Advanced Acting Takes on Twelfth Night with Kirsten Giroux and David Kudler

In May, visiting artists and actors Kirsten Giroux and David Kudler joined the Advanced Acting class to teach a unit on Shakespeare. Over the course of six sessions they worked on scenes from Twelfth Night. Collaborating virtually, they scanned the scenes and worked with Kirsten and David on language choices. The students performed the scenes on their last day of class. In Maura’s words, “they came so far in just six classes, and Kirsten was blown away!”

You can read more about Kirsten and David below.

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David Kudler is a writer, editor, author, and performer living just north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife, Maura Vaughn. A professional actor and teacher since 1988, he has performed with theaters across the country, including ACT, TheatreWorks, California Shakespeare, Marin Theatre Company, and the Denver Center Theatre Company. Recently, he has narrated many audiobooks. David runs his own small publishing company, Stillpoint Digital Press. Since 1999, he has overseen the publications program for Joseph Campbell Foundation, editing four posthumous volumes of Campbell's unpublished writing and lectures and overseeing editions of eighty additional titles in print, audio, video, and ebook formats, including the third edition of his masterpiece, Hero with a Thousand Faces. He authored Risuko, a historical adventure novel, and is working on Bright-Eyes, the sequel. David has also worked with the Branson School to publish Through the Arches, a celebration of the history of the school.