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Roundabout Theatre Company Announces Six New Members of Teaching Artist Roster

Bob Franklin, Kent Jackson, Yolanda Ramsay, and more are among the new additions. logo
Roundabout Theatre Company artistic director Todd Haimes announced six new members of its roster of teaching artists.
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Roundabout Theatre Company and Education at Roundabout announced six new members to its roster of teaching artists. Lighting designer Bob Franklin, actor-director-playwright Kent Jackson, technical director David Kaplan, hairstylist Yolanda Ramsay, lighting designer Annie Wiegand, and costume designer Haydee Zelideth will be joining more than 50 other artists to help thousands of New York public school students write, design, direct, and perform.

"At Roundabout, we pride ourselves as being a home for artists," the company's artistic director, Todd Haimes, said in a statement. "Our commitment to training and supporting teaching artists is a perfect example of this core value. We are thrilled to welcome these talented and accomplished artists to our roster of teaching artists who serve as the catalyst for our incredible education programs. Through their work, we are able to expand our partnerships with our vibrant community of teachers and students."

For over 20 years, Roundabout has developed education programs that provide students with access to the arts, encourage social and emotional learning, cultivate skills they will need to succeed in college and careers, and give their teachers the tools to help students flourish. Education at Roundabout has expanded to include programming ranging from student matinees, to classroom residencies and school-wide partnerships in NYC public schools, to professional development workshops for teachers, to audience engagement programming for our subscribers, to an apprenticeship and internship program, and our after-school program, Student Production Workshop.