Artistic Director and Lead Teacher Vashon Island ShakesKIDS! Chronology of ShakesKIDS! productions edited, and directed:
2012Twelfth Night, Or What You WillShakesKIDS! @ Ober Park Dance Room 2012Romeo And JulietShakesKIDS! @ Ober Park Dance Room 2013A Midsummer Night’s DreamShakesKIDS! @ The Strawberry Festival 2014The Tragedy Of MacbethShakesKIDS! @ Ober Park Dance Room 2014Much Ado About NothingShakesKIDS! @ Ober Park Dance Room 2015HamletShakesKIDS! @ Ober Park Dance Room 2015As You Like ItShakesKIDS! @ Ober Park Dance Room 2016The TempestShakesKIDS! @ SPOKE 2016King LearShakesKIDS! @ SPOKE 2017The Winter’s TaleShakesKIDS! @ VCA 2018A Midsummer Night’s DreamShakesKIDS @ Chautauqua Chasen 5th 2018The Tragedy of Romeo and JulietShakesKIDS! @ VCA 2018 A Midsummer Night’s DreamShakesKIDS! @Links Production @VHS 2019A Midsummer Night’s DreamShakesKIDS @ Chautauqua Chasen 5th 2019Julius CaesarShakesKIDS! @ O Space 2019 As You Like ItShakesKIDS! @Links Production @VHS 2020 Romeo and Juliet canceled by the pandemic. I maybe should have pushed through with it, but I didn’t want to be the person who got everybody killed, it was early days. I regret canceling it. I learned a valuable lesson. 2021 A Midpandemic Dream ShakesKIDS! @Links Production @VHS 202212th Night, Or What You WIllShakesKIDS! @Links Production @VHS 2023As You Like ItShakesKIDS! @Links Production @VHS
2014 -2014 The Harbor School, Vashon Island, WA. -Teacher, Shakespeare Studies.
2016-2020 VASHON ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT -Artist In The School, Shakespeare Studies and Performance.
2014 - 2016 UMO Ensemble, Seattle, WA -Assistant Director, Fail Better at ACT Seattle and NYC Fringe Festival
2003 - 2007 St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA 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..
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
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14/14 Company Various Vashon Center For The Arts Hamlet MigrationHamletElizabeth KlobOpen Space, Vashon Island. 14/48 Company Various Vashon Center For The Arts ProofClaire R. KelleyTheatreworks Palo Alto CA. Twelfth NightOlivia Mark Harrison Colorado Shakespeare Festival The Tempest Miranda Gaven Cameron-WebbColorado Shakespeare Festival Private Lives LouiseScott LaFebreNew Harmony Theatre, IN. The Gates of HellAnnaJames DePaulTheatre for a New City, NYC Crimes of the Heart Babe Lydia RadziulProducers’ Club, NYC Large Bodies of Water HeatherCaught in Our Acts 42nd St. Theatre, NYC Conjuring the MooseElizabeth G. SwartzExpanded Arts, NYC Recovering the DarkAnneG. ParisThe Kitchen, NYC The Undoing Sister Soul Osiris HertzHERE BaalYoung Girl Osiris HertzHERE Mid Summer HermiaYevgeny AryeNYU Tisch MFA The Waiting RoomVictoriaJulia GibsonNYU Tisch MFA The PhilistinesPolyaLiviu CiuleiNYU Tisch MFA The HostageRopeenMichael SextonNYU Tisch MFA The MysteriesNoah’s WifeBart SherNYU Tisch MFA Arms and the Man Catherine Ethan McSweenyNYU Tisch MFA All My SonsAnnLiviu CiuleiNYU Tisch MFA Twelfth NightViolaEleanor HoldrigeNYU Tisch MFA Television The Guiding Light WaitressCBS-TV All My Children Reporter Interviewing Erica ABC-TV FILM LOSTWoman(Lead) Heidie Elise BeaverMulti Festival Screenings IndulgenceAbigail (Lead)Brian Schreider Opus 4LouisePremier Films
I am privileged to work with a myriad of talented people in my work. Most recently Christine Nelson working the Chorus, Mary Lawrence conducting the music, and Carolina Silva crafting the set design aspects. All conducted by Dr. Thomas Elliot. Cheers!