Micha Marie Hoffman is a graduate from UNLV holding a Bachelor of Arts, performance. Micha Marie has opened several shows internationally and has also performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Micha Marie has been seen in numerous productions throughout Northern Nevada and California including: Maria from “Joey and Maria’s Italian Wedding”, Corey from “Barefoot In the Park”, Clarisse from “When Are You Coming Back Red Rider”, Sarah from “The Lover”, etc. When not on stage, Micha Marie also directs and writes. Micha Marie is excited to be working with NSC’s Shakespeare in School Programs.
A.J. has been acting for as long as he can remember. This is A.J.’s first time working with Nevada Shakespeare’s Shakespeare in School program. He has worked with Nevada Shakespeare for the past 4 years doing all kinds of shows both as an actor and doing various technical duties. In addition to acting for NSC, A.J. also works for Bruka Theatre’s educational program as Hansel in their production of Hansel and Gretel. He also works for Good Luck Macbeth theatre company as their costume designer for the season. He has worked as an actor and in various house management positions with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival for the last 3 years. A.J. enjoys working with the language and the many different plays of William Shakespeare.
Rachel knew she wanted to perform since the tender age of 7 when she would ”wow” her family with her Donny Osmond impersonations. Rachel went on to study musical theatre at U.S.I.U. in San Diego and extended her studies into classical theatre after auditioning for the Old Globe Theatre acting program. She was active in community theatre choreographing and performing in many musicals including “Guys & Dolls”, “Cabaret”, “My Fair Lady” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” In ’94 she moved to Chicago and began studying improvisation at Second City where she wrote and performed in two sketch comedies while also performing with other improv groups such as The Free Associates and The Factory. She toured inner city schools performing improv as part of an outreach program called Urban Gateways for two years while also teaching, directing and choreographing youth theatre for both Chicago and suburban school districts. Over the last ten years, Rachel has been a youth theatre director for various theatres across the country from Jackson, MS to Lafayette, IN and she is now starting a youth theatre here in Reno with Good Luck Macbeth Classic Theatre called GLM Spotlight Academy for Young Actors.
Christopher Willson returns to Shakespeare In School for his second straight year as a Teaching Artist (“Shrew In School” for 2011). He has acted in and directed many productions throughout the area. Acting highlights include Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Felix in The Odd Couple, the Stage Manager in Our Town, and Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew. He has directed shows for Proscenium Players, Brewery Arts Center, and BAC Stage Kids, including Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Last Five Years, and Bugsy Malone, Jr.