Victoria Kent Worth, Director
Victoria has always had a love for theater. She is a classically trained actor and has appeared in stage and movie productions from a young age. Victoria has a B.A. from Kenyon College, graduating with distinction in English and minoring in theater. Currently, she is pursuing a doctorate in English from UMASS, and is an editorial assistant for The Sidney Journal, based out of The Renaissance Center in Amherst.
Lucinda Kidder, Instructor
Lucinda is happy to be returning to the area after three years on the West Coast where she collaborated with a professional San Francisco theater company as grant writer, artistic associate, and director of education. She is veteran theater professional, directing productions (Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, Hamlet (YC), Burning Words, and more); producing; serving as board member, running the education program, and developing collaborative programs with many locals groups and institutions, including UMass Theater and Education departments, the Renaissance Center, Enchanted Circle Theater, Mount Holyoke College, and Applewood Retirement Community.
In the course of her career Lucinda has founded five theaters and a performing arts school, and has directed over 100 professional, community and high school productions. She currently offers educational theater programs focusing on the Middle East for elementary through high school. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Swarthmore College, an MA in Theater Education from Emerson College, and an MFA in Theater from UMass Amherst, with further doctoral studies in Renaissance drama at UMass.
Christine Stevens, Instructor
Christine founded Hampshire Shakespeare Co’s Children’s Theatre Workshops in 1992 and taught them until 2007. She is the founder of Village Theatre Company and has taught theatre to children, teens and adults for over 25 years. As a founding member of Hampshire Shakespeare Co., she has a deep love for Shakespeare. As a member of the local improv troupe the Ha-Ha’s, she gets great joy from improv. As a teacher of the Alexander Technique in the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA program for Actors and Directors , she is committed to helping actors achieve poise and technical skill in their craft.