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Cassy Maxton-Whitacre

Theatre, Film, and Communications Instructor,
Shenandoah Valley Governor's School

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Theatre, Film, and Communications Instructor,
Shenandoah Valley Governor's School
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Bio

I teach acting, film, and communications at Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School in Fishersville, Virginia. I am a native of Dayton, Ohio, and I hold a B.A. in theatre from Miami University in Ohio and a teaching certificate in preK-12 theatre arts from Mary Baldwin College. I am currently enrolled in the MFA Theatre Education Program at the Mississippi University for Women.

Prior to getting my full-time teaching job, I taught after-school drama programs in the Augusta County schools and directed summer camps for ShenanArts community theatre. I also performed educational children's theatre for elementary schools and libraries with Impressions Theatre.

I perform locally with ShenanArts, Waynesboro Players, Clever By Half Productions, Blue Ridge Community College, and Oak Grove Theatre.

Directing Credits: The Olympians (pilot production), The Hello Girls (high school pilot), Sense and Sensibility, Lucky Stiff, Arabian Nights, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Decision Height; Almost, Maine; Pippin, Much Ado About Nothing, Still Life With Iris, Kiss Me, Kate; The Women of Troy, Triangle, Urinetown.

Acting Credits: Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Mary Bailey), Hands on a Hardbody, Les Miserablés, A Few Good Men (Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway), City of Angels (Gabby/Bobbi), Picnic, Tuesday Mourning, A Little Night Music, Hairspray, Pippin (Fastrada), Shenandoah Moon (Lizzie), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Rosa), To Kill A Mockingbird (Mayella Ewell), Pride & Prejudice (Elizabeth Bennett), Harvey (Nurse Kelly).

Education

Mississippi University for Women
Columbus
MFA, 2024
Theatre Education
Dissertation: Peer & Student Collaboration Through the Play Adaptation Process

Mary Baldwin College
Staunton
Teacher Licensure
PreK-12 Theatre Arts

Miami University
Oxford
BA
Theatre

Job History

Shenandoah Valley Governor's School
Theatre, Film, and Communications Instructor
Fishersville
July 2009 - present