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Betsy Bishop

Theatre Producer/Director,
Ashland High School

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Theatre Producer/Director,
Ashland High School
Bronze Member

Bio

Theatre Arts – Betsy Bishop After years playing around on many stages in the most diverse roles, Betsy graduated from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., with a B.A. in Speech and Drama. She has performed with the National Players in Washington, D.C., Romania, and Germany. Later she earned an M.A. in Education at SOU. Since then, she has directed three high school theatre programs as well as teaching English in Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Ohio, and Monrovia, California, before moving to Ashland in 1988. She began directing and producing for AHS Theatre in 1993 and established the school business partnership with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, an invaluable bond for our students. In 1997, AHS Theatre then partnered with the Manhattan Theatre Club (NYC) in their Theatrelink Playwriting Program. Her troupe has presented state showcase in Oregon with five different productions. She has served on the Oregon Thespian Adult Board and has hosted numerous state events in Ashland. Betsy is honored to work with such talented and dedicated students and teachers in Oregon.