Lorraine Ressegger-Slone is a movement and combat director, performance artists, and arts educator based in DC-metropolitan area.
Lorraine is a co-founder and Conspirator with dog & pony dc. She was a Ringleader for the company’s first seven years. With dog & pony dc, Lorraine choreographed the violence in PUNCH!–that’s the way we do it, conceived and directed/choreographed Bare Breasted Women Sword Fighting, co-directed Separated at Birth, dramaturged and produced COURAGE, performed in Cymbeline and the initial workshop of Beertown, and choreographed both the dance and violence in A Killing Game.
She holds an MFA in Pedagogy with an emphasis on Movement and Stage Combat from the Virginia Commonwealth University where she also taught Advanced Movement for the Actor and Public Speaking. Her choreography credits include Oedipus el Rey and Mr. Burns a Post-Electric Play, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; Private Lives, Olney Theatre Center; The Silent Woman, Shakespeare Theatre Company; Pacific Overtures, Signature Theatre; Merlin and the Cave of Dreams, Imagination Stage; Three Days of Rain, 1st Stage; Titus Andronicus, Measure for Measure, and Romeo and Juliet, Taffety Punk; The Bebo Brinker Chronicles, Richmond Triangle Players.
Lorraine spent a few years in Los Angeles where she worked for the Center Theatre Group coordinating and implementing the educational components for CTG’s traveling children’s show Animal Logic as well as the premiere of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at the Kirk Douglas. Happy to have returned to the east coast, Lorraine has taught locally for the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Adventure Theatre, Young Playwrights Theatre, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. Most recently she helped to create and craft the curriculum for Young Company, a unique training program in classical acting for teens at the Shakespeare Theatre, where she was also a lead instructor. She is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and the International Order of the Sword and the Pen.