2020-2021 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 join the Kentucky Shakespeare family and continue to grow her knowledge of classical theatre.
Katie Joachim, Artist Educatorkatie@kyshakespeare.com
Katie 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!
Augustine Nguyen, Artist Educatoraugustine@kyshakespeare.com
A recent graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, Augustine is excited to be a part of Kentucky Shakespeare’s educational season of 2020/2021! Past show credits at the University of Central Arkansas include Next to Normal (Gabe) and Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod).
Other show credits include Arkansas Shakespeare’s productions of Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio), and My Fair Lady (Jamie). He wants to thank his parents for their love, his girlfriend for her unending kindness, and his dog for his timely comedic relief. He hopes you all enjoy the shows!
Tony Reimonenq III, Artist Educatortony@kyshakespeare.com
Tony Reimonenq III is a recent graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi. Tony received 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.
Braden McCampbell, Guest Teaching Artist
Braden McCampbell is a former UofL student who did his theater internship with Kentucky Shakespeare and served for two years as an Artist Educator. He is very excited to return for a third year as a Guest Teaching Artist. He has appeared in a few of the companies main stage productions, including his portrayal of Benvolio 2016’s Romeo and Juliet and Edmund in 2019’s King Lear. Braden has also performed on UofL’s main stage through his time there as an undergrad and even traveled to Singapore to perform in the AATP’s Production of The Orphans Revenge, an Afro Centric Version of The Orphan of Xiao in April of 2014.
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.
Megan Massie Ware, Guest Teaching Artistmegan@kyshakespeare.com
Megan Massie Ware has been with the Kentucky Shakespeare family for just over 6 years. She joined the spring tour production of Julius Caesar in 2013 and became an Artistic Associate with the company, performing in education tours from 2013-2016 and on the summer stage as Ophelia in Hamlet, Third Witch in Macbeth, and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, among others.
Other local works include Ton of Bricks with Think Tank Theatre, Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play with Theatre 502, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Fancy Nancy the Musical, and Curious George and the Golden Meatball at Derby Dinner Playhouse. She was an apprentice with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company in Boston, MA and holds a BFA in Acting from West Virginia University. She is represented by Heyman Talent Agency.