Education Workgroup

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Amy Lizardo*+ Education Workgroup Member

Amy (she/her) was formerly a Bay Area actor, singer and teaching artist. Currently she is an acting company member with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Amy has taught all over the bay and across the country with various theatre companies including: Arena Stage (Washington D.C), California Shakespeare Theatre, Marin Shakespeare Company, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. As an actor Amy has worked with various companies including: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest [School Tour]), Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Party People), American Conservatory Theatre (A Christmas Carol, Men On Boats, The Unfortunates), California Shakespeare Theatre (The Tempest, Quixote Nuevo), Theatreworks (Once Upon A Rhyme, Simple Gifts), San Francisco Playhouse (Dogfight, The Rules), Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Mother Road, La Comedia of Errors, [The Tempest and Bernhardt/Hamlet, canceled due to COVID - 19], Arena Stage (Mother Road). Amy received her Masters Degree from San Jose State University.

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Ayelet Schrek Education Workgroup Member

Ayelet(they/them) is a theatre maker and educator based in San Francisco, California. They specialize in the intersections of arts and socio-politics, the integration of multiple artistic forms, and facilitating brave and generous workspaces. Ayelet has two decades with SF Shakes, first as a camper, then an intern, then a teaching artist, and currently as a member of the Education Workgroup. In addition to their professional artistic pursuits, Ayelet enjoys a panoply of hobbies including music, dance, crafting, and wandering San Francisco's abundance of parks. Find out more about Ayelet here:

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Bidalia Albanese Education Workgroup Member

Bidalia  (she/her) is a native New Yorker and is so excited to be part of the Education Workgroup. She is also a choreographer, movement director, and director around the Bay Area. She graduated from The Guildford School of Acting in England and is an alumnus from The School of American Ballet in NYC. She has performed in the UK, NYC, and SF Bay Area Theatre Companies. Favorite roles include Camila from In The Heights, (Custom Made Theatre) Marisol in Jose Rivers’ a Marisol (Sanford Meisner Theatre NYC) Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein (CM. NY), and Charity Barnum in Barnum (23E) Bidalia also is a proud co-founder of 23 Elephants Theatre Company with her husband Steven Hess also an actor/writer. They were awarded The Best Of SF Fringe for their musical Unspeakable Act at The Exit Theatre. See more at

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Brittany Villars Education Workgroup Member

Brittany (they/them) is a Teaching Artist, Director, and Actor. A Seattle Native who loves to share stories. Graduated with B.A in Communications: Film studies and a minor in Dramatic Arts from Northwest University. For the last six years they have served as a teaching artist with Seattle’s Young Shakespeare Workshop. They’ve portrayed Rosalind in YSW’s As You Like It in 2016 & 2017 summer shows. They directed the main stage production of The Tempest, served as the Stage Manager for the production of The Diary of Anne Frank, and participated on stage in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and at Northwest University. They are looking forward to working alongside fellow artists at San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

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Charlie Lavaroni Education Workgroup Member

Charlie (he/him) is a bicoastal actor, teaching artist, and administrator. He has proudly worked with: Shakespeare and Company; San Francisco Shakespeare Festival; and Davis Shakespeare. Find out more about him at

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Evan Held Education Workgroup Member

Evan (he/him) is a graduate from the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts (PCPA), and excited to be working with the Education Workgroup! He’s been involved in numerous Shakespeare productions across the years. He’s done shows all over Sonoma and Marin counties with companies such as Shakespeare in the Cannery, Redwood Theater Company, Ross Valley Players, Spreckels, Word for Word, and Marin Summer Theater. He also performed in SF Shakes touring production of The Comedy of Errors.

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Joshua Waterstone Education Workroup Member

Joshua (he/him) is excited to be working with San Francisco Shakespeare Festival as a performer and educator. In the Bay Area Joshua has performed with FoolsFURY and Ragged Wing Ensemble. Nationally he has performed with Georgia Shakespeare, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre, Georgia Mountain Theatre, Push-Push Theatre and Film and Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Joshua also works as a director, fight choreographer and educator with Cal Shakes, LEAP, San Francisco Youth Theatre, Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre and Shakespearience. He is an associate member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers and member of the Society of American Fight Directors.

