|We are proud to announce the teachers for our 2013 Williston Workshops:
Jeannine is the founding Producing Artistic Director of Pauline Productions Theatre Company, now in its sixth year, directing and acting in various venues in the Pioneer Valley. A member of Actors Equity Association since 1982, she has acted in NYC and performs regularly with Pauline Productions and New Century Theatre, Northampton and The Majestic Theatre, West Springfield.
She was the lead teacher/director for the Montessori School of Northampton’s Summer Drama Program for 9 years, a teacher/director last summer with Hampshire Shakespeare’s Summer Theatre Program housed at Williston Northampton, a drama teacher/director at PVPA, an artist/educator with Enchanted Circle Theatre, and taught drama at Athol-Royalston Middle School. She teaches Adult Acting Classes with Pauline Productions and has taught acting at local and regional colleges. She has a BA in Theatre from Smith College and an Ed. D in Creativity/Human Development from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Jeannine will also be directing this season's Young Company performance of Twelfth Night.
Lucinda is happy to be returning to the area after three years on the West Coast where she collaborated with a professional San Francisco theater company as grant writer, artistic associate, and director of education. She is an HSC veteran, directing productions (Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, Hamlet (YC), Burning Words, and more); producing; serving as board member, running the education program, and developing collaborative programs with many locals groups and institutions, including UMass Theater and Education departments, the Renaissance Center, Enchanted Circle Theater, Mount Holyoke College, and Applewood Retirement Community.
In the course of her career Lucinda has founded five theaters and a performing arts school, and has directed over 100 professional, community and high school productions. She currently offers educational theater programs focusing on the Middle East for elementary through high school. She holds a BA in Psychology from Swarthmore College, an MA in Theater Education from Emerson College, and an MFA in Theater from UMass Amherst, with further doctoral studies in Renaissance drama at UMass.
Kelly has been teaching Theater and English in the area for ten years. She has performed and/or worked with Hampshire Shakespeare for three summers. She also studied the teaching and directing of Shakespeare numerous times with Shakespeare and Company in Lenox. She is a mom who loves working with young children and exploring the world through improv.
Michael (Miguel) Ringler
Michael has been working as an actor, teacher, director and fight choreographer around the country for over twenty years. As an actor he has worked on television and Off-Broadway, where he worked with Tony winning director, Michael Mayer on the award winning production of Antigone in New York. While working in casting in New York he helped cast Julie Taymore’s The Green Bird on Broadway, and coordinated the youth casting for Paramount Picture’s “Hardball”, starring Keanu Reeves. He also worked on the casting of national ad campaigns for Kodak, the Talbott’s Catalogue, United Airlines, and many others.
His fight choreography has been seen around the country. He staged sword and knife fights for Henry V at Smith College, Marta the Divine at the University of Massachusetts and knife fights for Georgia Mountain Theatre’s national tour of Julius Caesar. He’s also staged rapier/ dagger and hand-to-hand fights in a number of shows at the University of Louisville and California State University, Sacramento.
Ringler has directed youth productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tempest for the San Francisco Shakespeare Company as well as award winning productions of Beauty & the Beast and Grease for Solano College’s Youth Theatre Program. His previous Hampshire Shakespeare Festival, at Williston Academy productions of Summer Camp, All Because of a Stupid Book and The Quest have all received rave reviews from Ringler’s mother.