Associate Artists 

Associate Artists – Friends, Dreamers, Catalysts

Georgia Shakespeare’s company consists of all the professionals - artists, technicians and administrators – who work with us throughout the year. At the heart of the company is a core group of actors, coaches, directors, designers and technicians who make up our ensemble of Associate Artists. The individual body of work that each of these Associates has created with us has been a major force in forging the collective artistic identity of Georgia Shakespeare.

While not every Associate is with us every season, each and every one of these artists has invested from eight to twenty-eight years of their careers to help make Georgia Shakespeare the unique company it is. While you can see our individual artists at almost every theatre company in Atlanta and many companies around the region and country, Georgia Shakespeare is the one stage they return to year after year as their artistic home.

Hudson Adams (Associate Artist, 15 Seasons)
Hudson holds a B.A. in English and Theatre from Vanderbilt University, and is a graduate of the Alliance Theatre Professional Actor Internship. He currently serves as an ex-officio member of the Georgia Shakespeare Board of Trustees. Favorite productions include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry IV, Comedy of Errors, Servant of Two Masters and The Cherry Orchard. Hudson works at The Westminster Schools, and is the proud father of Hannah Rose and Arden.


Janice Akers (Associate Artist, 9 Seasons)
Jan has been an Artistic Associate since 1994 performing twenty roles over eight seasons. Some of her favorites (and it is hard to pick!) include: Linda Loman (Death of a Salesman), Cordelia (King Lear), Isabella (Measure for Measure), Olivia (Twelfth Night), Prospera (The Tempest) and Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing). In Atlanta: The Alliance, Horizon, and Theatrical Outfit theaters. Since 2001, Janice has performed overseas seven times in French director Arthur Nauzyciel's production of Bernard Marie Koltes' Black Battles with Dogs in France, Belgium and Athens, Greece. Janice is on the Theater Studies faculty at Emory University and is a resident actor/director with Theater Emory.  Recent projects at Emory include: playing Aase in Ibsen's Peer Gynt, adapted and direct by her husband, Associate Artist Tim McDonough, and directing Miss Julie, Don Juan Comes Back From The War, Iphigenia and Other Daughter, and Lunch In Venice.


Rochelle Barker (Scenic Designer, 14 Seasons)
Rochelle has been an Associate Artist with Georgia Shakespeare since 1991! In addition to freelance set design, she is the Resident Design Associate at Theatrical Outfit and a Part-time Instructor at Georgia State University. Local design work includes: Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, Theatre in the Square, Synchronicity, Actor's Express, 7 Stages, Center for Puppetry Arts, Alliance Theatre, Jomandi, Georgia Ensemble, Horizon, Aurora, GSU Players, Jewish Theatre of the South, Theatre Emory, Clayton State University and Dad's Garage. She has a BA in English, with a minor in theater from Western Michigan University and an MFA in Set Design from Penn State.  Favorite Georgia Shakespeare show credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream (exhibited at the 2003 Prague Quadrennial Scenography Exposition), Amadeus, Romeo and Juliet, School for Wives, and What the Butler Saw. However, Rochelle has fond memories of each and every production with truly the finest artistic collaborators in the known universe.

Clay Benning (Resident Sound Designer, 9 Seasons)
Clay is currently the Resident Sound Designer for the Alliance Theatre. He was also the production sound engineer for the world premier of The Color Purple. Clay has served as sound mixer for such acts as The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Ralph Stanley, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and David Wilcox. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (BA), North Carolina School of the Arts (MFA) and a member of IATSE. past Georgia Shakespeare credits include: Hamlet, Metamorphoses, Twelfth Night, A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Comedy of Errors. 

Elisa Carlson (Voice & Text Coach, 17 Seasons)Elisa has coached voice & text for more than 10 seasons at Georgia Shakespeare since 1995 (Associate Artist).  Favorites include Metamorphoses ('06), The Comedy of Errors ('99), The Miser ('98) and Richard II ('00) in which she also played the Duchess of York.  She's also coached multiple seasons for the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis (30 productions), the Alliance and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  Other credits include coaching and acting in Campbell Scott's film of Hamlet and acting at the Guthrie and the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C.  She is currently on the faculty and a Resident Director for the Gainesville Theatre Alliance.

