Aubrey Whitlock

Director of Education Programs
Favorite Shakespeare Play:

All’s Well That Ends Well

Shakespeare Character that best describes me:


Favorite Shakespeare quote:

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.

Favorite Play that isn’t by Shakespeare:

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

Hogwarts House:


All-time favorite ASC Moment:

Greg Phelps’ final time as Bottom in 2015. He was leaving the company and it was the closing show of the Fall Season. He must have died as Pyramus 100 different ways. He checked with everyone else on stage for permission to ham it up, they all nodded (or rolled their eyes), some wiping away tears, and he just went for it. By the time he was done everyone was crying, and some of us continued to sob through curtain call. Such a sweet moment.




Aubrey is the Director of Education Programs at ASC, which affords her the opportunity to combine her two great loves: Shakespeare and pedagogy. Aubrey hails from California’s Central Valley and has a BA in Theatre Arts from UC Santa Cruz (Go Slugs!), an MA in Teaching from Chapman University, and an MLitt and MFA in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University. She was a full-time English and Drama teacher in middle and high schools for many years, as well as an actor, stage manager, director, and dramaturg at various points in her career. She is also the co-creator of the internationally-recognized hit podcast, The Hurly Burly Shakespeare Show!. Aubrey began working in ASC’s box office in 2013 while still a graduate student, and joined Team Education in 2018 under previous Director Sarah Enloe. A vehement proponent of accessible public scholarship, Aubrey has established programs like Friday Night Lights On and the No Kidding Drama Club to make Shakespeare and the Blackfriars Playhouse more accessible to all.