selfportrait - Kathryn Gresham-Lancaster

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Kathryn Gresham-Lancaster

Executive Director of Orima, Inc., a 510.c3 non-profit corporation. She is an artist, poet, puppeteer and teacher with fifteen years of experience in California schools, art studios, city of Oakland summer programs, and recreation centers. She has taught a variety of classes including Art Together (a program for parents/caregivers and young children), shadow puppets, hand puppets, arts and crafts, script writing, acting and improvisation, and a series of classes entitled "Shakesphere's England". She is the Founder and Director of Hundredth Monkey Productions and a founding member of The Puppet People troupe which performed in festivals, libraries, parks and private homes from 1983-1996. She has worked with Jerry Halliday(puppeteer), and Yurek Bogiaevitch and David Lehrman (stage and film performance). Kathryn is a published poet . She received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.