Great River Shakespeare Festival welcomes new director of education


Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) recently welcomed its new Director of Education Carrie Nath. Nath recently moved from Louisville, Ky., to Winona to join the festival. Nath is an arts administrator, director, choreographer, actor and arts educator and has been working throughout the U.S. for 30 years.

Nath’s passions are movement-based storytelling and creating opportunities for the next generation of artists to thrive. She considers herself fortunate to have combined these loves throughout her career in a variety of capacities including executive director of Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts; director of education at Kentucky Arts Council; the associate director of education for the Seattle Opera; education consultant for Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.; choreographer/director at Manhattan School of Music,Cornish College of the Arts, Baltimore/Nebraska/Kentucky/Seattle Shakespeare and Youth Theatre Northwest; resident teaching artist at Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Stage One Theater, the Washington National Opera, the Shakespeare Theater in D.C., Seattle Repertory Theatre; and acting at Nebraska Shakespeare, The Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska, Nebraska Theater Caravan, The Immediate Theatre of Seattle, Seattle Shakespeare Company and Twelfth Night, Inc.

Nath has served on arts education panels for the National Endowment for the Arts and on a teaching artist advisory group for The Lincoln Center in New York City. She is looking forward to working with area schools through GRSF’s Shakespeare in the Schools program as well as planning for summer programs such as Shakespeare for Young Actors, Shakespeare for Young Designers, Will’s Power Players, and Will’s Creative Drama. She is also planning on creating materials and learning opportunities for area educators. Interested educators may contact Nath at

For more information about GRSF’s education program, season passes, and single ticket sales, please contact the GRSF Box Office at 79 East Third Street, Winona; call 507-474-7900; or visit

Great River Shakespeare Festival is a nonprofit, professional equity theater company in Winona dedicated to dynamic productions of Shakespeare’s plays, extensive education and community outreach programs, and comprehensive theater training. Its production season has become a staple in the Winona arts scene since its inception 15 years ago. GRSF’s 15th season will feature “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “All’s Well That Ends Well” by William Shakespeare, “Venus in Fur” by David Ives, and the regional premiere of “Shakespeare in Love,” the play. For more information visit


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