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!
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
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.
Brooke Morrison, Guest Artist Educator
Brooke Morrison is so excited to work with Kentucky Shakespeare as a Guest Artist Educator after recently serving as a Co-Lead Instructor for Camp Shakespeare 2021! A Louisville native, Brooke is no stranger to Shakespeare and other classical work. She has performed in several Shakespeare productions from as young as ten years old. Brooke earned her BFA in Original Works where she pursued Acting, Playwriting, and Directing from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. She has helped write, produce and devise several new works across the United States- most notably in Seattle, Minneapolis and Louisville. You can find her teaching, directing devised theater work and creating handmade rugs. Find them at her website www.brookemorrisonart.com.
Mollie Murk, Guest Artist Educator
Mollie has worked with Kentucky Shakespeare for the past several years as an actor and teaching artist, recently playing Juliet in KSF’s touring production of Romeo and Juliet, as well as The Woman in KSF’s 2021 Halloween thriller, The Turn of the Screw. They also have performed at Actors Theater of Louisville (The Wolves, Dracula, Dracula: the Radio Play, and Are You There?) Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Suspend Aerial Arts, and have enjoyed teaching at Commonwealth Theatre Center, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Lookingglass Theatre Company. Mollie is an alum of Hope College and Shakespeare & Company’s Center for Actor Training, and is a proud member of the Ring of Keys Network: www.RingofKeys.org/keys/Mollie-Murk.