Rob Cleveland (Associate Artist, 8 Seasons)
Rob is a jack of many trades and a master of many as well: master storyteller, comedian, actor, and teacher. Rob is storyteller-in-residence at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. He has published six children's books with August House Publishers under their Story Cove imprint (www.storycove.com).  Film credits include That Darn Cat, Drumline, and the comedy Randy and the Mob. Rob was part of the creative team that developed Tush for WTBS, featuring the writing team of Bonnie and Terry Turner. Look for him in Tyler Perry's new sitcom Meet the Browns. As a stand-up comedian, Rob has headlined all over the country in Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles. Rob currently resides in Atlanta with his wife Mary Lynn Owen and their twins, Andrew and Eloisa.

Carolyn Cook (Associate Artist, 20 Seasons)
last performed at Georgia Shakespeare as Prospera in The Tempest. Other favorite GS roles include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Hermione in A Winter’s Tale, and those awful older sisters in King Lear (she’s played them both!). Atlanta credits include Time Stands Still, Homebody/Kabul, and The Syringa Tree at Horizon Theatre and August: Osage County at the Alliance. She is an associate artist at Georgia Shakespeare and Théâtre du Rêve.

Kat Conley (Scenic Designer, 15 Seasons)
Kat Conley has been with Georgia Shakespeare since 1999.   A native of California, Kat is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. Following college, she worked as freelance designer and scenic artist in New York and Pittsburgh. Now based in Atlanta, Kat has designed scenery at the Alliance Theatre, Actor’s Express, The Center for Puppetry Arts, Theatrical Outfit, Theater in the Square, Marin Theatre Company (CA), Theatre Emory, Horizon, Aurora, 7 Stages among others. She is the Charge Scenic Artist for the Alliance Theater, winner of the 2007 Regional Tony Award, painting over 80 productions since 2000. Some favorite Georgia Shakespeare productions include Pericles, Richard III, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Antigone and the next project on the horizon. 


Tim Conley (Associate Artist, 15 Seasons)
Tim has been a part of Georgia Shakespeare since 1997. In his tenure with the company he has taken on many titles including co-director (Robin Hood, Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, The Legend of the Sword in the Stone), scenic designer (Metamorphoses), technical director (five seasons), understudy, and Production Manager (six seasons). In 2008, he accepted the position of General Director of Georgia Shakespeare, assuming responsibility for finance, operations and production.  In Atlant, Tim has engineered and constructed scenery for Theatrical Outfit, the Alliance Theatre, The Center for Puppetry Arts, Georgia Ensemble, Aurora Theatre, The Lovett School, and Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta.  Prior to moving to Atlanta, he worked for various production houses and theatere in the New York metro area, Pennsylvania and California.  He was also the recipient of the 2006 Suzi Bass Award for best scenic design for his design of Georgia Shakespeare's Metamorphoses. Tim is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's directing program and a proud Associate Artist of Georgia Shakespeare. 

Jonathan Davis (Associate Artist, 11 Seasons)
Georgia Shakespeare credits include: Bottom (Midsummer Night's Dream), The Dauphin (Saint Joan), Dromio of Syracuse (Comedy of Errors), Louis XIII (Three Musketeers), Pompey (Measure for Measure),Tranio (Shrew: The Musical), Proteus (Two Gentleman of Verona).  Jonathan is an Audie Award winning narrator of over 200 audiobooks, including Shadow of the Wind, Snow Crash, Calculating God, Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and over thirty titles for the Star Wars series.  He lives with his wife and daughter in beautiful New Jersey.

Chris Ensweiler (Associate Artist, 8 Seasons)
Favorite Georgia Shakespeare credits include: The Merchant of Venice, Metamorphoses, The Servant of Two Masters, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Death of a Salesman.  Since 2002 Chris has also held the position of Company Manager (4 years), Fight Director (Treasure Island, Robin Hood, Twelfth Night, Macbeth tour) and Fight Captain.  He has taught adult classes and has been the Movement Teacher for the High School Conservatory (2 years).  Chris received his MFA in Acting from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Sabin Epstein (Director, 18 Seasons)
Since 1987, Sabin has directed 15 productions for Georgia Shakespeare since 1987 including The Merchant of Venice (2008), The Cherry Orchard (2005), What the Butler Saw (2004), Twelfth Night (2000), The Miser (1998), The Tempest (1997), The Imaginary Invalid (1994), The Winter's Tale (1988) and Much Ado About Nothing (1987). Sabin has served as Resident Director for American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco from 1988-1991 and A Noise Within in Los Angeles from 1992 to the present. He has been a Guest Director for the Utah, Oregon, and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals, Shakespeare in Santa Fe, San Diego Repertory Theatre, New Dramatists (New York), and Theatre Memphis.  Sabin currently serves as the Head of Performance Skills at the National Theater Conservatory in Denver, CO.  Formerly, he has served as the Head of Acting at the Old Globe/University of San Diego Acting Program; Conservatory Director of the American Conservatory Theater in San Fransisco; Adjunct Instructor for the University of Southern California; and a Guest Artist at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia, New Zealand School for Drama and Merola Opera in San Fransisco.  Sabin is also the co-author of Acting with Style and Basic Acting.

