Ruth received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Aaron Copland
School of Music in New York and a Master of Music in Voice Performance
from the University of Maryland. Her versatile performance career ranges
from opera and musical theater to folk and jazz. Ruth teaches voice at her
private studio in Baltimore. A co-founder of the Musical Theater Summer
Camp, her close association with the Carver Center has resulted in many
of her former students going on to professional careers in opera, in
Hollywood films and on Broadway. As well as giving frequent concerts,
Ruth conducts acting and vocal workshops and master classes in
Baltimore and surrounding areas.
Jason studied dance at Goucher University,, Indiana State University, Las
Vegas Entertainment, NYC Ballet Company, Towson State University and
worked under the direction of such Broadway greats as Robert Whitehead
and Hal Prince. Other credits include: Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, Central
Maryland School of Ballet, North Potomac Ballet, NBC and CBS. Jason
appeared on the soap opera As The World Turns, at the Kennedy Center,
and on the Broadway stage (Medea). Locally, he teaches youngsters at
Riverside Stage, and directs and choreographs at numerous community
theaters. Currently, he serves as Theatre Operations Manager of
Children's Theatre of Annapolis.
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|Jose de la Mar
Jose received his BA in Theatre from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.
He has performed with and has directed for many theatre companies in
the area, including Musical ArtistsTheatre, Children's Theatre of
Annapolis, Merely Players and Do or Die Productions. He teaches acting
and directing classes at Riverside Stage and throughout Anne Arundel
County and Howard County. Jose has designed and built sets for various
productions dating back to his college days. Additionally, Jose makes his
living as a working actor doing commercials and industrial training videos.
|Mary Jane Oelke
Mary Jane is a puppetmaster, actress, artist, theatre artist and musician.
She designed sets, masks and costumes for Fells Point Corner
Theatre, Spotlighters, Municipal Opera Company of Baltimore, Vagabond
Theatre, and Pumpkin Theatre. Her work has been seen at The Walters
Art Gallery, Towson University and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her
marionette company has delighted of children at The National Theatre,
Fells Point Festival and Artscape. Mary Jane is a recipient of a Maryland
State Arts Council Award and the Governor's Citation.
Stagecraft & Costumes
Lauren holds a BA with honors in Performance Theater and Studio Art
from High Point University. Currently a member of the Chesapeake
Shakespeare Company, she is a stage manager, scenic painter and
performer, appearing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Comedy of
Errors, Poe’s Last Stanza, Coriolanus, and Sweeney Todd. She stage
managed Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Uncle Vanya, and Richard
II. Lauren’s work as a scenic painter was seen in CSC productions of A
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol, Uncle Vanya, A Comedy
of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, and Titus Andronicus.