Meet Us! Joceline Wynn, Erin Bednarz, and Jenn Oaster




Here we are, still talking to each other! This is the next installment in our series where we: Ask each other questions! About each other! Because we don’t already spend enough time with one another! Next up is Joceline Wynn, Resident Stage Manager and Company Manager, Erin Bednarz, Director of Partnerships and Resident Sound Designer, and Jenn Oaster, Resident Costume Designer.

What Joceline has to say:

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE ENSEMBLE?
I have been working off and on as a stage manager for WET since 2014. I have been a company member since 2016.

WHY DO YOU STICK AROUND
I love the scripts the Ensemble decides to tackle. Something about doing an impossible show or a premiere really interests me as an artist. I also love the people and the environment of the Ensemble. There is never a dull moment.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR IN SEASON 15?
I am most excited for the premiere of the GUSH Series. WET is such a collaborative group that is was only a matter of time before we brought guest artists in to showcase their work, and getting to experience new artistic perspectives will be awesome.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE CONTINUED DOING FOR 15 YEARS?
15 years ago I was but a fledgling teenager. I still enjoy reading Harry Potter and listening to alternative rock. And black is still my favorite color to wear. But otherwise life has changed a lot in 15 years.

WHAT WILL THE ENSEMBLE BE LIKE 15 YEARS FROM NOW?
I suspect the Ensemble will be both very much the same and quite different from what it is today. We will still be bringing outrageous and exciting work to the stage, but none of the current company members will still be around. It will be made up of an entirely new generation of artists who are dedicated to experimenting with art.

FAVORITE ENSEMBLE MEMORY?
I have many great memories with the Ensemble. From Season 14, my favorite memory is probably the late night dance party we had on the Teh Internet Is Serious Business set after tech. A handful of Ensemble members, all dressed in animal onesies, were dancing it out on the set after tech notes had been delivered.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT ERIN AND JENN?
My favorite thing about Erin is how fearless she is. My favorite thing about Jenn is her brand of humor.

What Erin has to say:

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE ENSEMBLE?
I joined WET spring of 2018. Looking forward to my first full season!

WHY DO YOU STICK AROUND?
At WET we’re making decisions about the work we want to make as a group of peers reacting to our own desires and aspirations. I feel my worth as an artist on this team.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR IN SEASON 15?
In Season 15 I will mentor Maggie Rogers in sound design, and I’m so pumped to help her find her tastes and preferences as a designer. She’s already a powerhouse in directing and dramaturgy so I’m sure this will be no exception.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE CONTINUED DOING FOR 15 YEARS?
Standing by Julia Stiles’ performance in 10 Things I Hate About You.

WHAT WILL THE ENSEMBLE BE LIKE 15 YEARS FROM NOW?
15 years from now, I hope the Ensemble is still doing whatever the hell they want to be doing (or not doing). The Ensemble will be true to itself, in whatever form it takes.

FAVORITE ENSEMBLE MEMORY?
The most competitive game of Catch Phrase I’ve ever been a part of.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT JENN AND JOCELINE?
Jenn is no bullshit. You always know where she’s at with something and has a candid honesty about her that keeps us real as an Ensemble. Joceline keeps the trains running on time, while battling for the title of “Chillest Ensemble Member.” Once you find a combination like that, you hope Joceline will stick around forever and ever.

What Jenn has to say:

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE ENSEMBLE?
Two years.

WHY DO YOU STICK AROUND?
I stick around for the late night Rainer and cheap pizza that shows up during post-tech work calls.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR IN SEASON 15?
Designing for Everything You Touch. It’s going to be a great costume show where I can really flex my design creativity.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE CONTINUED DOING FOR 15 YEARS?
I’m pretty sure I’ve been breathing for at least 15 years…

WHAT WILL THE ENSEMBLE BE LIKE 15 YEARS FROM NOW?
More! More! More! Haha, in all honesty I hope that’s all true. I’m excited that the company is growing and I hope in 15 years the company will have a new stellar set of people who create work that’s blows my little mind!

FAVORITE ENSEMBLE MEMORY?
Singing karaoke on the Teh Internet Is Serious Business set after opening.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT JENN AND JOCELINE?
Joceline is 100! She’s one of my favorite stage managers to work with and definitely in top 15 favorite Ensemble members. We both share a strong love of dessert wine.

Woah dude! Erin is also up there in top 15 favorite Ensemble members. I’m so glad she joined us this year. I didn’t actually know her much before she joined so I’m very excited to get to know her more!

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