Angela Bonacasa (Stage Combat) is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, and has worked across the country as a stage combat teacher and fight director. Fight directing credits include “Romeo and Juliet”, “Othello”, “Richard III”, “Cyrano de Bergerac”, “History of the Devil”, “Fuddy Meers”, “The Oresteia”, “Sueno”, “Carousel”, “Macbeth”, “True West”, and “A Lie of the Mind”, as well as “Maritius” and “Peter Pan” with the Penobscot Theatre Company. She has also worked with Theater at Monmouth, Camden Shakespeare Festival, Midcoast Actors Studio and Bates and Bowdoin colleges. Teaching credits include the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, University of Maine, and Roosevelt University.
“Angela is a wonderful teacher, knowledgeable and patient.” -Amy, Greenbush, ME
“Angela does a great job of clearly communicating instructions and answering questions. Serious issues are tempered with a great sense of humor. Angela came across as knowledgeable and passionate about her field.” -Tammera, Charleston, ME
Harlan Baker (Back to the Basics) is a graduate of Emerson College. He has been involved in professional, university, and community theatre as an actor, director and teacher for the past 45 years. As an actor he has appeared with The New Century Theatre, Mt. Holyoke Summer Theatre, Portland Stage Company, Theatre of Monmouth, and the Camden Shakespeare Company to name a few. he has directed for Acorn productions Maine Playwrights Festival, Schoolhouse Arts Center, and Dead Wessex Fair productions. He has taught speech and theatre at the University of Southern Maine, The University of New England and John Robert Powers Modeling agency in Boston.
Jessica Johnson Frohling (Movement, Stage Management) earned her MFA in Theatre Arts/Directing at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale after years of working regional theatre and community/professional theatre in Minneapolis, MN. Theatrical highlights include the direction of Lysistrata and Metamorphosis, and acting in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Her favorite role to date was Bernadette in Nicky Silver’s Raised in Captivity. She is a director, actor, teacher, and stage manager who has worked all over the country in both regional theater and academia. She has taught children, adults, and college students, and loves the different challenges that each present. She is excited to be home in Maine teaching again.
Joe Goscinski (Voice and Speech, Shakespeare, Monologues) brings over two decades of experience both as an actor and instructor. He previously served as the Program Director for Voice Production and Speech at AMDA- New York, currently teaches Voice and Speech at the Stella Adler Conservatory, has taught at the NY Film Academy, and has served as Speech and Dialect coach for numerous productions, most recently the Off-Broadway production of ‘Four Last Things’. Notable stage performances include work with Cold Comfort Theater where he appeared in such roles as Hamlet, and John Merrick in ‘The Elephant Man’, and also served as Artistic Director and Producer.