Mark Harrison

Mark holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University.  He has taught a wide range of theatre, opera and film courses at the University of Washington (as Head of MFA directing program), Smith College, the University of Texas, the Lincoln Center Institute in New York City, and Universität Hamburg in Germany, where he was a visiting professor in American Studies.  For additional information about Mark's professional credits, please refer to his Evergreen faculty webpage. Mark will be directing Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale this fall for the Seattle Shakespeare Company at the Seattle Center. Before its engagement in Seattle, the production will also perform at The Evergreen State College, October 18-21.

Laura Worthen

Laura Worthen has devoted much of her theater career to work with the classics, performing in plays by Shaw, Coward, Chekhov, Ibsen and Arthur Miller and playing many women in Shakespeare's canon, including Juliet, Lady Macbeth, Portia, Hermione and Beatrice, in such theaters as the Denver Center, San Jose Rep, the Trinity Repertory Company and the ACT Theatre in Seattle.  She served as the Artistic Director of the Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she directed and produced a dozen plays during her tenure.  Laura has also had an active teaching career.  She created the Voice and Speech program for the University of Pittsburgh, and has taught voice, acting and speech at ACT in San Francisco, the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Washington.  Laura has a BA from Brown University and an MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.  She taught The Landscape of Childhood and Garden as Community in the Evening and Weekend Studies Program at Evergreen in 2005-2006.