Caitlin graduated with her BFA in Acting from Michigan State University in 2015. During the school year, she tours one woman shows to elementary schools in Chicago with Historical Perspectives for Children. Last year, Caitlin played the astronaut Sally Ride and she will be playing Helen Keller in the fall. Caitlin is so excited to spend the entire summer playing with Mind Your Planet!
Caitlin will be teaching in the Chicago area
Has choreographed and performed for venues including The Duke Theater, Symphony Space, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Joyce Theatre, Helen Mills Theatre, Luna Stage, Queens Theatre in the Park, The Chain Theatre and The Cell. Most recently, Ruby originated the role of Marge in Barbara Kahn’s The Three Mile Limit at Theater for the New City. She is a proud Company Member/Grants Manager for her home town’s Speranza Theatre Company in Jersey City, NJ. Favorite credits include Veri**on Play (Ingrid/Cydney) by Lisa Kron-directed by the acclaimed Anne Kauffman, Cabaret (Sally Bowles) and Merri Biechler’s Occupation directed by Diana Basmajian. Along with Great Big Planet, Ruby also tours four musicals with another children’s theater company, Flying Ship Productions. As a teacher, Ruby has worked with young elementary-age students at Monroe Street Movement Space, Hoboken Children’s Theatre and Hudson Dance and Movement in Hoboken, NJ. She also worked in Montessori education while volunteering in Egypt. Most of her teaching experience lies in mentoring young teenagers interested in theatre both at Drew University and the Marion Bolden Center for the Arts in Newark, NJ. Recipient: 2013 Best Ensemble at the Unchained Theatre Festival; 2013 Garden State Arts Foundation’s Thomas H. Kean Scholarship Award for Theatre; 2012 Cheekie Award for Best Choreography; 2009 North Jersey Metro Cappies Best Lead Actress for Cabaret. Training: BA in Theatre Arts and Dance from Drew University, London Dramatic Academy, American Tap Dance Foundation, and currently studies with the Institute for Collaboration and Play run by Catherine Mueller. www.rubyhankey.com
Ruby will be teaching in the New York area
Linda Lindgren loves teaching kids about the world through interactive, hands-on programs. In addition to running a day care in her home for 13 years while staying home with her four children, she has worked as a summer camp counselor with RecPAC (part of the Fairfax County Parks Association) and as an after school and summer enrichment instructor with the Young Scholars program at Bailey's Elementary School. During the school year, she is the librarian at Bailey's Upper Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences in Fairfax County and helps her students learn how to learn about all kinds of things through books, online programs, and creative projects.