Jun 13 2021
Shelley Hartle reads The Monitor, by Scott Kaiser. Then, Shelley shares her response to the story. After that, Scott and Olena discuss the story and the play on which it's based, with a wrap up to season 1!Tales from the Vomitorium: 38 Short Stories by Scott Kaiser is sponsored in part by Whidbey Telecom, the Goosefoot Community Fund, and The Goose Community Grocer.Shelley Hartle (she/her; Reader) has worked as an actor for the last 37 years on Whidbey Island, Washington. She studied acting at Seattle’s Freehold Theatre and appeared in Miss Julie (Christine) at the Northwest Actors’ Studio, also in Seattle. Her Shakespearean credits include Hamlet (Queen Gertrude), Macbeth (First Witch), and at ISF, Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Quince), Richard III (Queen Margaret). Other favorite roles include Dr. Livingstone in Agnes of God, Lady Sneerwell in The School for Scandal, Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond, Clairee Belcher in Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Soames in Our Town, Polly Wyeth in Other Desert Cities, and Sister Angelita in Penguin Blues. In addition, Ms. Hartle has worked as a director for Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), Island Theatre, and Whidbey Children’s Theater. She has narrated documentaries and has acted in several radio theater productions with David Ossman, who laughingly calls her his onstage wife. She has also narrated for the Seattle Peace Chorus. Ms. Hartle learned to fence when she played Charlotte Hay in Moon Over Buffalo. She also learned rudimentary twirling for the role of Twirler in Talking With. Trained in both comedy and drama, Ms. Hartle brings clarity, consistency and commitment to the roles she plays. She’s a team player who inspires others to bring their A-game.Scott Kaiser (he/him; Author) is a nationally recognized master teacher of acting and voice, as well as a director, playwright, and author. For 28 seasons, Scott served as a member of the artistic staff at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, where he directed, adapted, coached, or performed in all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays. Scott is the author of four books on Shakespeare: Have Shakespeare, Will Travel; The Tao of Shakespeare; Shakespeare’s Wordcraft; and Mastering Shakespeare. He has also penned several original plays, including Falstaff in Love, Love’s Labor’s Won, Now This, Splittin’ the Raft, and Shakespeare’s Other Women: A New Anthology of Monologues. Scott has directed at numerous theatre training programs around the country, including Carnegie-Mellon University, The University of Washington, Duke University, Seattle University, Santa Clara University, the University of Oregon, and Southern Oregon University. Scott holds an ADVS from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, an MFA from the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program in Seattle, and a BA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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