The Young Shakespeareans
ALISON KORMAN Artistic Director / Founder
Alison is an entrepreneur and classically trained actor, dancer, and singer who, after working in Mexico and Senegal, returned to work at New York City's Metropolitan Opera and 92nd Street Y before founding her own arts management company, Korman+Company in 1984. During 25 years procuring and producing $5 million annually in commercial still photography for domestic and global corporations, she simultaneously performed off-Broadway and in various theatrical venues abroad. In Los Angeles since 1997, she has served as an Account Director for the Taproot Foundation, performed for hundreds of schoolchildren with the LA Assistance League’s Nine O’Clock Players, and began teaching Shakespeare to Title 1 elementary school children in South Los Angeles in 2009. She conceived the vision for The Young Shakespeareans Program in 2010, officially founded the organization in 2017, and developed its curriculum with the conviction that unleashing the awareness and potential of Title 1 public school children transforms their lives while serving the broader community. Alison produces all of The Young Shakespeareans' programs, creates most of its costumes and scenics, and continues to perform in theatre, film and television. She received her degree in Special Education and Foreign Language from Washington University in St. Louis.