Viola Project Teachers:
(teacher, Board of Directors, Executive Director)
moved to Chicago after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts
from Brandeis University in 2002, since which time she has worked with The
Piccolo Theatre of Evanston (Dario Fo’s Mistero Buffo), Eudaimonia
Professional Theatre (The Importance of Being Earnest), Chicago
Jewish Theatre (Meshuggah-Nuns), Theo Ubique (Richard III),
American Demigods (Lysistrata 3000), Brown Couch Theatre (Kickin’
It Old Skool), and Searchlight Theatre (Twelfth Night), among
others, and is an ensemble member of Promethean Theatre Company. She
also does occasional voice-over work for DemiDec Resources, most recently
performing the role of Beatrice in Much
Ado About Nothing. She has also performed in Encore!, a 22-state
children’s theatre tour with Boston-based Chamber Theatre
Productions. She is also an Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga teacher.
(teacher, Board of Directors, Producing Director) recently assistant directed Take
Me Out with About Face Theatre Company, performed in the Steppenwolf
Upstairs Theatre, and is currently working with AFT on the world premiere of the new Mary Zimmerman play M.
Proust. He also recently performed a one- man adaptation of his
play The Terrible Head at the Bailiwick Arts Center and
assistant directed and acted
in the Jefferson Award nominated production of Sin: A Cardinal Deposed
at Bailiwick Repertory. Acting credits include The Tempest at the
McCarter Theatre (New Jersey), The Vengeance of Mami Wata at the
Theater for a New City (New York), and Peter in Peter and the Wolf
at Lincoln Center. Andrew was trained as a director,
choreographer, and actor at Middlebury College in Vermont and the
Marymount London School of Drama in England.
(teacher, Board of Directors, Artistic Director) received her English degree from Columbia University, NYC and Oxford
University, UK. She’s been obsessed with Shakespeare since the age of
eight. Reina is also an emerging playwright with credits in Chicago
and New York, winner of the Brick Memorial Prize and the Mckay Poetry
Prize, and an occasional journalist. Reina reviews theatre for Inside
Newspapers and Centerstage, and is engaged in a quixotic quest to see
a show in every single Chicago Fringe venue. Look for excerpts from
Reina’s plays in two monologue compilations by Smith and Kraus, Audition Arsenal For Women In Their 30′s and The Ultimate Audition Book: 221 One-minute Monologues For Women, available at your local bookstore.
(teacher) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre from Northwestern in 2003. Since graduating, she has performed with companies such as Red Moon,
Collaboraction, Authentic Theatre Company, and Darknight Galleries. She is
an ensemble member of Promethean Theatre Company. In addition to her theatre
work, she performs spoken word with the No Name Ensemble directed by Marc
Smith. She has toured California with her poetry and has competed in two
Nationals Slams representing Chicago. She teaches English and Creative
Writing at Lane Tech.
Anne Korajczyk (teacher) , a Chicago area native, graduated from Northwestern University in June 2005 with degrees in Theatre and English. Favorite roles at school included Rosalind, Juliet, and Fabian. She also studied at the British American Drama Academy’s summer program in July 2004. A founding member of Promethean Theatre Ensemble, Anne has performed in their production Our Country’s Good (Mary Brenham), as well as all three Evening of Shakespeare series. She has also worked with Griffin Theatre Company and Bohemian Theatre Ensemble, among others.
Beth Wolf (teacher) is originally from Southern California, where she spent seven summers teaching improv and directing musical theatre at a visual and performing arts day camp, Arts Unlimited. Now a Chicagoan, she serves as the Director of Education for Promethean Theatre Ensemble, including overseeing their partnership program with Chicago Public Library, and is also a proud co-founder of the company. Beth’s recent directing credits include Taibele and Her Demon for the City Lit Art of Adaptation Festival, An Evening of Shakespeare with Promethean, and assistant directing Dashiell Hamlet for Mike Nussbaum at City Lit Theater. Beth is also an actress, having performed with such companies as Promethean, GroundUp Theatre, Smoke & Mirror Productions, and Tangerine Arts Group. She holds a degree in theatre and gender studies from Northwestern University.