carol (South Coast Repertory). Film credits include: To The Green Mill and the post-apocalyptic web series They Wake Up.
Ashlyn received her BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University.