Teaching Artists

JULIET GREY KELSEY has been touring with Hedgerow for the past few years and now returns to teaching. Grey is a veteran with the theatre since 1968, and has been associated in many different ways  through the years. She has written and adapted many classic stories composing also their music, and featured as the story teller in most. Among some of her favorites are her Cinderella, Robin Hood, Peter B. Rabbit and Rumpelstiltskin. She, along with her sister Penelope Reed, is teaching a show class this fall. She is looking forward to being with the kids at Hedgerow once again and always happy to have an opportunity to play with her sister.

ALLISON BLOECHL is an company member at Hedgerow.  She holds a dual B.A./B.S. in Theatre and Environmental Science from Muhlenberg College and is a registered Actor-Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. Hedgerow credits include A Murder has been Arranged,Don Quixote, No Sex Please We’re British, Bullshot Crummond, Dracula, Or,, The Mysterious Affair at Styles,The Servant of Two Mastersand Boeing Boeing.

ROBERT GENE PELLECHIO is thrilled to return to the Hedgerow as a teaching artist! Previous credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius/Flute), Run For Your Wife! (Bobby), and three years of A Christmas Carol (various roles). Other stage credits include Mame(Ito), Just a Dream (Walter),Captive (The Doctor), and the shape of things (Adam). In addition to performance Robert currently serves as a teaching artists for Hedgerow’s Creative Camps and has served as Assistant Director for variousPerformance Camps, including Broadway Showstoppers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Godspell JR. Outside of Hedgerow Robert is a company member of the Philadelphia/New York workshop company Elephant Room Production, and has previously served as the Associate Producer and actor for the Philadelphia interactive room-escape show Trapped in a Room with a Zombie.

TERESA KOZIN; graduated from Neumann University with a BA in Art and Theater Production. Worked as a crew member at NU for The Laramie Project, backstage manager for WORKING and Almost Maine, acted in Once On This Island, The Crucible, and Godspell, Stage Managed Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and PROOF, also technical director for PROOF.

Teresa started working as a Stage Manager fellow for Hedgerow Theater in August 2015. Dracula was her first main stage production as Stage Manager.  Since then she has worked on A Christmas Carol, Tales of Poe, and Or,. 

JOSH PORTERA (Watson) is incredibly excited to be working on this new adaptation of Hound of the Baskervilles.  A Hedgerow Resident Actor and graduate from Muhlenberg College (B.A. Theatre),  he has appeared previously at Hedgerow in The Servant of Two Masters (Dr. Lombardi),The Mysterious Affair at Styles(Dr. Bauerstein/others), A Christmas Carol(Cratchit/Past/Others),Dracula (Attendant Butterworth), and Bullshot Crummond (Otto von Brunno/Scalicio).  Josh would like to thank his friends and family for their unwavering support over the years – in spite of all the funny faces and silly accents they had to put up with – and looks forward to being a part of future projects at Hedgerow!

MARK SWIFT is a resident actor at Hedgerow Theatre. Hedgerow credits include: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Alfred),  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Arthur), A Christmas Carol (Fred), Dracula(Renfield), and No Sex Please, We’re British (Brian). 

Susan Wefel is a graduate of Boston University’s Theatre School and is a 35 year Veteran Actress and Company Member of Hedgerow Theatre. She has studied under Dolores Tanner, Rose Schulman, Janet Kelsey, Louis Lippa, and Penelope Reed. Susan teaches our Children and Teens in camps, Saturday classes, and our Performance Classes, and with Chester Charter.

Shaun Yates graduated from Angelo State University in Texas with a B.A. in Theatre. While in Texas, he created choreography for the local high school and taught the theater class for the summer kids’ college. Shaun has been a company member with Hedgerow for three years and has worked on numerous shows including A Little Princess, Oliver, and Charlotte’s Web as both musical director and performer.