BSF TEACHING ARTISTS

Marshall Bailey has been acting on stage for nearly a decade. As an alumnus from Salisbury University’s theatre department, he studied several forms of acting and stage craft including mask work, Stanislavski, Laban, Suzuki/Viewpoints, and Shakespeare. Recently, Marshall has been seen working with the Maryland Renaissance Festival’s Company of the Rose, playing such roles as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Laurencio in La Dama Boba. In all his classes, he emphasizes the importance of creativity and imagination. It is his passion to share with students the skills which help discover one’s inner confidence and sense of identity.

Molly Cohen is a graduate of Towson University with a BFA in acting, a concentration in costume design and construction, and a minor in electronic media and film. She is a DC and Baltimore based actor, singer, teaching artist, costume designer, and collaborative interdisciplinary artist as Company Member to theatre company The Acme Corporation and film collective Lux Daze Media. She has performed and designed for Baltimore and DC theatre companies such as Smithsonian Discovery Theatre, Theatre Alliance, Fractal Theatre Collective, The Acme Corporation, Single Carrot, Through the Fourth Wall, Fells Point Corner Theatre, and multiple film production companies. Molly has taught for Baltimore Center Stage, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, American Shakespeare Center, The Keegan Theatre, and The Smithsonian Associates. She is thrilled to be on Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's Education Team as a teaching artist to work hands on with to the community she is an active member of, and long time resident. 

Matthew Crawford has his BA in Theatre and has been performing professionally since 2010.  He has a passion for theatre and a special love for Shakespeare but has also appeared in several non-Shakespeare shows/musicals in the DMV area.  Some of his favorite roles include Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, Horatio in Hamlet, Thenardier in Les Miserables, James in James and the Giant Peach, Bernard in Boeing Boeing, and the Ernie Mac track in Puffs.  For several years he worked a regular desk job and only performed nights and weekends.  Though convenient, it was not fulfilling.  Teaching theatre became the next logical step and has been an enlightening experience for both teacher and student alike.  It has become a new passion he did not know he had and shares the children’s wonder as he is just a big kid at heart.  He has been continuing his own education by taking classes in stage combat and getting certified in multiple weapons.  His specialty lies in character work and loves when children are able to break through their own personal ceilings and better themselves as performers.

Jared H. Graham is a DMV based performer and teaching artist, originally from

Tennessee. He is a company member with 4615 Theatre, where he has appeared as

the titular character in their production of Macbeth, Robert in their intimate staging

of Betrayal, as well as an unexpected guest in the dark comedy Dinner. Other local

credits include PG County’s Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing

(Benedick); Brave Spirits Theatre: As You Like It (Touchstone), The Changeling, The

Duchess of Malfi; Chesapeake Shakespeare Company: Romeo & Juliet; Olney Theatre

Center/National Players Tour 69: Othello (Iago), The Great Gatsby, Alice in

Wonderland. In Memphis, New Moon: Hamlet (Hamlet), Titus Andronicus

(Saturninus); Playhouse on the Square/Circuit Playhouse: King Charles III (Harry),

Peter and the Starcatcher, Assassins (Lee Harvey Oswald). Jared holds an MFA in

Physical Theatre from the Accademia dell’ Arte in Arezzo, Italy and a BFA in Theatre

Performance from the University of Memphis.

Mallory Shear has appeared on stage with Adventure Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Flying V, Molotov Theatre, The Maryland Renaissance Festival, and Live Action Theatre, to name a few.  She has over a decade of teaching experience at theatres and schools such as Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, Signature Theatre, Adventure Theatre, The Folger Theatre, Holy Child and The Landon School. She completed an apprenticeship with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and went on to specialize in stage combat, stunt work and intimacy choreography.  She is certified in numerous weapons through the Society of American Fight Directors and a certified Intermediate Actor Combatant with Fight Directors Canada.  She has choreographed for Molotov Theatre, Pinky Swear Productions, Venus Theatre, Flying V, Studio Theatre Conservatory, and St. Mary’s College among many others. She stunt coordinated the award winning short: The Croquet Calamity and is a resident fighter with the Maryland Renaissance Festival.  She completed stunt training abroad and is also a proud Associate Member of SDC.

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This organization is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. 

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