Joseph Price is the Program Director for the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. He is a founding member of A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago and spent 11 years at the University of Missouri, Kansas City/Kansas City Rep where he was Associate Head of MFA Acting and directed at the Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City Actor’s Theatre, and Riverside Theatre. He directed the world premiere of Wild Boy, The Musical, by the head writer of Sesame Street, Lou Berger, and collaborated with Carl Wilkens to create a play about the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He is the Artistic Director of the Artsbridge Summer Dramtic Acting Program. Acting credits include numerous productions in regional theatre, commercials and the CBS series Dangerous Curves. In the 1980s, he starred as Choo Choo the clown in the Preschool Express Video Series. Joseph Price received his MFA from Southern Methodist University.
Marcela Lorca is Director of Company Development at the Guthrie Theater and Head of Movement for the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. At the Guthrie she has choreographed over 20 plays and coached movement for over 150 shows. Her directing credits include Disgraced at the Guthrie Theater, McCarter Theater and Milwaukee Rep, The Count of Montecristo at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Scorched at Syracuse Stage, Caroline; Or Change at The Guthrie Theater and Syracuse Stage. Crimes of the Heart, The Burial At Thebes, and The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde at the Guthrie Theater, The Clean House at Juilliard Drama, House of the Spirits and Found at Mixed Blood Theater, Blood Wedding at the Guthrie Lab and Missouri Repertory Theater. She has also taught at Juilliard Drama, New York University, and the London International School of Performing Arts.
Steve Cardamone has acted and directed regionally and was a founding member of Shenandoah Shakespeare Express (now the American Shakespeare Center), with which he had toured for multiple years as an actor, director, and teacher. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theater Training Program. He served as an Education Artist for Shaw Chicago Theater Company and acted in their shows. Regional credits include roles at the Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Texas, and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festivals, as well as Riverside Theater and the Delaware Theater Company. Originally from the Philadelphia area, his passions are pizza, the Eagles, his brilliant wife Georgina and their amazing daughter Zoey.
Lucinda Holshue is a Senior Lecturer for the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. She teaches classes in voice production & text. She is one of the resident vocal coaches at the Guthrie Theater working on 50 plus productions over the last 14 seasons. She has coached at many theaters including Jungle Theater, Park Square Theater, Minneapolis Children’s Theater, Theater Latte Da, Penumbra, Walking Shadow, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival Student projects directed include Antony and Cleopatra, Anna in the Tropics, Cymbelline, A Lie of the Mind, The Tempest, and Fresh Scenes. Lucinda has an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. She has an eclectic approach to voice & text. She has worked with teachers from the Roy Hart Theater since 1990 & trained at their center in France. She also takes inspiration from the work of Patsy Rodenberg and Cicely Berry. She is a student of Kundalini Yoga.
Bruce Roach is an actor, director and educator whose work has taken him across the U.S. and abroad. He is an M.F.A. graduate of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. Favorite roles he has performed include Iago, Leontes and Richard III. His diverse directing credits range from Shakespeare and Gilbert and Sullivan to Tracy Letts and Suzan Lori-Parks. He recently directed Mike Bartlett’s Earthquakes in London for the BFA program in the Dowling Studio at the Guthrie Theater. He has been teaching and directing in the program since 2010. Bruce studied acting with Austin Pendleton, George Keathley, Jim Wise and Brant Pope. He studied Shakespeare technique with John Basil, Lynn Redgrave and Barbara Redmond and holds an M.F.A. from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.
Jill Walmsley Zager is Senior Lecturer in Voice and Dialects for the BFA Actor Training Program and Resident Voice Coach for the Guthrie Theatre. She has worked regionally at theatres including Milwaukee Rep, American Conservatory Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Arizona Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has served as Co-Head of Voice and Dialects for the MFA Actor Training Program at the American Conservatory Theatre, MFA and BFA Actor Training Program University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Jill earned her Master’s Degrees in Voice and Dialects from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London) and Northwestern University. She is a member of AEA, SAG and AFTRA.