2021-22 Teaching Artists
Ashley Cabrera, Artist Educatorashley@kyshakespeare.com
Ashley Nicole Cabrera is a 2020 graduate from James Madison University with a major in Theatre, concentrating in performance. Ashley was recently featured in The Moors as Moorhen, in Scab as Grad Student/Angel, and Naya in What Wasn’t in the D.C. Fringe Festival.
She also enjoys spending her time working in stage management and scenic artistry when she doesn’t find herself on stage. Cabrera is excited to begin her second year as a part of the Kentucky Shakespeare family and continue to grow her knowledge of classical theatre.
Katie Joachim, Artist Educatorkatie@kyshakespeare.com
Katie, entering her second year as an Artist Educator, is a recent graduate from Hope College with a BA in both Theatre and Creative Writing. Her most recent credits include Sister Aloysius in Doubt and The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Hope College), The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Bay View Music Festival), and The Ice Cream Penguin in Elephant and Piggie: We are in a play! (Hope Summer Repertory Theatre).
Education wise, she has been the Program and Stage Director for Bay View Youth Theatre, and has taught with Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s education team. The works of William Shakespeare have always been a treasured part of both her Theatre and English studies, and Katie is excited to share her passion for these stories with the rest of the Kentucky Shakespeare community!
Gregor Patti, Artist Educatorgregor@kyshakespeare.com
A recent graduate of the University of Mississippi’s BFA Acting for Stage and Screen Program. He is originally from Jackson, Mississippi. Recent shows of his include Bobby Strong in Urinetown at the University of Mississippi, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at NYSAF’s Powerhouse Program, and Harold McClam in Fly by Night.
Tony Reimonenq III, Artist Educatortony@kyshakespeare.com
Tony Reimonenq III, also returning for his second year as a member of the Kentucky Shakespeare family, is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Performance.
He is very passionate about theatre and impacting lives. He is excited to display his passion for the arts as a way to inspire and educate upcoming generations.
Guest Teaching Artists & Instructors
Chris Anger, Guest Workshop/Class Instructor
Workshop: Louisville Improvisors – Finding the Connection
Chris is Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Louisville Improvisors, and has been a professional actor working in improvisation for over 30 years. As artistic director Chris heads up the Louisville Improvisors Training Center facilitating both corporate and private workshops. Chris is co-creator, along with Alec Volz and Brian Hinds, of the Louisville Improvisors’ improvised Shakespeare show Late Night Shakes, which has been performed at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival since 2013. Chris also teaches improv in schools and universities throughout the Midwest and Southeast.
While performing regularly throughout Kentucky and Indiana over the last 19 years, Chris has also done improv shows in cities around the country including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, St. Louis and Nashville among others.
Louisville Improvisors are the hosts and executive producers of Improvapalooza, since the year 2000. It is the longest running Improv Comedy festival in the Southeast, bringing together the best improvisers in the country, including writers, producers and performers from The Simpsons, SNL, The Groundlings and The Daily Show among others. Improvapalooza has also featured the top groups from Louisville, Nashville, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Ft. Wayne, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.
Chris has also written and performed 5 solo shows, the latest one Terminal Buses Only will premiere at the 3rd Annual Single Shots Solo Theatre Festival, November 24-25th at The Bard’s Town Theater.
Eric Frantz, Guest Workshop/Class Instructor
Workshop: Stage Combat
Eric worked at the Frazier History Museum for over ten years as a Teaching Artist/Historical Interpreter, performing swordfights for the public every day. At the Frazier he led the research on sword fighting and combat using historical manuals and texts. Eric is excited to have worked with Kentucky Shakespeare since 2015, choreographing fights for multiple productions. In 2015 Eric choreographed the fight between Macbeth and Macduff, and it remains one of his favorites.
Gregory Maupin, Guest Workshop/Class Instructor
Class: Shakespeare Off the Page
Gregory has appeared in many Kentucky Shakespeare productions since 2004, and he has served as our resident dramaturg for the last four seasons. He has appeared in Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Guildenstern), The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Launce), The Tempest(Stephano), Hamlet (Polonius), Twelfth Night (Malvolio), Henry V (Fluellen), and The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (Shakespeare), among others.
He and his wife Abigail co-founded Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble in 2004, co-creating many original works, adapting classics, and building masks; they also perform as Prohibition-era ukulele duo Rannygazoo and co-wrote The Glorious Adventures of the Mighty Robin Hood, produced locally at StageOne Family Theatre. With Actors Theatre: Macbeth, Luna Gale, At the Vanishing Point, Our Town, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 43 Plays for 43 Presidents, among others. With the Dell’Arte Company: Vaudeville (co-creator); Paradise Lost. With ImprovBoston: Musical! The Musical. Gregory is a graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre.
Keith McGill, Guest Teaching Artist/Director
Keith McGill has been a free-lance theater teacher and workshop leader for over a decade for organizations including Kentucky Shakespeare, Shakespeare Behind Bars, ArtsReach, and Walden Theatre and Actors’ Theatre’s New Voices playwriting program. He has also appeared in productions with various theatre organizations, such as Actors Theatre, Stage One, Louisville Repertory Theatre, and Looking for Lilith Theatre Company. Keith is also a professional stand-up comedian, performing in venues nationwide and internationally for Holland America and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.