Meet the Team

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Eilin O'Dea

Founder and Artistic Director

Eilin trained at the prestigious LIR Conservatory of acting, Samuel Beckett Center, Trinity College Dublin as well as at the Conservatory of Music, Dublin. She has performed as a theatre actress throughout Europe and in the US to critical acclaim and has performed as a Soprano both in concert and operatic forums. She founded Fusion Theatre in YEAR to fulfill a vision of merging classical text and opera.

Dahlia Barakat

Dahlia Barakat

Set Designer

Dahlia graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Set and Costume Design from Cairo, Egypt.  After teaching art for 2 years, she has decided to focus all of her efforts into teaching herself, instead, what she loves to do most. She has participated in several productions and won an award for best set design. She spent the last year earning a Certificate in Theatre Studies at Northern Virginia Community College where she got to dabble in more set design and stage management. She now lives in New York City where she is thrilled to be working with Fusion Theatre and hopes to be a part of many more local productions.

Therese Cox

Therese Cox​

Assistant Director

Therese is a fiction writer, musician, teacher, and doctoral candidate in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in Performance Studies and also holds MA degrees from New York University in Educational Theater and Columbia in English and Comparative Literature. She has performed with the Northwestern University Dance Ensemble and has played music at venues such as Joe’s Pub, The Bowery Ballroom, MASS MoCA, and the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. Therese has conducted drama workshops in New York City and Cork, Ireland. As a scholar and a practitioner, Therese is interested in the intersections of literature and performance. Her current research focuses on 20th and 21st century dystopian literature.

Jenna Waltuch

Jenna Waltuch

Production Assistant

Jenna majored in theatre performance at Western Connecticut State University. As an avid writer and actress, she is currently scripting scenes for The Actors House's upcoming showcase. Previous to this, she directed and wrote a short play called "Little Lists of Bigger Things," staged in the Emerging Artists' Fall New Work Series. She is currently working on writing pilots for television. As to acting, her video credits include Don't Look Back (Erika), Playground Fistfights (Cidny), Hand in the Sky (Sarah), Flesh is Heir To (Daughter), and Acceptance (Nicole). Theatre credits include Shooting Practice (Daughter), Skech of New York (Jenna), Sex with the Censor (Annie), Winter of Discontent (Demetrius) and Little Lists of Bigger Things (Girl).

Josie Rios

Josie Rios

Intern

Josie is a recent college graduate from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Having completed a double major in Theatre and Marketing, she is excited to be furthering both her careers as an intern at Fusion Theatre. While currently breaking into the marketing world, she is no stranger to theatre and acting, having pursed her acting dreams since 8 years old. Although theatre will forever be her first love, right now, she is primarily focused on commercial and film acting and is signed with Liquid Talent Agency and Hutson Talent Agency in Virginia.

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Naomi Camacho

Intern

Naomi is 18 and currently in College, hoping to declare an Advertising and Public Relation major. She has always been interested in theatre and the arts in general and is very excited to join Fusion Theatre as an intern.