FINANCIAL & Operations OFFICER
Spencer Funk is a founding member of the Core Ensemble, he has played in Click, Hello , God?, The Wise Child Series, and Too Much Light, and The Coaster Show and served as director of The Pirates of Penzance. He has performed with Seattle Shakespeare Festival, Cornish College of the Arts, and has worked with Seattle Film Institute on various short films. Spencer grew up in southern Oregon in the beautiful Rogue Valley. There, he got his start in theater performing in shows at North Medford High School, and the Camelot Theater Company, always taking inspiration from the local theater giant the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has lived in Seattle since 2013, and recently received his BFA in Theater with and Emphasis in Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts. Spencer is a director, playwright, and actor, but also enjoys visual art, playing guitar, ballroom dancing, and the outdoors. Theater is his passion and his home, and The Core Ensemble is his family.
Casting & COMPANY AMBASSADOR
Warren L. Haney is a founding member of The Core Ensemble. Productions with The Core include Click, Hello. God?, The Core’s adaption of Pirates of Penzance, and The Coaster Show. Outside of the Core, Warren has been in many productions including Squatch! The Musical(Centerstage Theater) and Cymbeline(Greenstage). Warren hails from the little city of Nampa, Idaho. Theater being his passion from the very beginning, he became involved in many community productions across the Treasure Valley and later was accepted into Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s apprentice program during the summer of his junior year. Warren recently graduated from Cornish College of Arts, obtaining his BFA in Theater with an emphasis in Original Works. Warren is an actor, playwright, director, as well as an all-around contributor to whatever new work comes his way. Besides theater, Warren loves swimming, hiking, frequenting new & different Seattle restaurants, and reading up on quirky historical facts.
Marketing & COMPANY DRAMATURG
Julia Holden-Hunkins is a singer, playwright, composer and actress pursuing a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. Prior to arriving in Seattle, she spent a year studying opera at St. Olaf college, and before that she enjoyed performing in dozens of productions in her Southern Oregon home. She has also competed and placed in regional and statewide vocal and musical theater competitions. Some of her favorite roles have been Cinderella in Into the Woods, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Liesel in the Sound of Music and Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes (Camelot Theater), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (St Olaf College), and Aegir in a generative piece, Above the Fruitless Plains (Cornish College of the Arts). Her passions extend beyond theater and into the realms of neuroscience, ethics, nature and global relations which she hopes to continue to bring into her work as a theater artist here in Seattle and elsewhere!