Carolyn Coulson (Director) returns to SSMT after directing last year’s My Fair Lady as well as previous seasons’ The Addams Family, The King and I, and Mary Poppins. Hailing from California’s Bay Area, Carolyn has performed, taught and directed across the country and in England and Canada. She was seen on stage in SSMT’s The Music Man, Les Miserables, Shrek, and Legally Blonde. Regionally, she has worked with companies such as TheatreWorks (CA), Center REP, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, San Jose Stage Company and The Rosemary Branch in London. Carolyn trained at Santa Clara University and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, holds an MA and PhD in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut, and is an internationally known specialist in staging Medieval Drama. She has published articles and frequently gives presentations at international conferences on early drama and is featured on several original-pronunciation recordings of medieval drama. Carolyn is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Shenandoah Conservatory, where her classes include Acting Shakespeare, Movement for Actors, and History of Theatre. Favorite productions at Shenandoah include Assassins, Illyria, The Secret Garden, Marat/Sade, and this spring’s Guys and Dolls. Thanks to the village who helps make it all possible, especially Eliza, Hal, and Pippa.