Shakespeare & the Classics - Coaches

                                 

For the last 20 years, Christine has worked as an actress at Arena Stage, the GoodmanTheatre, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, the Marin Theatre Company, the Mint Theatre Company, the La Jolla Playhouse, and many others. She has been a company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) since 2006, where she’s worked as an actor, director and teaching artist. . . .  full bio

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MFA UCSD *

 BS Ball State University

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NEIL SHAH *

MFA The Old Globe/USD * BFA Marymount Manhattan College

Over the last decade, Neil has drawn from his experience as a classically-trained actor to bring to life 130+ fiction and non-fiction audiobooks, as well as long-form journalism, from just about every genre that exists. Known for his facility and versatility with dialects from all over the world and larger than life characterizations, he's received two Audiofile Earphone Awards . . .  full bio

 

Brian is a physical, dynamic actor, teacher & coach that has worked for over a decade on both coasts. Since graduating UCSD's MFA Acting program, Brian's booked work for every platform, but his primary focus has been on theater that "moves the social conversation forward" - stage credits include: The Lifespan of a Fact (St. Louis Rep),  Angels in America . . .  full bio

* MFA UCSD * BFA Univ. of Wyoming

BRIAN SLATEN

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KIMIYE CORWIN * MFA Brown/Trinity * BFA Juilliard (Dance) 

Kimiye's an actor, dancer & choreographer working out of Brooklyn, and a lifelong director, teacher & collaborator. Prior to her acting career, she danced professionally with the Jose Limon Dance Company for five years; her New York stage appearances as an actress include productions with Red Bull, Ma-Yi Theater & NAATCO; regional credits include . . .  full bio

AMANDA CREIGHTON * MFA New York University * BFA Univ. of Utah

A versatile actor, director and educator, Amanda's career spans screen, television, and stage. As a director, credits include Romeo and Juliet, the world premiere of Creighton James’s Dirt (Red Herring Prods), Two Gentleman of Verona (Jebby Awards winner). Other directing includes an originally conceived production of Heinrich Hoffman’s Struwwelpeter, and an all-female staging of MacBeth . . .  full bio           

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Liz Elkins Newcomer brings a wide and varied background in music, art, theatre and spirituality in her current role as an Educator and Director at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, and owner of Art of the Enneagram as a Certified Enneagram Teacher. Liz has a Bachelor’s Degree from NYU and the Atlantic School, and an MFA from USCD where she performed in . . .  full bio

 

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* MFA UCSD *

BFA NYU (Atlantic School)

GRETCHEN HALL  * MFA NYU * BA Fordham University

 

Gretchen is an accomplished actress, teacher & acting coach, with a wide range of work including the title role in Major Barbara at A.C.T & Theater Calgary, Nora in A Doll's House at The Old Globe, Imogen in Cymbeline and Isabella in Measure for Measure at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Trouble in Mind at Arena Stage, Kate in Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare Santa Cruz . . .  full bio

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BILL DEMERITT * MFA Yale * BFA Marymount Manhattan College

Bill's a dynamic New York vet, with appearances in HBO's The Normal Heart (based on the Tony-award winning play by Larry Kramer), Law & Order: SVU, The Lennon Report, Person of Interest, Guiding LightOne Life to Live, and Vimeo's original series, The Outs, along with national VO & on-camera campaigns, video games, a number of brilliant audiobook performances . . .  full bio

                                           

STACEY LINNARTZ * MFA NYU (Gerald and Iris Cantor Fellowship); BA Wheaton College, MA: Theatre & Dramatic Literature, Lillian Hellman Award

     

Stacey Linnartz is a New York City-based actor, director, producer, and teacher of acting. She is currently the Advanced Acting professor for the BFA programs at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and for the New York State Summer School of the Arts . . .  full bio

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Victoria's an accomplished actress, director and teacher, currently Professor of Performing Arts at the Savannah College of Arts and Design. Professional directing includes Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, The Lacy Project and Sophie Scholl: The Last Days in New York City; educational credits include Constellations, Sense and Sensibility, Steel Magnolias . . .  full bio

VICTORIA MACK *

MFA NYU *

 BA Barnard College 

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BIANCA AMATO * University of Cape Town * Emery Battis Award, Elliot Norton Award, Helen Hayes & Irene nominee, Audie & Earphones multi-award winner 

Bianca's distinguished career began in her home country of South Africa, before moving to NYC, appearing in celebrated Broadway productions including Tom Stoppard's Tony award-winning Coast of Utopia trilogy, Arcadia and MacbethThe Importance of Being Earnest at BAM, Top Girls, Pride & Prejudice, As You Like It and Pygmalion at the Guthrie, King Lear . . .  full bio