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.