JOEL ABBOTT is a composer and sound designer currently getting his M.F.A. at Yale School of Drama. He was a nine-year member of the improv ensemble at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia, where he performed in over 2,200 improv and scripted shows. Locally he has been designing sound for the Vermont Stage Company and Saint Michael’s Playhouse.
SUSE MOWRER ADAMSON is a freelance cartoonist and owner of Pun Intended Graphics. She earned a M.Ed. and teaches art in the public school system.
JOSH BARDIER is a performing artist currently living in New York City after returning from London. He is the founder/director of ONE STEP Performing Arts Initiative and has served as guest artist throughout New England for musical theater workshops and dance intensives. A proud graduate of Saint Michael’s College, Josh has also trained at Circle in the Square and with the Royal Ballet.
KATHRYN BLUME is a playwright, activist, and professional actress in film and theater with a B.A. from Yale University in theater and environmental studies. She co-founded The Lysistrata Project, the first worldwide theatrical event for peace, and is an artistic associate at Vermont Stage Company where she has frequently performed and seen her own plays produced.
PIERO BONAMICO founded the Young Singers Chorus of Vermont, and conducts both the Mad River Chorale and the South Burlington Community Chorus. He has performed in New York, Boston, and across the country and musically directs numerous theater productions. He has co-authored numerous textbooks and publications on choral singing and adolescent singers.
ELIZABETH BRODY received her B.F.A. in ballet and technical theater from the University of Utah and has choreographed and performed works throughout her career. She taught ballet for the Deaf Shall Dance Program in Salt Lake City and locally for the Vermont Ballet Theatre Conservatory and UVM.
CHRIS CASWELL is a writer and performer with a B.A. in theater from Fordham University. Her focus is creating, performing, and touring original plays. She writes, acts, and produces with Heat & Hot Water Productions, acts with VT Stage Company, and teaches for the Vermont Young Playwrights Program through the Flynn.
GRACE CHRIS is a singer, actress, and music educator who earned a B.S. in music education from UVM, with a focus in vocal education. She teaches music at Orchard Valley Waldorf School in East Montpelier, and has been the assistant music director and vocal coach with the Flynn’s Summer Youth Theater for three years.
BRIDGET EDWARDS is a producer, performer and teacher whose experience ranges from Broadway to Bread and Puppet. In NYC, Bridget worked with the Public Theatre and Primary Stages, and as an independent producer. Her original staging of the play Medication was adapted to great acclaim at the 2007 NY Fringe Festival. Locally, she has worked with VT Stage, Saint Michael’s Playhouse, and UVM.
GINA FEARN has a B.F.A. in theater and music from Otterbein College. She created a performing arts program at a New Jersey charter school, and has taught and directed theater for youth in schools and community programs throughout Vermont.
EMILY FRAPPIER, a writer and director, earned a B.A. in theater as well as an A.A. in technical theater from Johnson State College and is currently the artistic director of Mountain Road Productions. She writes and directs plays for the Enosburg Falls Afterschool Program, and has recently had one of her plays published, and another produced at FlynnSpace.
JON GAILMOR has been performing in schools, colleges, resorts, restaurants, folk clubs, child care and senior centers, prisons, hospitals, and more since 1971. He created, produced, and hosted a radio show for children and immature grownups on WDEV Radio Vermont for 25 years, and now teaches songwriting to students in pre-school through college.
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MIKEY HARRIS earned his B.A. in theater from Connecticut College and is currently a performer trying to make it big in NYC. He trained in London at the British American Drama Academy, and with the amazing San Francisco improv comedy group called Un-Scripted Theater Company, and he interned with the Flynn’s Summer Youth Theater Program last summer.
KIM JORDAN, an actress, director, and performance poet, holds an M.A. in theater for conflict resolution and social change from Skidmore College. She has directed, taught, and performed throughout Vermont, been a member and coach of Vermont National Poetry Slam teams, and is a core teaching artist with the Flynn’s Words Come Alive! arts integration program.
TRACY MARTIN is a master teacher of young children who teaches dance around the state as well as through the Flynn’s signature Words Come Alive! school program. She studied dance at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is artistic director of Phantom Theater, creating original works in dance, theater and music.
SARA McMAHON has been involved in the research, teaching, performing of movement as a form of artistic and personal development for the past 30 years. Her teaching approach draws from elements of Bartenieff Fundamentals, Body-Mind Centering, basic principles of anatomy and kinesiology, and improvisational and modern dance techniques.
ALISON MOTT is director of Green Mountain Music Together and an accomplished teacher of family music. At schools for the blind and for children with cerebral palsy, Alison used music as a tool for instruction, motivation, and therapy. A classically-trained musician, she also solos with professional choirs.
JOHN NAGLE & JENA NECRASON co-founded Vermont Shakespeare Company in 2005, producing Shakespeare in the Park every summer in Vermont. Jena is the Head of Movement at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City where she teaches for the undergraduate acting program at NYU Tisch. John directs for VT Shakespeare Company and holds an M.F.A. from Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Jena and John have performed, directed and taught all over the United States for the past two decades.
