EXPERIENCE Vashon Island ShakesKIDS! 2009 - 3/2020 -Director, Teacher, Script Editor: Much Ado About Nothing -Director, Teacher, Script Editor: The Tragedy of Macbeth -Director, Teacher, Script Editor: A Midsummer Night’s Dream -Director, Teacher, Script Editor: Romeo and Juliet -Director, Teacher, Script Editor: 12th Night or What You Will -Director, Teacher, Script Editor: Hamlet -Director, Teacher, Script Editor: The Tempest -Director, Teacher, Script Editor: King Lear -Director, Teacher, Script Editor: Caesar -Director, Teacher, Script Editor: Romeo and Juliet 2020
After the plague: -Director, Teacher, Script Editor: A Midpandemic Dream 2021 (Based on A Midsummer Night's Dream.) The Harbor School, Vashon Island, WA.2014 -2014 -Teacher, Shakespeare Studies. VASHON ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT2016-2020 -Artist In The School, Shakespeare Studies and Performance UMO Ensemble, Seattle, WA2014 - 2016 -Assistant Director, Fail Better at ACT Seattle and NYC Fringe Festival St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA2003 - 2007 Writer ,Director, Teacher Collegiate Players; Moraga, CA, St. Mary’s College. Writer in charge of creating an adaption into stage play of the poetry of Marie De France (with Daveed Diggs). Directed a professional production of personally authored adaptation of The Bacchae presented by Collegiate Players onstage at St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA. Guest Lecturer for Barry Horwitz English Literature class. Lead the discussions of All My Sons, Arthur Miller; Venus, Suzan-Lori Parks. San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco, CA2002 - 2004 Teacher and Director of curriculum which included: Voice and Speech, Text Analysis, Discovering Shakespeare, Movement, Acting. All classes designed for Shakespeare Studies. Directed youth productions at the Summer Camp and Midnight Shakespeare programs including the following shows: 12th Night, or What You Will ; Romeo and Juliet; Midsummer Night’s Dream; Dead Ends; Shakespeare’s Magic; 12th Night, or What You Will. 12th Night was in collaboration with The East Bay Conservation Corp Players Presented at The Black Rep in Berkeley, CA. Theatreworks, Palo Alto, CA2002 Assistant Director to R. Kelley, Artistic Director,, Palo Alto, CA. Book of Days, R. Kelley, Director Aimée Nicole Lewis van Roekel Noleverage Productions/ Vital Signs, NYC. New York City, NY1998 - 1999 Co- Founded and Co-Produced with Heather King. A theatrical production company working to provide opportunity for women in the performing arts. Shows produced included: Crimes of the Heart; Endgame; Fefu and Her Friends; and Platonov. The Actors Center New York City, New York City, NY1998 Special Event Assistant Producer 1998 New Leagues Actors Presentation Michael Miller, Producer. Professional Actress 1994 - present Worked as a professional union (AEA) actress in New York City and regionally performing in Theatre, Films, and Television. Please see last page for more details. AWARDS Sylvia Deutscher Kushner Scholarship; NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Jewish Foundation for Education of WomenScholarship; NYU Tisch School of the Arts. California Arts Scholar 1989; presented by the State of California. EDUCATION New York University Tisch School for the Arts Master of Fine Arts, 2001. Webster University Conservatory for Theatre Arts B.F.A, 1994. Public Theatre The Shakespeare Lab; John Barton Workshop, Observer-ship. The Actors Center Lloyd Richards, Michael Langham, Ron van Lieu, Peter Francis James. Saratoga International Theatre Institute NYC Tina Landau American Conservatory Theatre, Young Conservatory San Francisco California Arts Academy Cal Arts
Aimée Nicole Lewis van Roekel (415) 713-5520
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Alex is a professional actress and singer. She is the frontwoman for several bands in the Seattle area. She also Assistant Teaches with Aimée, Shakespeare Studies and Performance. She runs her own Introduction to Musical Theatre class, as well as heading the Religious Education program at The Universalist Unitarian Church of Vashon Island.
Artistic Consultant Jeffrey Currier has been an arts advocate, performer, producer, and enthusiastic audience member for over four decades. A multi-instrumentalist from an early age, he was a principal member of the Cincinnati Youth Symphony and studied classical flute and clarinet at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as a teenager. In 1989, he left CCM to pursue a musical theater degree at Webster University in St. Louis, MO, where he was seen as Jack in Into the Woods. As a professional actor, he has performed at the Meadowbrook Theater in Michigan, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater and Columbia Theater in Missouri, in roles such as Peter in The Diary of Anne Frank, Jesus in Godspell, and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. He performed the role of Dennis in the bluegrass gospel musical Smoke on the Mountain, at the Arkansas Rep and Cincinnati Playhouse, and on the first national tour (directed by Alan Bailey). In 1994, having picked up guitar and mandolin, he co-founded the NYC-based folk band “The Fixins.” In 1997, he moved to Austin, Texas, and worked on the management side for top Texas acts Asleep at the Wheel (10-time Grammy Award winners), Cooder Graw, and Jerry Jeff Walker, serving as Executive Producer for JJ’s 2004 release, Jerry Jeff Jazz. Jeffrey returned to New York in 2005, landed a job in the hedge fund world, graduated from Hunter College, completed an Olympic length triathlon, and produced an autobiographical one-man cabaret, Back Up the Beanstalk, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. In 2012, he moved to Seattle, Washington, where he works as a project manager for a boutique investment firm, and hopes to produce music and perform again in the very near future.