Shari Prestwood

(Director) founded Commedia del Arte over twenty years ago. She writes or adapts all of the troupe’s scripts, tailoring them to the troupe’s specific members or abilities.  Shari leads an acting class, and she also teaches Spanish, dancing, and fencing.  She choreographs all of the troupe’s fight scenes. Her most recent roles include Aunt Abby in Arsenic and Old Lace, the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, the title character in Sherlock Holmes, and Algie in The Importance of Being Earnest.