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
Janice is a stage, screen, and voice actor based in Los Angeles, California. Her most recent projects include appearing in the 9th installation of the "Fast and Furious" franchise; a co-leading role in the short film "José" alongside acting veteran Pepe Serna; voicing Ophelia, the protagonist of the time-looping adventure game "Elsinore" based on Shakespeare's "Hamlet"; and reprising the titular role in the play "Billie: This Ain't No Billie Jean King Story" for the 5th time since the show’s premiere in 2016. Janice joined The Young Shakespeareans as a Teaching Artist in 2020 at West Vernon Elementary School co-directing "Romeo and Juliet".