ASHLEY O’BRIEN is a professional pianist, vocal coach, private voice and piano teacher, composer, and music director with a B.A. in piano performance from the Crane School of Music. Locally, she has worked with the Flynn’s Summer Youth Theater, Very Merry Theatre, Stowe Theater Guild, and the Catholic Center at UVM, among others. Ashley also sings in the bands Shakedown and The Wolfpack.
SUSAN PALMER earned an M.F.A. in theater directing from Middlesex University in London, England, and studied acting in Russia. For the past 15 years, she has directed, taught, and performed in Europe and Canada, as well as locally with Vermont Stage Company, at UVM, Essex High School, The Waldorf High School, and Vermont Commons School.
CHRISTINE PENNEY is an actor, director, and educator who has directed numerous community, school, and educational theater productions in Vermont for over six years. She’s excited to nurture the theater- inclined youngsters at the Flynn this summer!
BILL REED earned a Ph.D. in vocal music education from Columbia University. Over 25 years ago, he founded the acclaimed musical theater program at New York’s Circle in the Square Theatre School. Privately and at Circle in the Square, Reed continues to provide vocal coaching to aspiring theater and opera performers who regularly succeed on Broadway and in professional opera.
JOAN ROBINSON is the associate director for school programs at the Flynn Center, where she leads Words Come Alive!, the Flynn’s signature arts integration program for schools. She has more than 25 years of experience performing, teaching, and storytelling, including over 200 touring performances as Ms. Frizzle! She teaches in the graduate program in education at Saint Michael’s College.
EMILY ROZANSKI is the business manager of Vermont Stage Company by day, and a singer/ songwriter with several local music groups by night, including The Woeful Lonelies and The Wind Woods. She has a background in music, theater, and dance, with an individualized degree in “Performing Social Change” from NYU.
GEEDA SEARFOORCE is a writer, actor and teaching artist for the Flynn’s Vermont Young Playwrights program. After years acting in myriad productions and independent films in NYC, Geeda relocated to Vermont in 2005 to co-found Heat and Hot Water Productions, a theater company dedicated to presenting new work and re-imagining established work in fresh ways. Their original play Seeking..., won Best English Language Script at the 2010 Montreal Fringe Festival.
DANIELLE SERTZ is a director, choreographer, playwright, teacher, and performer whose training includes the National Theater Institute, Ann Reinking’s Musical Theater Project, a B.A. in drama from Ithaca College, and an M.F.A. in directing from UMass Amherst.
KAREN SHARPWOLF holds a M.A. in arts education from St. Michael’s College. She was the director of education for the Green Mountain Club and served as master puppeteer for Kids on the Block-Vermont, performing throughout the state. She has been a teaching artist for the Flynn since 2002.
CAROL SPRADLING is a professional singer, actor, vocal coach, and director with a degree in music from University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. A recent transplant from NYC, she performs locally with Lost Nation Theater and the VT Philharmonic. She is on the board of the Montpelier Theater Guild, teaches voice at Monteverdi Music School, and directs the Champlain Echoes, a women’s barbershop chorus.
JEAN E. TAYLOR, teacher and performer, collaborates on the development of original plays, which have been featured at a variety of international venues. Her current work, Pants and Skirts, will be presented at The Barrow Group Theatre in NYC this May. Jean is a teaching artist for Lincoln Center Institute and teaches theatrical clowning for The New School for Drama and The Barrow Group Theatre. She studied with Philippe Gaulier, Ron Foreman, Merry Conway, and David Shiner.
LOIS TROMBLEY is the creative force behind the innovative Spielpalast Cabaret and has been a member of Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater for over 10 years. She teaches through the Flynn’s signature Worlds Come Alive! school program, and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and studied West African dance in Senegal.
GEORGE VOLAND is a jazz musician, adjudicator, and educator, who earned a B.A. from Middlebury College and a M.Ed. from UVM. He plays with the Vermont Jazz Ensemble and Pine Street Jazz, and has coached students at South Burlington High School, Gailer School, Interplay Jazz Camp, and the IAJE Middle School Jazz Festival.
CHRISTINA WEAKLAND is the director of education at the Flynn. She founded and directs the FlynnArts Summer Youth Theater Program, has taught across the Northeast, and has worked locally with Vermont Stage Company and Lyric Theatre, among other groups. She has a B.A. in theater from Bryn Mawr College and studied dance, drama, and voice at Carnegie Mellon University.
LIDA WINFIELD has taught theater and dance to students of all ages for more than 10 years, and teaches through the Flynn’s signature Words Come Alive! school program. Winfield founded her own studio in Massachusetts and creates and tours solo performances across New England.
CAROLE ZUCKER has been called “The Actor’s Guru” (Montreal Mirror). She studied acting at Meisner’s Neighborhood Playhouse, and with Uta Hagen at HB Studios, both in NYC. She has performed in numerous off-Broadway productions and in regional theater in the US and Canada. Carole has spent the last three decades studying and teaching acting workshops, and is considered one of the foremost authorities on the acting process.
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