Thank you for your interest in working for Marin Shakespeare Company.
We are thrilled to welcome our new EDUCATION DIRECTOR, Elana Kepner.
Elana Kepner (she/her) is theatre teaching artist, voice, dialect and text coach, director, performer and a Certified Assistant Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. Her teaching practice centers on exploring a radically inclusive approach to Shakespeare for humans of all ages through imagination, acting, voice and movement work. Born and raised in Marin, Elana returns to the Bay Area after forays in Eastern North Carolina, Northeast Ohio, St. Louis and Kansas City. Highlights from Elana’s extensive career as a teaching artist include piloting Shakespeare Squadron, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s advanced teen training program, and teaching the progression of voice and speech courses for the BFA performance degree programs at East Carolina University, as well as serving as voice, text and dialect coach for mainstage productions. Most significantly, Elana served as Founding Artistic Director of Whirligig Stage (Greenville, NC), where directing credits included Macbeth, Newsies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream & James and the Giant Peach for Whirligig Youth Academy with actors 7-18. Elana earned her MFA in Acting and Directing from University of Missouri, Kansas City, and trained with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. Elana is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and Voice and Speech Trainers Association.
The following paid positions are also available:
Marin Shakespeare Company seeks Teaching Artists for three Shakespeare Summer Camps
July 5 – July 22 – As You Like It – Ages 8 to 12, Monday through Friday 9 am to 3 pm, $600/week, plus paid training.
July 25 – August 12 – Romeo and Juliet – Ages 8 to 12, Monday through Friday 9 am to 3 pm, $600/week, plus paid training.
Camps are outdoors at the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre. We provide training, curriculum, support, and all the materials you need.
Each camp will have up to 15 students. Each camp includes introduction to Shakespeare, theater games, and rehearsing and performing a short Shakespeare play — we’ll provide the cut script. We also provide simple costumes and props.
To apply, contact Education Director Elana Kepner at education@marinshakespeare.