Kelly Galvin (Founding Director)
Kelly (she/her) most recently directed Love’s Labor’s Lost and taught in the Summer Conservatory for Shakespeare & Company. In January, she will assistant direct Lavina Jadhwani’s As You Like It at the Guthrie Theater. Kelly has been a company member with S&Co since 2008, where, in addition to directing and acting, she has taught in the company’s award-winning education program, including six years in the Fall Festival of Shakespeare. She served as Artistic Associate for WAM Theatre from 2012-2014, where she directed The Last Wife and curated and produced the inaugural Fresh Takes Reading Series. She is a founding member of the Theater at Woodshill, where she has directed Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It. Regionally, she has directed for Southwest Shakespeare, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, and the Boston University School of Theatre. She has assisted for Asolo Repertory Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, and Shakespeare & Company, received a Directing Fellowship with Asolo Rep, and has completed Directing Internships with Arena Stage, Bedlam NYC, and the Huntington Theatre Company. Kelly holds an MFA from Boston University and a BA from Wellesley College. kellydirecting.com
Lia Russell Self (Producer)
Lia Russell-Self (they/them) is the co-founder/co-Artistic Director of Eighty4 Productions, an all-arts company dedicated to intersectionality. After graduating Bard College of Simon’s Rock with BA in Theatrical Studies and Creative Writing, Lia has been dedicated to creating a change in the arts scene, one way or another. Some of their favorite projects include: participating in a webseries about college activism (activist, Riverwolf Productions); creating scenes paralleling biblical stories with current social issues (Gospel of Justice, Eighty4 Productions); and devising with young artists about modern protesting and social politics (Seeking Justice and What’s that Sound?, WAM Theatre). Recent credits also include: The Tempest: A Musical (Stage Manager, GhostLit Repertory Theatre, MA), The Tempest (Director, Berkshire Country Day School, MA), The Last Wife (Assistant Director, WAM Theatre, MA), The Typists and The Tiger (Director and Executive Producer, Eighty4 Productions, MA), Our Town (Production Stage Manager, UBU Theatre, MA), Framing Churches (Performer/Collaborator, Ancram Opera House/Olana State Historic Site, NY).
Philip Shedd (Stage Manager)
Philip Shedd (he/him) is a Berkshire based artist who has worked for institutions including Williams College, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jacob’s Pillow, MASS MoCA and Barrington Stage Company. In recent years, he directed the touring production of Venable 8: Three Lessons on Gun Violence in the Classroom, was an assistant stage manager for Candide at Tanglewood in conjunction with The Knights, and was the production manager and sound designer for buck, a dance performance hosted in Nick Cave’s Until exhibit. He has worked as a freelance production artist in conjunction with Kickwheel Ensemble Theater, the Playwright Mentoring Project and Berkshire Dance Theater as well as with Bearfly Design out of New York and Shakespeare on the Sound in Norwalk, CT.