Associate Director of Education Programming
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
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 Associate Director of Education Programming at the American Shakespeare Center, which affords her the opportunity to combine her two great loves: Shakespeare and pedagogy. Aubrey 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 classroom 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. A vehement proponent of public, accessible scholarship (and downright nerd too boot), Aubrey also co-hosts the internationally-recognized podcast, The Hurly Burly Shakespeare Show! with S&P classmate and partner-in-Shakespeare-crimes, Dr. Jess Hamlet. Aubrey cannot wait to share her love of Shakespeare and “Shakespeare’s American Home” with all of you.