Plans for the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company's fall 2012 High School Shakespeare Residency are heating up! We are getting our cast of teaching artists into place, and are very excited about the actors who will be working with the Kelloggsville high school students on our residency production of The Comedy of Errors.
Our cast of teaching artists, who will perform in the production and act as mentors to the student actors, so far includes Brooke Heintz, Scott Lange, Claire Mahave, and Katherine Mayberry.
Brooke Heintz is a certified secondary teacher, specializing in English/Language Arts, and a frequent performer with the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, where she has played such roles as Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Lancelot in The Merchant of Venice. Brooke also has extensive performance experience as an improvisational actor.
Scott Lange has a degree in theater from Grand Valley State University, and has been performing with Pigeon Creek since 2003, playins such roles as the title role in Hamlet, Mercutio/Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, and Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost. An accomplished musician, Lange frequently music directs Pigeon Creek's productions. He has been a teaching artist in two of the company's previous high school residencies.
Claire Mahave teaches high school students in the Grand Rapids school system, and has many years of teaching experience. She has appeared in several Pigeon Creek productions, playing Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice, Mortimer in Henry IV, Part 1, and Charmian in Antony and Cleopatra. She also serves on the board of the Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Katherine Mayberry is the executive director of the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, which she helped to found in 1998. She has acted in many productions with the company. She teaches Shakespeare and Shakespearean acting at Grand Valley State University and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. She has appeared in three previous high school residency productions.
We thank you again for your support of the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company's residency at Kelloggsville High School, and we hope you are as excited about our cast of teaching artists as we are!