Kelly McAllister (faculty) holds a BA in Theatre Arts from San Jose State University. Kelly is an actor, director, playwright and experienced theatre teacher. He has taught extensively for the Wolf Theatre Academy for the last few years and directed popular productions of Greater Tuna and The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged for the Wolf Company Players. He has also taught for the Renaissance Program in Boulder. His bi-coastal credits include theatre classes in NewYork City for the Hope Theatre, Synapse Productions and Expanded Arts as well as California credits at SmallWorld Schools,Children’s Theatre Workshop and The Western Stage. Kelly was a reviewer for nytheatre.com and won playwriting awards at the NY Innovative Theatre awards and the NYC International Fringe Festival. Kelly is also a former full-time school teacher.
Kate Roselle (faculty) is a director and teacher who has been working with young actors in Denver since she arrived here three years ago. In Colorado, she has previously taught with the Denver Center Teaching Academy and the Arvada Center, and directed for Curious New Voices at Curious Theatre Company. Prior to her move, Roselle was Education Director at New Stage Theatre in Jackson, MS where she taught acting and workshop development, headed the school touring program, and developed the New Stage Summer Acting Intensive for students in grades 1–12. Some of her favorite directing credits include Wind in the Willows, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr , Charlotte’s Web, Pinocchio, Shakespeare’s Sweethearts & Swords, Pirates of Penzance, Jr. and A Christmas Carol. Roselle also worked extensively with the Mississippi Arts Commission as a grant panelist and workshop leader for their Arts in Education program.
Crystal Verdon (faculty) has been teaching theatre for over 12 years. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Concordia University in Irvine, California and has recently studied with Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. She has been with the Wolf Theatre Academy for the last four years, since moving from San Diego. In San Diego, she taught extensively with San Diego Junior Theatre (the oldest continuing children’s theatre programin the country) as well as working with theatres including The Old Globe, North Coast Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and Lamb’s Players Theatre. She is the Director of Education and Outreach for the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) and works professionally as a performer around Denver. Recent acting credits include Crime and Punishment and An Empty Plate in the Café Du Grane Boeuf with BETC, the Angel in Vintage Theatre’s critically-acclaimed production of Angels in America (Marlowe Awards for Best Supporting Actress Drama and Best Drama,Denver Post Ovation Award for Best Ensemble), Curious Theatre’s Curious New Voices and the Stepmother in Cinderella (Denver Children’s Theatre – Henry Award for Best Children’s Theatre).
Steve Wilson (Executive Artistic Director and Wolf Theatre Academy Director, MACC) holds an M.F.A. in acting from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver and a B.F.A. in drama from the University of Southern California. He has been an artist-in-residence throughout the Cherry Creek and Denver Public School Districts, and was the high school theatre teacher and Performing Arts Chairman at St. Mary’s Academy for 10 years. Steve has directed productions at major theatre companies throughout the Denver area, including PHAMALy (Physically Handicapped Actor’s & Musical Artists League), the Bug Theatre Company, TownHallArts Center and The Theatre Group. He garnered awards for “Best Director” fromboth the Denver Post and BoulderDaily Camera as well as three Henry Awards (Colorado’s Tony Award) for “Best Direction of a Musical” for his productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Urinetown and Man of LaMancha for PHAMALy. Steve also received a Denver Post Ovation award as “Best Director of a Musical” for PHAMALy’s Joseph… and Side Show as well as a “Best of Westword” award for “Best Direction of a Musical” for PHAMALY’s Beauty and the Beast. His acting credits include numerous Shakespeare festivals, the Denver Center Theatre Company, Compass Theatre Company, the Denver Civic Theatre, and the Theatre Group. Steve, who has overseen the development of three theatre companies, is currently MACC’s Executive Artistic Director, the Director of the Wolf Theatre Academy and serves on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Theatre Guild (former six term President) and the Scientific and Cultural Collaborative (current Board co-chair).