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YO-EL CASSELL† (Movement & Intimacy Director) returns to SpeakEasy having previously provided the movement direction for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time [IRNE nomination]. Locally, his movement direction/choreography has been featured in Lilly’s Revenge featuring Taylor Mac (A.R.T); Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play and The Understudy (Lyric Stage); and Straight White Men (New Rep). His work was also featured in a concert version of Kiss Me, Kate with Marc Kudisch and Kerry O-Malley at the Boston Hatch Shell, as well as in A Little Night Music, Alcina, and Orpheus in the Underworld for the Boston Opera Collaborative. He has also served as the Resident Movement Director/Choreographer for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and has curated for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), Yo-EL is currently Head of Movement/Assistant Professor for Boston University’s College of Fine Arts School of Theatre and a commissioned artist/board member for Celebrity Series of Boston Community Engagement. Mr. Cassell is also the recipient of the Lotte Kaliski Award for Gifted Artists. (he/him)