We are so excited to announce our new relationship with The Ampersand Project (TAP), a theater collective focused on training, coaching, and community-building for young artists across Massachusetts and beyond! The founder and artistic director, Kate Sheridan, reached out to us to host TAP’s official kickoff with a full day of theater training, classes, and community. Her vision, energy, and professionalism immediately made us want to explore a partnership. We’ve been looking for a way to offer classes, summer camps, and more live theater to the MetroWest community, and this is a quality match. Stay tuned for updates about classes, upcoming productions, and summer camps! We’re moving fast, sign up for our newsletter by texting Livearts to 22828 to stay up to date!
The Ampersand Project (@taptheatre) is a theatre collective focused on training, coaching, and community-building for young artists across Massachusetts and beyond. TAP seeks to provide equitable access to high-quality, pre-professional, and creatively empowering theatre experiences in the form of classes, master classes, and skills workshops, a growing database of resources, and access to a network of professionals in the entertainment industry as mentors & coaches. We seek to create art & relationships in a "brave space", fostering a nurturing, engaging, and holistically-minded community that prioritizes growth of the whole person, supports meaningful and diverse exploration of disciplines, and celebrates the collective achievements of the theatre community at large (within peer group, school, state, and beyond) as an important and essential part of a changing world.
Kate Sheridan is the founder & artistic director of The Ampersand Project, to which she brings 20+ years of theatrical experience as an actor, writer, singer, and, most recently, teaching artist, adjudicator, and activist. She holds a Master's degree in Educational Theatre with an emphasis in Applied Theatre from NYU's Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development, in addition to a B.A. in Theatre & Creative Writing from College of the Holy Cross and theatrical training in various disciplines from North Shore Music Theatre, The Second City Chicago, The Groundlings LA, and San Juan, Puerto Rico's El Cascaron. Performance & directing credits include The Triad Theatre NYC, Maine's Barn Arts Collective, Theatre at the Mount, and teaching at Walnut Hill School for the Arts & The Hanover Theatre Conservatory. Kate has served as an adjudicator for almost all of the programs of the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild, as well as the MA Thespians, TAMY Awards, and MET's inaugural Jimmy Awards qualifier. www.hellokatesheridan.com