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Marie Morley Education Workgroup Member

Marie (she/they) has been a Teaching Artist in the Bay Area for the past three years and is beyond excited to be a recent member of the Education Workgroup. A graduate from UC Berkeley with BAs in Theater Performance Studies and Linguistics, Marie has a special interest in the logistics of how communication occurs and the magic of why language connects us. They first joined SF Shakes as a tiny ten year old King Alonso in The Tempest and are honored to return to the other side of camp to continue the legacy of such an empowering program.

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Michaela Stewart Education Workgroup Member

Michaela (she/her) has been an  artist and manager with SF Shakes for a decade and is very proud to be participating in the Education Workgroup! She's been involved in the performing arts in the Bay Area for over 15 years, working as an actor, director, choreographer, and educator for several companies including SF Shakes, Los Altos Stage Company, and Los Altos Youth Theatre. Michaela received a B.F.A. in Film Production from Chapman University, and attended Second City's Harold Ramis Film School in Chicago. More at

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Rainier Pearl-Styles Education Workgroup Member

Rainier (she/they) is thrilled to be celebrating 15 years of SF Shakes this year, where they began their career as an actor and teaching artist after many years of summer camp. Rainier is currently Boston-based; and works as a freelance teaching artist and director while pursuing an MA/MFA in Theatre Education at Emerson College. They’ve worked with with the Bay School of San Francisco, Boston Theatre Company, Arts Resource Collaborative for Kids, MIT, Emerson Stage. Rainier is passionate about using theatre as a tool for fostering community, creativity, and playfulness with the goal of creating together. Their favorite Shakespeare play is The Winter's Tale and their favorite quote is "Let the sky rain potatoes!"

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Rebecca J. Ennals Education Workgroup Member

Rebecca (she/her) has been on the staff of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival since 2002 and Artistic Director since 2012. She holds a BA in English and Theatre from Scripps College and an MFA in performance from U.C. Davis. She has taught and written curriculum at the elementary through college levels. As a director and teaching artist, she has worked locally with Marin Theatre Company, PlayGround, Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival, Pear Theatre, Napa Valley Repertory Theatre, Peninsula Youth Theatre, Los Altos Youth Theatre and Shakespeare At Stinson. Ms. Ennals has directed eight productions for the Festival's Shakespeare On Tour in-school touring program, six productions for the Civic Arts Stage Company program in Pleasanton, and four productions for Free Shakespeare in the Park. She also regularly writes the Festival’s Green Shows and conceived and executed the 2012 pop-up Shakespeare project "30 Days of Free Shakespeare in the Parklet" and the 2017 project “35 Famous Speeches in 35 Famous Places.” She developed a new musical of As You Like It with The Kilbanes and Phil Wong, which was produced in Summer 2019. In 2021 she directed Episode 1 of Free Shakespeare in the Park's four-part production of Pericles, Prince of Tyre.

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Regina Morones*+ Education Workgroup Member

Regina (she/her) is a native Bay Area actor, singer, educator, a resident artist at San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and a company member at Ubuntu Theater Project. She was recently seen as Meredith in Woman Laughing Alone With Salad at Shotgun Players. Bay Area credits include Woman On Fire (Those Women Productions), Richard III, The Winter's Tale (African American Shakespeare Company), Palace Wreckers, Strange Ladies (Central Works Theater Company), A Streetcar Named Desire, Mother Courage (Ubuntu Theater Project), Love Sick (Jewish Circle Theater), Othello (Marin Shakespeare Company), As You Like It, and Romeo & Juliet (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival). Regina is committed to creating theater that uplifts the voiceless, empowers the youth, and promotes unity in her community.