our mission

The Young Shakespeareans (TYS) engages and empowers

LAUSD’s Title 1 elementary and middle school children,

combining academic and life-skills with the challenges of performance and production

to inspire the conviction “If I can do Shakespeare, I can do anything !” 

OUR TEAM

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KENN HELLER
Executive Director
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ALISON KORMAN
Founder / 
Artistic Director 
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PATRICIA DOKTOR
Development Director

HEIDI RHODES

Assistant to the

Artistic Director

OUR PARTNERS

Dr. FRANCES VALADEZ 
Principal
CARLOS
GONZALEZ 
Principal
RACHAEL SAWYER 
Principal
Dr. DENISE PRATT 
District Manager
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SUNGWAN 
Liaison Teacher
CRISTIN
 BARBU 
Magnet Coordinator
KAREN
LARA 
Liaison Teacher

OUR TEACHING ARTISTS

performing arts

 ARIEL HART

MATT MORRISON

CAROLINE SIMONE O'BRIEN

JANICE ROBINSON

CARRIE GIBSON

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MARY ELIZABETH CAVERLY

PRODUCTION DESIGN

ALEC MacPHERSON

DALLAS

WEXLER FIELDS

STAGE COMBAT 

NED MOCHEL

OUR advisory COUNCIL

CRISTIN
BARBU
JEFF
GARDNER
JERRY GONZALES II
DR. JULIO
HANSON
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JANET
LOEB
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LAUREN
LOVETT-COHEN
SO
SUNGWAN
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KAREN
WIRICK

OUR FISCAL SPONSOR

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a 501(c)(3) non-profit and tax-exempt U.S. corporation, ID 95-4302067.

All contributions are acknowledged and tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

"If I Can Do Shakespeare, I Can Do Anything!"

 

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