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WHAT THE BUTLER SAW (2009) Cat Walleck and Andy Murray | photo by Ed Smith

Faculty

  • Daunielle Rasmussen

    Director of Education | x3310

    Daunielle is a Bay Area-based theater and community artist. She has served Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre Programs as a performer/educator and Cal Shakes as community engagement manager, artistic administrator, associate casting director, company manager and a member of the main stage producing team. She has also worked with Custom Made Theatre Company, Diablo Actor’s Ensemble, Town Hall Theater, Active Arts (now Bay Area Children's Theatre), Neighborhood Theatre Players, Neighborhood Youth Theatre, the Magic Theatre, Laney College, Oakland Technical High School and Campolindo High School. Prior to moving to the Bay Area in 2005, she served as founding artistic director of both Pie Tin Productions in southern California and Above & Beyond in Liverpool, Great Britain, where she studied Community Arts at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Daunielle holds a BA in Theatre Arts, Acting from California State University, Stanislaus, and she recently graduated with an MFA in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts from California Institute of Integral Studies in May of 2012.

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  • Zphyna Caldwell

    Resident Teaching and Community Artist

    Zphyna Caldwell grew up in Mill Valley, and first became aquatinted with MTC as  freshman at Tam High. After taking  time off to raise her own child, Zphyna decided to go back to school and came to us as an intern with College of Marin. She has been trained in improvisation, voice and dramatic literature. She has worked extensively with children over the years, as a childcare provider, camp counselor and most recently a teaching artist with MTC. She is deeply involved in various community projects, a member of the Art Deco Society of CA and is preparing to launch her own show on Radio Sausalito.

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  • Elena Wright

    Resident Teaching and Community Artist

    Elena is an Oakland based teacher and actor. As an actor she has worked with Marin Shakespeare, Sonoma County Rep, Darkroom Productions, Symmetry, Capital Stage, Foothill Theatre, B Street Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Shotgun Players, California Shakespeare, and Playground, where she is a company member. As a teacher, she has worked at the University of Washington, Coyote Central, Marin Shakespeare, San Francisco Shakespeare, Napa Valley College, California Shakespeare, Redwood High School, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Berkeley Playhouse. Elena received her B.A. in acting and music from Northeastern University, and her M.F.A. in acting from the University of Washington.

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  • Mariel Rossman

    Education Coordinator

    Mariel is a Mill Valley native and happy to be supporting her community by working with MTC. As a performer and educator, she has worked with the Art & Global Health Center at UCLA, Queen Mary University of London, Happy Feet Dance Studio and Conservatory Theatre Ensemble at Tamalpais High School. She has been surrounded by theater her whole life and deeply believes in the creation of art to stimulate social change. Mariel holds a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures/Dance from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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