June 22 through August 21
Elyse Edelman, Camp Will Director
Elyse is delighted to return as Camp Director for yet another wonderful summer at Camp Will! This year marks Elyse’s 6th year as Camp Director, and 9th year working in Education at Door Shakespeare. Over the last decade one of Elyse’s most edifying professional experiences is watching students come back year after year, and seeing how their time at Camp Will has contributed to their confidence, personal growth, and social skills. Elyse makes her living as a professional actor and theater educator/administrator. As a theater educator, she has developed curriculum and served as a lead teaching artist at a number of professional theaters including; First Stage, American Players Theater, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Minnesota Shakespeare Co. the Guthrie Theater, People’s Center Theatre, Riverside Theatre in the Park, among others. Her K-12 curriculum (from Creative Drama for early elementary school students, to advanced actor-training for older adolescents) has been used at over a dozen Milwaukee and Minneapolis/St. Paul schools and youth correctional facilities. Elyse believes that the best acting teachers are also great actors. She is proud that the teachers who work at Camp Will are also respected working professional actors, which provides a high caliber of instruction and understanding of the craft. For Elyse’s upcoming projects and her theatrical resume check out www.elyseedelman.com.