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Shakespeare & Co. Management & Staff

Shakespeare & Company

Management and Staff

Senior Staff

Allyn Burrows
Artistic Director

Allyn is thrilled to return to Shakespeare & Company as the company’s Artistic Director. He was an artistic associate here for several years and acted in numerous productions, including King John (King John), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Henry V(Henry V), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon), Henry IV, Part 1 (Hal), Measure for Measure (Angelo), Betrayal (Jerry), The House of Mirth(Lawrence Selden), Love’s Labours Lost(Berowne), Macbeth(Macduff), and The Compleat Works of Shakespeare. He was the Artistic Director of Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Boston for 7  years. Directing credits there include Romeo & Juliet , Pericles, Jon Lipsky’s Living in Exile, Richard II, and The Tempest. Acting credits for ASP include The Winter’s Tale(Leontes), Henry VI Part 2(Gloucester and Jack Cade)Henry VIII( Henry VIII), Twelfth Night (Malvolio), Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 (Hotspur and Pistol), Timon of Athens (Timon), All’s Well that Ends Well (Parolles), King Lear (Kent), Measure for Measure (Duke Vincentio), and Richard II I(Duke of Clarence). Recently in the Boston area, he has performed in productions of Can You Forgive Her at the Huntington Theatre, Breaking the Code at Underground Railway Theatre, Shipwrecked at The Lyric Stage, Oceanside, The Seafarer, Pursuit of Happiness, and The Homecoming at Merrimack Repertory Theater, and Five by Tenn, at Speakeasy Stage. He was the 2006 Elliot Norton Award recipient for The Homecoming, King Lear, and Five byTenn and a 2011 IRNE Award Winner for Breaking the Code. Off-Broadway credits include Bug, Killer Joe, Louis Slotin Sonata, Closetland, and The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd. He has worked at a number of theaters around the country, including Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, The American Conservatory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, The Denver Center, and The Walnut St. Theatre. Television credits include The Broad Squad, Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Against the Law, and he can be seen in the films The Company Men, Julie& Julia, and Manchester by the Sea.

Amy Handelsman
Managing Director

Amy Handelsman has more than two decades of diverse experience in theater, dance, film, and television, particularly in the areas of nonprofit management, business development, and strategic planning. She’s served as Managing Director of GALLIM, a movement production company based in Brooklyn N.Y.; Executive Director of David Dorfman Dance; Executive Director of United States Mind Sports Association (USMSA) and United States Poker Federation (USPF), and as Creative Director of the Showtime Development Project at Center Theatre Group, among other positions. 

She’s served as a story executive or producer at Disney, Warner Bros., Tri-Star, and PBS, in addition to working as a curator, dramaturge, project manager, and consultant for a wide range of clients including the Hip-Hop Theater Festival (Hi-ARTS), HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, and locally with Jacob’s Pillow and the Batsheva Dance Company’s 2018 Summer Tour. 

She serves on the Artistic Council of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Playwrights Conference, and has held a number of teaching positions including as an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and SUNY Stony Brook University, a guest lecturer at Columbia Graduate School for Film and Television, and Literacy Instructor at Girls Prep Bronx Middle School in the South Bronx. She holds a MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y., and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Fine Arts from Harvard University.

Catherine Wheeler
Executive Assistant

Ariel Bock 
Producing Associate

Stephen D. Ball
General Manager

Natalie Love
Company Manager & Internship Coordinator

Administrative Offices

Richard Martelle
Director of Finance

Stan Bolton
Staff Accountant

Marketing and Communications

Jaclyn Stevenson
Director of Marketing & Communications 

Mac MacDaniel
Patron Services Manager

Katie McKellick
Graphic Designer

Publicity & PR


Bonnie Stevens
Director of Development

Elizabeth Aspenlieder
Director of Business Sponsorships & Special Events

Alex Zaretsky
Development Strategist

Kristen Moriarty
Manager of Individual Giving

Kim Kinne
Development Assistant

Center for Actor Training

Sheila Bandyopadhyay
Director of Training

MaConnia Chesser
Administrative Director


Kevin G. Coleman
Director of Education

Meg Marchione
General Education Information

Kaitlin Henderson
Education Tour and Professional Development Manager


Kevin Harvell
Production Manager / TD

Govane Lohbauer
Costume Director

Michelle Hathaway
Costume Shop Manager


General Facilities Information


Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.