Bruce Evers (Associate Artist, 16 Seasons)
Bruce was in Georgia Shakespeare's first season under the tent and stayed with it those first four years. After performing The Reach of Song each summer in the North Georgia mountains, he returned to Georgia Shakespeare in 1998 as Falstaff in Henry IV, Part One. Some notable appearances have included Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar, Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, and Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing. You can also catch him as Yates in "Against the Wall" for HBO and as Lt. Barrett in "Andersonville" for TNT.

Drew Fracher (Director, Fight Director)
Drew is a freelance director, fight arranger and actor, serving as a Fight Master with the Society of American Fight Directors.  As a director his work has been seen at Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Stage, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Florida Stage and the Alabama, Kentucky and Cincinnati Shakespeare Festivals. At Georgia Shakespeare he has Co-directed Three Musketeers and has directed Henry IV, pt. 1 and Macbeth.  As a fight director his work has been seen for over twenty-five years at a wide variety of theatres throughout the U.S.   Fight Directing credits here at Georgia Shakespeare include:  Three Musketeers, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Henry IV, 1, Henry V and Cyrano.

Neal A. Ghant (Associate Artist, 9 Seasons)
Recipient of the 2005 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Theatre Actor of the Year Award, Neal continues to hit stages all across the Southeast. Regional credits include Tradin’ Paint at Theatre in the Square; Antigone, Titus Andronicus, and Romeo and Juliet at Georgia Shakespeare; and Glengarry Glen Ross at Alliance Theatre. Film and television credits include none other than the heartwarming story Remember the Titans, where he played Glascoe. He also dedicates his time to the critically acclaimed Rap band Phace Oricalz, with which he is a founding member. Blending theatricality, break beats, and digital nuance, he and his band-mates typify the now all-inclusive sound of traditional Rap music with other less mainstream art culture.

Andrew Hartley (Resident Dramaturg, 13 Seasons)
Andrew is
Robinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the author of The Shakespearean Dramaturg (Palgrave, 2005), a book on dramaturgy as a bridge between literary critical practice and practical theatre. He is also editor of Shakespeare Bulletin, a journal of performance criticism and scholarship incorporating Shakespeare on Film Newsletter. 

Chris Kayser (Associate Artist, 24 Seasons)
“My heartfelt thanks to all patrons and donors for helping us keep live theatre alive in the modern world.”

Megan Kier (Associate Artist, 5 Seasons)
Megan has served 5 seasons as Technical Director with Georgia Shakespeare. Favorite shows include Cymbeline, Macbeth, Metamorphoses, and The Merchant of Venice. Megan has also worked at The Alliance Theatre (Topdog/Underdog, Intimate Apparel), The Center for Puppetry Arts, Actor's Express, and Theatre in the Square. Thank you for supporting the arts; it is one of the most challenging and beautiful outlets we have!


Klimchak (Associate Artist, 11 Seasons)
Klimchak is the winner of the 2009 Loridans Arts Award for his theater compositions. His last Georgia Shakespeare show, Pericles was nominated for a Suzi Award for best sound design. Recently completed work includes music for the Rock & Roll puppet show Weather Rocks at the Center for Puppetry Arts and music for the dance piece The Evolution Project at Emory University. 2009 will be his 10th season with Georgia Shakespeare. Top 5 shows include: Pericles (2007), Othello (1997), Hamlet (1999), A Midsummer Night's Dream (2000), and Romeo & Juliet (2005).

Tess Malis Kincaid (Associate Artist, 9 Seasons)
In past seasons here, she has appeared in Antony and Cleopatra,Titus Andronicus, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, among others. In addition to her work on Atlanta stages, she has worked at Marin Theatre in CA, NC Shakespeare Festival, and People’s Light in PA. She is a three time Suzi Bass Award recipient for her work in August: Osage County and Broke at the Alliance, and Good Boys and True at Actor’s Express. Tess is married to actor Mark Kincaid, and they have a beautiful daughter, Barbara Rose.

