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Katherine Mayberry is an actor, director, and teacher working in West Michigan.  She serves as the executive director of the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, a company that she helped to found when she was an undergraduate student at Grand Valley State University.  Mayberry’s work focuses on Shakespeare and classical theatre, but she also frequently performs in contemporary pieces.  She teaches at Grand Valley State University, the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and the Interlochen Shakespeare Bootcamp, and serves on the organizing committee for Grand Rapids’ Lake Effect Fringe Festival, which she helped to found in 2012.

Please do not contact Katherine about admissions to the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, or the Interlochen Center for the Arts Shakespeare Bootcamp.  While she serves as a Shakespeare instructor at both of these camps, she does not have any control over the admissions process.  Both of these camps have contact information for camp administration and admissions listed on their websites.

 

 

Reviews

“The entire ensemble tackles this French classic work with the same ease and familiarity that they do their Shakespeare productions. They embrace the physicality, show great comfort with the language, and wring the most out of the inherent comedy of the text. They are fully committed to their roles and to the story they are telling. Even in a moment where the humor overtook them and two actors broke, letting laughter get the better of them, they manage to sell the amusement as part of the story…Katherine Mayberry eats up the plum role of Dorine, maid to the daughter of the house. Her sassiness speaks truth to hypocrisy and shows no tolerance for the affectations of the day or the foolishness of her supposed betters. She is bawdy and frank, making much use of a feather duster and her highly expressive face.” —
http://www.encoremichigan.com/article.html?article=8080

Bridgette M. Redman of Encore Michigan

“The women of this production are the driving force, the ones whose hands are on the cranks, inventing anew a framework to contain the familiar words and story. The genius in the production is Katherine Mayberry’s Lady Macbeth. Her expedition is one from cruelty to madness, with her love for her husband and ambition powering each step. She machinates. She lusts. She drives her husband to perform her will.” – See more at: http://www.encoremichigan.com/article.html?article=7276#sthash.G7nxBEnZ.dpuf

Bridgette M. Redman of Encore Michigan

“Company director Katherine Mayberry portrayed Lear’s eldest daughter Goneril, filling her character with just the right degree of contempt and ambition. Never the slightest hiccup or hesitation, it is clear that Mayberry has been a longtime student of Shakespeare.” — http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/muskegon/index.ssf/2009/05/king_lear_cast_focused_on_shak.html

Nancy Versceuren of the Muskegon Chronicle

“There were truly some fine performances…as the catalyst of that jealously, though self-deluded by a sense of honor, Katherine Mayberry brought Caius Cassius to life. The cast as a whole was delightful in the daring and excitement they generated on the stage.”

James Kroll of the Muskegon Chronicle

“It turns out that Pigeon Creek Shakespeare can do passion and lust as well as they do comedy.

Under the direction of Katherine Mayberry, “Antony and Cleopatra” tells a story of two lovers so inflamed with desire for one another that they’d sacrifice their great empires, honor and reputation. Whereas six lives are lost to the doomed love affair of Romeo and Juliet, entire armies fall so that a great Roman general and a charismatic Egyptian queen can, in the latter stages of their life, share their bodies and their hearts."

- See more at: http://www.encoremichigan.com/article.html?article=6440#sthash.wy1nOFxx.dpuf

Bridgette Redman of Encore Michigan