Founder, Theatrical Director
Genevieve Hoeler is a New Jersey/New York based theater director and actor. She is currently studying at NYU Steinhardt for an MA Educational Theater and Social Studies Education. Recent external credits include reprising her role as Edwick in No Peeking Theater's "Mother Leeds" and directing a workshop reading of "The Hub" by Allyson Dwyer.
Founder, Movement Director
Marissa Aucoin, MFA, is a passionate artist committed to providing accessible dance education and performance opportunities for both dancers and non-dancers alike. Currently, Marissa teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Raritan Valley Community College and for several community arts organizations including ReThink Theatrical. Professionally, she serves as the artistic director of mla | Format Dance, and movement director of Idyll Shift.
Allie Kroeper is a writer, actor, and stage manager, proudly collaborating with ReThink Theatrical in NJ and The Greenhouse Ensemble in NYC. They joined Idyll Shift last year to stage manage Viola, and loved the opportunity to present Shakespeare in a new and exciting way. Allie created the YouTube channel ASMR to Give You Nightmares because whispering is creepy, and you should be afraid of it.
(Headshot by Justin Jajalla Photography)
Since leaving California, Nathan Forster has found a new and exciting second home in New jersey. After receiving a BA in Theatre from Drew University, Nathan danced for choreographers Nina Haft, Michael J. Lee, Stephanie Beauchamp, Marissa Aucoin, and Loretta Fois; and acquired an AFA in Dance from Raritan Valley Community College. Currently Nathan dances for Mignolo Dance of Metuchen, and is the founding artistic director of ReFrame Dance Theatre. Nathan is a resident artist with ~mignolo dance~, and leads modern dance company and community classes on the interwebs and beyond. His work has been described as surreal, transformative, and “everything you need in a good gumbo at a fancy restaurant.” Personal goal is to become a redwood. Find him on Instagram @NathanFoFayfan and @ReFrameDanceTheatre
Stephanie Bond, EdM, works as a professional director, teaching artist, and actress throughout New Jersey and New York - developing and facilitating arts curricula for all ages and levels of experience. She currently serves as the Executive Director of ReThink Theatrical, a non-profit theater organization based in Middlesex County, NJ. Read more about Stephanie and ReThink at rethinktheatrical.org/team.
Madhu Murali is a senior at Rutgers University, studying journalism and media while occupying most of her free time with theater. She played Viola in Idyll Shift’s Viola in 2019; her other acting credits are primarily through Rutgers’ Cabaret Theatre, and include Harvey (Veta Louise Simmons), Fun Home (Alison), Boeing Boeing (Berthe) as well as her role as a recurring cast member with Rutgers Night Live. Additionally, the various leadership positions she has held within Cabaret Theatre have given her experiential knowledge in the areas of direction, production, and general management of theater organizations.
William is an accomplished actor of both stage and screen. Previous theatre credits include the role of Ron in Recent Tragic Events and the title role in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Commercial credits include Zicam, Sabra Hummus, and GE. Film credits include The Other Side and Rent-A-Buddy. He is the co-founder comedy duo Perfectly Adequate Films.
From horror, to Shakespeare, to slapstick comedy, Blakely Aaronson has applied their skills to theater both onstage and behind the microphone. Blakely chilled ASMR listeners as the voice of Detective Lawrence Brennan in Axeman (2020). Blakely showcased their voice as Duke Orsino in Idyll Shift’s adaptation of Twelfth Night (2019). As The Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood (2018), Blakely’s performance - singing and playing original music, and stage-fighting outdoors - helped ReThink Theatrical earn Broadway World New Jersey’s Best Community Theater Company award. Blakely is a US Air Force veteran and undergraduate studying physics at Rutgers University in New Jersey.