Joe Knezevich (Associate Artist, 15 Seasons)
Previous credits include The Glass Menagerie, Noises Off, The Odyssey, Shrew: the Musical, and Richard III. He has appeared at the Alliance Theatre in Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, August: Osage County, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. TV: “Under the Dome”, “Revolution”, “Teen Wolf”, “Necessary Roughness”, “The Vampire Diaries.” Film: The Last of Robin Hood, 42, Parental Guidance, The Change Up, The Librarian III. www.joeknezevich.com

Douglas Koertge (Costume Designer, 10 Seasons)
Douglas is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Memphis. He has designed the costumes for well over 200 productions, including several productions for Georgia Shakespeare during its formative years. In addition to designing for the University of Memphis, he has created designs for Widsom Bridge and the St. Ncholas theaters in Chicago, The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Florida Stage, the University of Illinois, Opera Memphis and Illinois State University. Most recently, the University of Memphis Art Gallery presented a five week retrospective of his designs and costumes, with over 75 costumes from his career. Douglas has won many awars from Memphis Magazine and the Memphis Art council for not only design work, but also for his directing. He is also the first recipient of the Creative Research Award presented by the Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Memphis.

Park Krausen (Associate Artist, 10 Seasons)
Besides Metamorphoses at GS, favorite roles include: Portia in Merchant of Venice, Geraldine Barclay in What the Butler Saw, Smeraldina in The Servant of Two Masters, and Roxanne in Cyrano de Bergerac. Park has also worked in NYC, Chicago, North Carolina, Poland, France, and Quebec. Park is a core member of Out of Hand, serves as Artistic Director of Théâtre du Rêve, and is with Stewart Talent in Atlanta.

Margo Kuhne (Stage Manager, 20 Seasons)
is delighted to return to Georgia Shakespeare for another season with this terrific company of artists and production personnel. It has been her good fortune to witness joy & tragedy, wit & wisdom, hope, jealousy, ambition, damnation, redemption, love and loss played out across the GS stage for many years. Local and regional credits include Theatrical Outfit, Theater Emory, Théâtre du Rêve, The Alliance Theatre, Virginia Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville and Tennessee Rep. In the off-season, Margo works on show and project management for business meetings and special events.

Liz Lee (Lighting Designer, 21 Seasons)
Based out of Atlanta, Liz is Producer and Resident Lighting Designer for the Center for Puppetry Arts, where her most recent project has been Avanti da Vinci! The Secret Adventures of Leonardo da Vinci. Other recent designs include As You Like it, All My Sons and Coriolanus for Alabama Shakespeare Festival and a co-production of Top Dog, Under Dog for the Alliance Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, and New Repertory Theatre.  Two of the most memorable shows for Liz include Metamorphoses and Shrew: The Musical.

Scot J. Mann (Fight Director, 11 Seasons)
Scot is an award winning and internationally recognized Fight Director and Teacher through the Society of American Fight Directors, the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, and Director of Theater at Mercer University.  He has choreographed, performed, and coached theatrical violence in the US, England, and Germany with such companies as The Steppenwolf Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alliance Theatre, and Georgia Shakespeare.  He has also served as tactics choreographer and gun wrangler for film and television, and on-set Swordmaster for the Bollywood Epic, DRONA, filmed in Jaipur, India.  As a director, he received a Meritorious Achievement Award for his direction of Scapin, by the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival in 2005.   


Karen Martin Dillard (Stage Manager, 19 Seasons)
Karen started as a Stage Management intern for  the first Georgia Shakespeare production of Twelfth Night.  Since then she has worked as Stage Manager for several GS productions under the tent, in the “new” building and beneath the stars at Shake at the Lake. Her favorite shows include Cyrano (1993), The Tempest (1997),  and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shake at Lake 2004).   Karen has also  worked at several Atlanta theaters including the Alliance, Theater in the Square, Horizon Theatre and Theater Emory.


