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Gabrielle Byam

Gabrielle Byam is a theater educator with strong roots in theater for social change

Gabrielle is the founder of

We The People Theater.


Betsy Foster

Betsy is a theater artist, educator, and coach. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Catawba College.Her experience spans choreographing, directing, teaching and performing. Betsy has worked in educational programming at the Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore's Center Stage, Baltimore Shakespeare Partnership, and Dance 4 Peace. At WTP, Betsy serves as a camp director for Pop Up Micanopy as well as a teaching artist in year-round programming. 

Aaron Ganas

Aaron Ganas is a champion of young artists and leaders. Aaron holds an M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Catawba College. He spent the last 5 years in NYC where he most recently served as a Program Manager for iMentor, a one-on-one college bound mentorship program. Aaron's theater education experience includes teaching at 

Harlem Children's Zone and the Hippodrome Theatre. Aaron currently serves as a program facilitator for River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding.

Carrie Foster

Carrie has spent almost every summer with the Bard since she was nine. Worked with the Baltimore Shakespeare Partnership and Cal Shakes as a teacher and director. Loves reading, adapting, and directing Shakespeare for young people. 

Carrie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Catawba College, 

Master’s of Arts in education (reading intervention) from 

Columbia University. English Literature and Reading intervention in NYC.

Jesse Hunter

Graduate of Catawba College.  Worked with a number of companies as an artist and educator, including North Carolina Shakespeare Company (Romeo and Juliet) , the Hippodrome (Jack and the Beanstalk), and most recently, the University of North Alabama (Dr. Faustus.) Singer-songwriter, with an album out later this year.

Lizzy Snow

Lizzy Snow believes creative expression is integral to individual and community growth. She holds an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and currently works as a Creative Arts Therapist at UF Health Shands Hospital. Lizzy also works with the UF Center for Arts in Medicine, facilitating Theater for Health workshops for young people and traveling to Northern Ireland as the Program Assistant for Arts for Health, Peace, and Community Engagement. She has worked as a dance and theater educator with Alachua County 21st CCLC, the Hippodrome Theatre, and We The People Theater. 

Edward Bonahue

Edward is studying theater and political science at Florida State University. He has worked as a director, performer, technician, and designer in a number of settings in both Gainesville and Tallahassee, FL. He has served as a youth mentor for PeaceJam Southeast and is currently employed as a Florida State University Ambassador. He has taught, co-directed, and stage managed at the Hippodrome Theater Summer Camp as well as taught and directed for YOPP! Inc. 

Braxton Thompson

A graduate of Eastside Highschool, Braxton currently studies Criminlogy and Technical Theater at Appalachian State University.

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