Teaching Artists

Bay Area Shakespeare Camps are led by trained theater professionals!

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Amelia Adams+ Teaching Artist

Amelia Adams is a Bay area actor, director, and puppeteer. She is a teaching artist with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Cal Shakes and Circus of Smiles. Favorite credits include Raina Petkoff in Arms and the Man (Spotlighters Theatre), The Mai, and The Lacy Project (Strand Theatre Co). Amelia toured her commedia dell’arte production to both coasts, and premiered her solo production A Mischief of Rats at the SF Fringe Festival. Amelia graduated from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre and continues to specialize in ensemble based physical theatre.

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Phil Lowery+ Teaching Artist

Phil is a director, actor, stage manager, teacher, and a proud member of the SF Shakes Resident Artist company, through which he has taught hundreds of children and teens in our Bay Area Shakespeare Camps and Tailor-Made Residencies since 2007. He has performed with Shakespeare on Tour (Macbeth) and Free Shakespeare in the Park (The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet and The Winter’s Tale), and with other Bay Area companies, including Shotgun Players, Central Works Ensemble and Lamplighters Music Theatre, where he is on staff. Phil has directed musicals, operas and operettas around the Bay Area for companies such as Altarena Playhouse, Berkeley Opera, Pocket Opera, Lyric Theatre of San Jose, and Lamplighters. This summer, it is his privilege to Assistant Direct the Free Shakespeare in the Park tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Ayelet Schrek Teaching Artist

Ayelet Schrek is studying English and Theatre at Brandeis University, where she is very active in her theatrical community. She is founder and Artistic Director of The Brandeis Association of Rising Dramatists, Brandeis' only playwriting club. Favorite roles include Mary in The Children's Hour, Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest, The Witch in Into the Woods, and Kate in Dancing at Lughnasa. She began directing in high school, and has pursued it in college with Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia? and The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker, as well as directing for her sketch comedy troupe, Boris' Kitchen. An aspiring playwright, she has been produced five times in school and received staged readings from Playground and Young Playwrights Inc. Ayelet began Shakespeare Camp herself at age seven, and is thrilled to be back for her fourth year teaching.

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Amy Lizardo*+ Teaching Artist

Amy is a Bay Area actor, singer and teaching artist. Amy is currently a Resident Artist at SF Shakes where she has taught all over the Bay Area and has appeared in both the School Tour (The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Free Shakespeare in the Park (The Taming of the Shrew). Amy has appeared in numerous productions around the Bay including The Unfortunates at ACT, The Tempest at CalShakes, Dogfight at SF Playhouse, Party People at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Speakeasy with Boxcar Theatre, Hundred Days at Z Space, Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Boxcar Theatre, and numerous others. Amy recently returned from Ashland, Oregon where she spent three months as a teaching artist with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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Kendra Wilcox Teaching Artist

Kendra Wilcox is currently studying to get her BA/BFA in theatre at Southern Oregon University. She graduated from Dublin High School after serving as vice president of the drama club, performing in eleven shows, and receiving the Ruby Award for dedication to the arts. She has been studying Shakespeare for over a decade, and is ecstatic to have the opportunity to share her love of the Bard with students.

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Becca Gilbert Teaching Artist

Becca Gilbert is thrilled to be working with Bay Area Shakespeare Camps! She is a recent graduate from UCSB where she received her B.A. in theater with a concentrations in directing, playwriting and theater and the community. Becca has been teaching playwriting in Isla Vista at the local elementary school and at the teen center for the past two years. She was also part of The Odyssey Project at UCSB, a collaborative theater project between youth from a juvenile detention center and undergraduate students. In her spare time she enjoys crocheting and cooking.

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Will Shattuc+ Teaching Artist

Will Shattuc is an Oakland-born and Oakland-based director, playwright, teaching artist, and graphic designer. An SF Shakes legacy, he got his start at a 2001 camp as Marc Antony wearing a pillowcase, and has since gone on to Assistant Direct The Winter's Tale and serve on the 35 Speeches Committee. He started and runs Oakland Classical Theater Co., dedicated to putting on free work with under-30 artists in Oakland; they have since performed Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing. He also does the graphic design for a number of companies, including SF Shakes. Will graduated from Hampshire College with a B.A., focusing on ensemble theater and conservation ecology. He is an alumni of the Shakespeare Academy at Stratford, CT, and studied Viewpoints at Divadlo Archa in Prague. His play Voidmother was workshopped at the New Works Lab in Stratford.

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Rem Myers Teaching Artist

Rem Myers is a director, dramaturg, producer and teacher and is excited to be working with the folks at SF Shakes for the first time this summer. He has directed with the Cutting Ball Theater (where he is also an associate artist), PianoFight, FaultLine Theater, Theater Pub, the Young Playwrights Project (TheaterWorks), Those Women Productions, and the Playwrights Foundation. When he is not theatering, he teaches at the Urban School of San Francisco.