Gina Braswell has worked in the world of theater for the past 20 years as an actress, director and dramaturg. She is currently an MA student at CU-Boulder with a focus on experimental Shakespeare. Some of her credits include The Winter's Tale (assistant director), Mind Over Matter (director), Zero Positive (director), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (director), The Winter's Tale (dramaturg) and The Tempest (dramaturg). For CSF, Gina has been a dramaturg for Troilus and Cressida, and taught for the CSF School of Theatre and Camp Shakespeare. Gina is the dramaturg for CSF's productions of Julius Caesar and The Comedy of Errors, now touring Colorado schools.
Kelsey Didion is an actress, teacher, musician and big-time Packers fan. Originally from Wisconsin, she is a graduate of the University of Evansville and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MFA). She is grateful to have acted with many different theaters across NYC and regionally, including the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, PlayMakers Rep, the Chautauqua Theater Company and the New Harmony Project. As a teaching artist, she has worked with the New York Shakespeare Exchange, the Harlem Boys & Girls Harbor and ArtsWestchester, as well as teaching at the University of North Carolina. She is a long-distance teaching apprentice with the Miller Voice Method, a voice studio in NYC, and completed two years of teacher training under faculty in the graduate acting program at NYU-Tisch.
Hadley recently graduated with her doctorate in theatre from CU Boulder; she also received her BA in drama and Italian from Colorado College and her Master's degree from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. She comes from the Twin Cities, Minn. and returned there to work for the Guthrie Theater before coming to Boulder to pursue her Ph.D. At CSF she has served as the dramaturg and assistant director for several productions, most recently completing the Henriad tetralogy with Henry V and functioning as the prompter for the original practices production of Henry VI part 1. She also teaches 6-9-year-olds in CSF’s Shakespeare's Sprites summer camps.
Heidi Schmidt is a director, dramaturg, and teacher. Dramaturgy: Denver Center Theatre Company (Disgraced, The Christians, Tribes), Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Julius Caesar, Equivocation, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Macbeth, Richard III, Inspector General), Local Theater Company (Faith). Directing: CU Boulder (Picnic, Melancholy Play), Dirtyfish Theater (Wedding Cake Vodka), CSF Education (King Lear, As You Like It), readings for Curious New Voices, Athena Project, and Paragon Theatre Ensemble. Administrative positions: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Local Theater Company, Repertory Dance Theatre (Salt Lake City), Women and Theatre Program. As an all-around theatre maker, she has designed props for Curious Theatre, presented pre-show talks at the Arvada Center, served as voice coach for CSF's Camp Shakespeare, and performed in a devised ensemble piece on the National Mall in Washington, DC. She also teaches regularly at CU Boulder, where she recently completed her PhD. Heidi is currently assistant director for CSF Education's productions of Julius Caesar and The Comedy of Errors, now touring Colorado schools.
Lindsay Weitkamp is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research explores the intersections of theatre, social change, and human rights education. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked with the TRIO educational opportunity program, Upward Bound (UB). As Assistant Director of a program, she supervised the residential and academic-year staff, planned program curriculum, and worked to provide holistic support services to low-income, first-generation college students. She is currently in the midst of an applied theatre residency with a UB program, where she explores utilizing theatre as a tool to build community and bolster retention rates. At CU-Boulder, Lindsay works with the student group, Performers Without Borders, collaborates on the Navajo Women’s Energy Project, and directed the productions of Our Town and The Glass Menagerie. She holds a M.A. in Theatre Education (with an emphasis on Theatre and Community) from Emerson College and a B.A. in Theatre and English from Truman State University.