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
OUR advisory board
Wendy is an active and well-respected member of Los Angeles’ entertainment industry. A stand-up comedian, she has appeared on The Larry Sanders Show, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and has won the American Comedy Award for Female Stand-up Comedian of the Year. She wrote, performed and directed the Showtime special Wendy Liebman: Taller On TV, and has also written and performed on stand-up specials Girls' Night Out, Women of the Night IV, Comic Relief VII, and HBO Comedy Half-Hour, among others. She produces the monthly Locally Grown Comedy at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Wendy lends her name and talent to various organizations and is thrilled to support The Young Shakespeareans.