Daniel Thomas May (Associate Artist, 11 Seasons)
Daniel first appeared as Romeo in Georgia Shakespeare's 1999 fall production of Romeo & Juliet, and has since had the great pleasure of performing the roles of Macbeth, Hamlet, Stanley Kowalski (Streetcar), Biff Loman (Salesman), and is proud to have been a part of the ensemble that brought to life 2006’s Metamorphoses.  From Take Me Out at Theatre in the Square to Corpse! at the Aurora to Tent Meeting at Theatrical Outfit to A Christmas Carol at the Alliance, Daniel is a regular player on most every stage in Atlanta and is also an Artistic Associate of Actor’s Express.

Katie McCreary (Associate Artist, 10 Seasons)
Katie is currently in her 10th season with Georgia Shakespeare, her second as Production Coordinator and Lighting Supervisor.  She has worn many hats, beginning on the picnic grounds then working up through the lighting department, including designing the lights for all of the Family Classic Series productions.  When not at Georgia Shakespeare, Katie works full-time as a faculty member at The Lovett School, teaching Technical Theater and Design to some fantastic students!  Katie also freelances as a lighting designer throughout Atlanta, most recently at The Center for Puppetry Arts (XPT, Ugly Duckling), Actors Express (Suddenly Last Summer), Haverty Marionettes (The Phantom Limb), and Theatrical Outfit (Going with Jenny).

Tim McDonough (Associate Artist, 10 Seasons)
Tim has spent 10 seasons with Georgia Shakespeare.  His roles have included Moliere's Imaginary Invalid, Malvolio (Miser), The Duke (Measure for Measure), John of Gaunt, Marcus Andronicus, Willy Loman (Death of a Salesman), Big Daddy (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), and the title role in King Lear.  His wife is Associate Artist Janice Akers.  He teaches acting at Emory University, and he is a resident artist at Theater Emory, where he acts and directs.  He wrote Acting Narrative Speeches: The Actor as Storyteller

Megan McFarland (Associate Artist, 10 Seasons)
Atlanta credits: Lettice in Lettice and Lovage, Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Maxine Faulk in The Night of the Iguana, Mambo Mary in Frankenstein, and the original Della in the Della's Diner Series.

Kathryn Munroe (Costume Designer & Coordinator, 28 Seasons)
Kathryn is a graduate of Berry College.  Katy has worked with Georgia Shakespeare since its early days.  In addition to her work in costuming, Katy creates original art that has been seen at Wimble Designs, on The Christopher Lowell Show, and in Home Companion magazine.

Allen O'Reilly (Education Director, 24 Seasons)
has directed the Family Classic Productions of Mighty Myths & Legends! ,The Emperor and The Nightingale, andJungle Book and has co-directed the Family Classic series productions of Treasure Island, Robin Hood, Alice in Wonderland, and em>The Legend of the Sword in the Stone. Allen serves as the Education Director for Georgia Shakespeare and has directed the high school touring productions of Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar. As an actor, Allen’s favorite roles over the years include: Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire, Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, Leontes in The Winter’s Tale, and Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet. Love to Teresa, Evan, Aidan and Shiloh!

Saxon Palmer (Associate Artist, 8 Seasons)
Saxon has played title roles in Hamlet and Coriolanus, Puck in Midsummer, Ariel in The Tempest, and Angelo in Comedy of Errors. Saxon's work over the past few years has taken him to the RSC, Broadway, down the aisle, and to Buy Buy Baby (as he preps for the biggest stretch of his career: Dad). 

Courtney Patterson (Associate Artist, 9 Seasons)
An Atlanta native, Courtney is excited to be a part of the Associate Artist team at Georgia Shakespeare and to be celebrating her favorite company's 25th anniversary.  She first stepped on the Georgia Shakespeare stage in Cymbeline as Imogen and The School for Wives as Georgette in 2003.  Since then, her favorite roles include Viola in Twelfth Night, Ophelia in Hamlet, Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Aphrodite/Hunger in  Metamorphoses, and Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  Other Atlanta theatre credits include Managing Maxine (Ivy), and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Honey) at Alliance Theater; Boeing! Boeing! (Judith) at Aurora Theatre; and Brownie Points (Jamie) and Lost Highway (Audrey Williams) at Theatrical Outfit.  Congratulations to Richard and the extended Georgia Shakespeare family for a fantastic 25 years! 

