A WV native, Casey Hayes-Deats began her relationship with CATF first as an audience member, then intern, then seasonal employee, and is now very happy to be part of the full-time staff. Most recently, Casey worked with EdOps as an outsourced charter school CFO, advising a variety of non-profit schools on financial management. An experienced arts administrator, Casey has worked with the Latino International Theatre Festival of New York, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and The Chocolate Factory Theater. As a teaching artist, she has taught educational theatre workshops in Rwanda and facilitated workshops for Signature Theatre in Arlington Public Schools. She is the co-founder of The Cake Shop Theater and produced the NY premiere of Martin Crimp’s translation of PAINS OF YOUTH, receiving press coverage in the NY Times and Time Out New York. Perpetually curious, Casey is a graduate of Columbia University (BA Anthropology), City University of New York (MA in Applied Theatre), the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and George Washington University (MBA), where she has served as an adjunct professor of Arts Entrepreneurship in the School of Business.