From the recent call for nominations, the Board of Directors selected two new members to join us. Welcome to Laura and Amanda!
Laura has a BA in Drama from UCSD and has acted locally in San Diego and New York City. She has worked as a paralegal in Family Law. She is a docent at The Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park and has been teaching yoga for 17 years. She assisted the San Diego Actors Theatre with their 30th Anniversary Celebration and has acted in their theatrical productions and staged readings. Through the Fine Artists program, Laura taught art at Vista Grande Elementary School in San Diego for 8 years and coordinated the annual students’ art exhibition. Laura also created the “King Lear” program for the Society’s staged reading in 2019 and has participated in the monthly open readings. Laura is currently cataloguing her late father’s original paintings and sculptures for future exhibitions.
Amanda is a Florida native that recently moved to San Diego. She earned her master’s degree from the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon-Avon and focused her thesis on authenticity in Shakespeare performance. She has worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company in England and received a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarship to study at the Polansky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, New York. She is a high school English teacher with over 8 years of teaching experience and specializes in rigorous literature and writing courses.