The Young Shakespeareans
ALISON KORMAN Artistic Director / Founder
Alison is an entrepreneur and classically trained actor who, after working in Mexico and Senegal, returned to New York City's Metropolitan Opera and 92nd Street Y before founding her own arts management company, Korman+Company. During 25 years procuring and producing $5 million annually in still photography, she simultaneously performed off-Broadway and in various theatrical venues abroad. Living 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 idea for The Young Shakespeareans Program in 2010, officially founded the organization in 2017, and has developed its curriculum in the conviction that unleashing the awareness and potential of Title 1 public school children transforms their lives while serving the broader community. Alison continues to perform in theatre, film and television. She received her degree in Special Education and Foreign Language from Washington University in St. Louis.
of John Adams Middle School
Henry Webster is a Los Angeles based Sound Artist, Violinist, Composer and Teaching Artists. Since completing his MFA in the CalArts Performer-Composer program in 2017, he has worked as a Teaching Artist with multiple organizations and institutions in the Los Angeles area to provide new and innovative arts curriculum to students of all ages and backgrounds including the Sotomayor Arts and Sciences Magnet, Dorsey High School, and the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP). As a Sound Artist, he has recently collaborated with Sound Designer Cristian Amigo to test and produce geo-located sound for interactive theater piece, Lives of New Latter Day Saints directed by Migdalia Cruz and premiered in Battery Park, NYC. He continues to explore new and exciting ways to explore our new landscape of art and education.