Well hello there!
My name is Caleb Sheedy (they/them) and I am a multi-passionate person! For as long as I could remember, theatre and the arts have always been at the center of my life. My dad exposed me to art and music at a very young age, and my mom was always extremely invested in my theatrical pursuits.
I grew up In New Paltz, NY which is an extremely artistic, musical, and creative place to grow up.
I was fortunate enough to do a tremendous amount of local community theatre as well as professional children's theatre (Shoutout Random Farms Kids Theatre). I then went to Syracuse University where I got my BFA, focused in acting and directing.
I like to consider myself multi-passionate (as opposed to multi-hyphenate) because I believe the most well-rounded and influential artists are those who understand the craft from as many points of view as possible. One of my greatest strengths is being able to live at the center point of my intersectionality. As a Queer person, I have a unique understanding of love, compassion, and community. As a Jewish person I am extremely empathetic, understand the power of lending a hand, and what true strength & resilience looks like.
As someone who is neurodivergent and has battled mental health, I understand what it is like for no one else to see how you see the world, feel how you feel emotions, and act as true to yourself as possible, yet still not "fitting in". All of these different parts of my identity make up who I am as an artist & person and they are the foundation to why I do what I do. For me, theatre is an homage to all of my identities and all of my Caleb-isms wrapped into one. It is where we celebrate our differences, uplift unique voices, and be gifted immense joy surrounding the human experience. Theatre truly can change the world, and I want to be a part of the generation that does just that.
Recently, I had the opportunity to play Barnaby Tucker in Hello, Dolly! at The CENTER for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, NY.