Our focus is on “new-ness” and innovation in some step of the creative process, whether that is producing new works, working with new artists, or bringing new ideas and conceptualizations to classic or existing works. Taking our name from the Roman God of fire and the forge, our aim is to foster that sense of creating works of art from raw material in order to make something that didn’t exist before. Our goal is to create powerful emotional connections and start crucial, sometimes difficult conversations through our work that we believe are vital to the human experience and to our ability to navigate the ever-changing world in which we live.
Mikaila Baca-Dorion (She/Hers) is an NYC based actor, writer, artist with a BFA in theatre from the University of Connecticut. She likes long walks on the beach, dogs, and weird existential plays. She moonlights as a steward at Sleep No More and dreams of creating her own immersive theatre piece someday. Some of her favorite credits include Ellen in Cloud Nine and The Board in the world premiere of Severance, a new play by Levi Alpert.
Elizabeth O. Keith (She/Hers) is thrilled to join Vulcan Theatre Company as her debut in NYC. A recent transplant from Boston, her previous notable roles include Charity (Sweet Charity), Mme. de Meurteuil (Dangerous Liaisons), Gino/Harpo Marx (A Day in Hollywood/A Night In the Ukraine), and Viola (Twelfth Night). She looks forward to using this opportunity to bring new, thoughtful, and relevant pieces of work to life with a talented company of artists.
Bailey Newman (She/Hers) is honored to be a part of the Vulcan Theatre Company Valkyries. Her other theater credits include Dana in The Retriever (Nylon Fusion); Abigal in Quack (Nylon Fusion); Stanley in Lola and the Planet of Glorious Diversity (Alchemical Theatre Laboratory); Angelica in With Love (Manhattan Repetory Theatre); and Nancy Kyle/Pia/Yapshi in The History of the Devil (NYC Fringe). She has also appeared in such films as The Honeymoon, Another Soul, and Guarded Angels, for which her role earned her the Best Actress award from both LAIFF and the Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest.
Carly Polistina (She/Hers) is so excited to be part of Vulcan Theatre Company! She is an actor, playwright, and recent BFA Acting Graduate from the University of Connecticut! She spent the first semester of her Junior year in London studying Shakespeare. After returning, she was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play by CT Critics Circle Award for her work as Mary Warren in Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s production of The Crucible. Some of her other stage credits include If We Were Birds (Procne), I and You (Caroline), Henry IV pt 1&2 (Lady Mortimer), and more! carlypolistina.com | insta: @carlypolistina