Mike Post (Associate Artist, 14 Seasons)
Mike is an Atlanta based designer who has been working in town for over 10 years.  He has designed lights for many theatres including Tennis at Nablus at Alliance Theatre; Cotton Patch Gospel and Driving Miss Daisy at Theatrical Outfit.  He has credits at many other theatres including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival where his work included Doctor Faustus and Always, Patsy Cline; Actor's Express for Some Men and Slasher; and the Montana Rep for A Streetcar Named Desire.  Mike has very much enjoyed his time with Georgia Shakespeare and is happy to return for the 25th season. 
Sydney Roberts (Associate Artist, 12 Seasons)
Finally an Atlanta resident, this is Sydney’s first family show with Georgia Shakespeare! GaShakes faves are: Much Ado About Nothing, The Odyssey: A Journey Home, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Glass Menagerie, and A Comedy of Errors. She designs for the Alliance Theatre, True Colors Theatre Company, Theater Emory, Horizon Theatre, Theatrical Outfit and other production companies around town. Regional: Portland Center Stage, Geva Theatre, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Barking Legs Theatre. Sydney recently retired from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of USA-829.

Karen Robinson (Director, 17 Seasons)
Karen has directed eleven productions for Georgia Shakespeare, including The School for Wives, Amadeus, Tartuffe, Saint Joan, Much Ado About Nothing, Love's Labour's Lost, Cyrano de Bergerac and The Bourgeois Gentleman. Karen is an Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University. Other directorial credits include Boy Gets Girl, Stop Kiss, and Translations (Kennesaw State University); and Margaret Baldwin's Her Little House (Horizon Theatre Company). She also works as a dramaturge, most recently on Slide Glide the Slippery Slope (Synchronicity Performance Group). It is always an honor to work with this fine company.

Robert Schultz (Associate Artist, 12 Seasons)
Robert is happy to return to Georgia Shakespeare as stage manager for his 10th season.  Formerly for Georgia Shakespeare he has stage managed As You Like It, Death of a Salesman, The School for Wives, What the Butler Saw, A Streetcar Named Desire, Hamlet, The Servant of Two Masters, The Merchant of Venice and last season's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  Robert regularly serves as production stage manager and casting coordinator at Theater Emory where he has stage managed numerous productions and coordinates production aspects for the biennial Brave New Works festival produced by The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory. 


Brad Sherrill (Associate Artist, 23 Seasons)
This is Brad's 23rd year with Georgia Shakespeare.  He owes a lot personally and professionally to Richard and the entire Georgia Shakespeare family.  A few favorite productions include:  Death of a Salesman, What the Butler Saw, King Lear, Merchant of Venice and Cymbeline.  Brad is perhaps best known for his one man performance of The Gospel of John, which has played over 500 performances in theaters and churches across 40 states including an off-Broadway run at the Lamb's Theatre in 2003.  John has also toured England, Ireland and Canada.  Please visit www.gospelofjohn.com.  Brad is so grateful to the Georgia Shakespeare audience who makes our work fun and possible.  He is a member of Chamblee First United Methodist Church.

Kendall Simpson (Composer, 9 Seasons)
has designed and composed original scores for several Atlanta-area theatres, including Georgia Shakespeare, the Alliance Theater, Theatre in the Square, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, and Theater Emory. Working in film, Simpson recently scored “The Promotion” (2011) and other independent films, including “The Etiquette Man” which has received top honors at several film festivals. Television credits include scores for Sesame Street and Elmo DVDs. Simpson’s most recent work for dance is a video, disrepair, which premiered at the 2009 American Dance Festival. Other works include Papillon that was premiered by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Lee Harper and Dancers. Simpson is also honored to have won three Suzi Bass awards. He is currently the music director for the Dance Program at Emory University.

Christine Turbitt (Costume Designer, 15 seasons)
Christine is an Assistant Dean and the Director of Costume Studies at the NC School of the Arts.  Her clothes have been seen frequently during the past eleven seasons at Georgia Shakespeare in the Suzi Award winning production of The Merchant of Venice, The Bourgeois Gentleman, School for Scandal, The Miser, Saint Joan, The Comedy of Errors, Amadeus, Tartuffe, The School for Wives, What the Butler Saw, The Cherry Orchard, Twelfth Night, Metamorphoses, and Loot.  She has designed costumes for Alabama Shakespeare Festival (When We Are Married, King Lear, Sheppey), North Carolina Shakespeare Festival (more than 20 over an equal number of seasons), North Carolina School of the Arts (way too many to remember), Monomoy Theatre (where she gets to design clothes for all of her favorite musical comedies), Triad Stage, the Actor’s Theatre of Atlanta, Southwest Virginia Ballet, and various other theatres and universities up and down the East Coast.

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