LaTasha Do'zia is the founder and artistic director of Selah Theatre Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit teaching and reaching over 750 young actors in many venues throughout the Shenandoah Valley. LaTasha is known as the "Teen Whisperer" as she inspires young aspiring artists to engage through the art of theatre. to seek beyond the text and develop an understanding of humanity through emotional, physical and character development. The importance of every aspiring artist should be to connect with audiences through genuine human likeness in order to create a safe space of positive conversations surrounding social justice, society and positive community impact. LaTasha is not a stranger to the stage. She is an accomplished performer with credits in both Regional and Community Theatre, including the Other Voices Theatre, Theatre of Shenandoah, Sandler Performing Arts Center, the Apollo Civic Theater, Winchester Little Theater, Ohrstrom-Bryant Theater and The Kennedy Center . She has been seen in productions such as Avenue Q (Gary Coleman), The Miracle Worker (Viney), Chicago (Mama Matron Morton), Hairspray (Motormouth), Necessary Targets (J.S. Bach) and From Prison to Stage. Her directorial credits include Laramie Project, Vagina Monologues, The Colored Museum, Fences, Love Letters, The Diviners, Grace and Glory, A Seussariffic Christmas Carol, Steel Magnolias and many more. La Tasha graduated from the elite Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk, VA before moving to Winchester, VA to further her education at Shenandoah University. She has completed coursework in voice, theatre, and communications at Shenandoah University.
Kathryn Milton has a BA in theatre technical lighting and set design and a MA in directing. She has taught theatre classes at Shenandoah University and has also directed children's theatre. In addition, she has taught speech courses at both George Mason University and Lord Fairfax Community College and has experience with set and lighting design at Wayside Theatre. She worked for 20+ years at Los Angeles Valley College in the Theatre and Film Department where she taught stagecraft, set and lighting design, and acting and directing. While there she also was responsible for all facility set designs and construction for the first four years. In addition, she was responsible for setting up and managing the Lab Theatre, where the advanced directing students showcase productions.
Sally Anderson is an adjunct assistant professor at Shenandoah University. She was educated at the University of Toronto and Cambridge University. She spent two years with the Royal Shakespeare Company and still considers sharing the genius of William Shakespeare a driving force in her life. The highlight of her long career in theatre and academia included many summers with The Vineyard Playhouse in Martha’s Vineyard as an Equity Actress and Stage
Manager, and eight years of serving as dialogue coach for Jessica Tandy & Hume Cronyn. Other than that, she narrated Storm Jameson’s Journey From the North, on Audible.com; appeared in SSMT’s Little Me, Oliver! and My Fair Lady; directed The Hollow Crown, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It at The Museum of The Shenandoah Valley, and directed and acted at Winchester Little Theatre for 18 years.
Cait Kelley is a recent graduate from the Shenandoah University Conservatory where she pursued a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. A National Youth Arts award winner, she has choreographed five shows and taught many masterclasses in the Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Recently working on the film short "Celtic Cross" as Keira, Cait has gained an appreciation for film work and strives to make sure that all her work translates between mediums well.
Spring 2021 Courses by Cait
Dancing through Life; Musical Theatre through the Ages