MEET THE PLAYERS

THE PLAYERS
Sybille Bruun-Moss
Executive Director

Sybille Bruun-Moss is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Shakespeare Forum. Sybille teaches Shakespeare for Actors, as well as Voice and Speech, and Shakespearean Verse/Text courses. She has worked with educational arts outreach programs such as Project Shine and the Brachiate Outreach Division, and developed The Shakespeare Forum's Educational Curriculum, all programming committed to bringing arts and arts education to under-served communities and children with special needs.

 

Sybille has directed numerous productions both in New York and regionally. Highlights include: The Taming of the Shrew (Live Theatre Workshop), The Insatiate Countess (American Shakespeare Center Staged Reading Series), Macbeth (Brachiate Theatre Company), as well as Hamlet (Theatre for the New City), Love's Labour's Lost, and The Merchant of Venice (both at The Gym at Judson) with The Shakespeare Forum.

Tyler Moss
Artistic Director

Tyler Moss is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The Shakespeare Forum. He believes that every show, every rehearsal, and every audition should be as beneficial to the performer as every class. He is committed to the growth of his students, both as performers and people. 

 

Acting credits include: Cyrano de Bergerac, Hamlet, Henry V, as well as roles in A Midsummer Night's DreamTwelfth NightMuch Ado About NothingCymbelineMacbethKing Lear, The MiserSpeed of Darkness, and Waiting for Lefty. In 2010 he won a FringeNYC Excellence in Performance Award for his original portrayal of Jameson Parks in Terror Superhighway.​ 

 

Tyler studied with Jim Warren, Dean Irby, Larry Pisoni, Hovey Burgess, Mark Gindick, Dick Monday, and Tiffany Riley.  These teachers instilled a love of performance and teaching, something he believes should go hand in hand.

Whitney Busch
Managing Director
 

Whitney Busch is the Managing Director of the Shakespeare Forum.  With a long history in both theatre and the business world, she brings dedication and passion along with her as she lends support to the rest of the Forum team.

Whitney has been in the acting world for 20 years, starting in a her local community theatre.  Since then she has performed all over the country with a variety of companies.  Select credits include:  Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Shakespeare Forum); Anna Petrovnah in Platonov (Columbia Stages); Rosalind in As You Like It (South Dakota Shakespeare Festival); Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Juliet/Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet; Cassius in Julius Caesar (Shakesperience Productions, Inc.); Jeanne in Fat Pig, Mary in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play (Salem Repertoire Theatre). www.whitneyjbusch.com

 

 
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Kevin Stanfa
Teacher/Coach/Facilitator

Kevin Stanfa is a New York based actor and teacher. Born in Chicago and raised in Utah, he holds a BFA from the University of Utah, an MFA from Florida State's Asolo Conservatory and is a proud member of Actors Equity. He works throughout the city with several companies, but is most definitely at home with Shakespeare Forum community. As an actor he has been a part of past Shakespeare Forum productions (HENRY V, TITUS). He has also worked with The Humanist Project (Francis Goes to War, Titus Andronicus), Titan Theater Company (Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing), South Brooklyn Shakespeare (Twelfth Night), Artistic New Directions (Human Resources & Night of Eclectic Short Plays). Regional Credits Include: Hearts, The Life of Galileo and the Perfume Shop at Asolo Repertory.

 

 

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Gwen Sisco
Teacher/Facilitator 

Gwenevere Sisco is a New York-based teaching artist, passionate about creating a space for people of all ages to play, connect, explore their world, and express themselves.  She has been a teacher-in-residence with Shakespeare Forum, Bright Horizons, Stages on the Sound, and Artworks, providing acting, singing, animation and storytelling sessions to young people, including those with life-limiting illnesses and special needs.  

 

Gwen studied at Loyola University in New Orleans,  British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford and Moscow Art Theatre at ART-Harvard, and American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  She is a NYC Teaching Fellow, earning her Masters in Special Education from Pace University. 

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Grace Rao
Teacher/Facilitator 

Grace Rao is an actor and educator residing in Park Slope, Brooklyn. After graduating with her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University she worked at The Public, Santa Cruz Shakespeare Brave New World Theatre as well as several NY Off-Broadway workshops. She was last seen in the ABC DISCOVERS: New York Talent Showcase. 

 

2020 will mark her fourth year teaching for The Shakespeare Forum where she heads up the PS108 middle school Shakespeare program. When she is not acting, coaching or writing in the third person she can be found shouting out unrequested puns. 

Board of Directors

Megan Sprenger - President

Ben Cacchione - Treasurer

Matt Wally

Mila Rosenthal

Sybille Bruun Moss

Tyler Moss

Erin Keskeny

Francis Mateo

Antonio Disla