KATY KEPLER, CAMP SHAKESPEARE INSTRUCTOR
Katy began her theater career in Rochester, NY, as freelance stage manager (primarily LORT B non-equity ASM work) and director. She recently moved to Omaha, NE to work with the Omaha Theater Company as a teaching artist. She specializes in directing youth actors and has particularly enjoyed her time working as the Apprentice Program Director for Bristol Valley Theater in the Finger Lakes. Favorite directing projects include Bride and Groom in the Graveyard (world premiere), Drowned (staged reading, new work), and Saturday Afternoon: Live! (devised youth piece). As an actor, she has appeared in several shows with the Omaha Theater Company, including Stellaluna and Other Tales, Prancer (world premiere), Mouse on the Move, Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play, and A Pallette of Possibility (world premiere). Other favorite roles include Electra in Orestes 2.0, the Director in Crocodile Fear (world premiere), and Cedar in The Turtle Play: The Play About the Turtle (workshop performance).