Frank Bartucca, Artistic Director and Founder of 4th Wall Stage Company. Frank received BA and MA degrees in English Literature at the University of Delaware, and pursued Doctoral work in English Literature at Emory University. His studies included Criticism, Aesthetics, the English Renaissance, and the Romantic Poets. In addition to teaching drama and writing, he studied acting with the Boston Lyric Theatre, the Actors’ Shakespeare Project and Foothills Theatre. He has participated in Meisner training and Master Acting classes with numerous theatre groups. Frank resides in Grafton MA.
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Whit Wales, Director. Whit has been active in theatrical writing, performance and direction for the past 35 years. He worked as an equity actor in Louisville, Kentucky and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His plays have been recognized as finalists at the short play festival at Actors’ Theatre of Louisville and have been staged at Providence Black Repertory Theatre and Playhouse on Park in Hartford, Connecticut. For 20 years, Whit headed the performing arts program at a small boarding school in North Central Massachusetts. Whit is a graduate of Amherst College and received an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University.
Robbin Joyce, Director. Robbin has been acting, directing and stage-managing for theaters in Central New England for decades. She most recently appeared in 4th Wall Stage Company’s production of The Savannah Disputation. Favorite roles include Heidi Holland in The Heidi Chronicles, Timothea in Sea Marks, Katherina in Taming of the Shrew, Goneril in King Lear, Rita in Prelude to a Kiss, Suzy in Wait Until Dark, Roz in Moon Over Buffalo and Christina in Dancing at Lughnasa. Robbin has also appeared in Rumors, The Miracle Worker, Steel Magnolias, The Mousetrap, Accomplice, Quilters and numerous other plays. She has studied dance for a number of years. Robbin has a BS in Business from Worcester State University and an MBA from Western New England University. When not on stage, she’s the Regional Business Manager for a cluster of Worcester and Springfield radio stations and is a member of the Finance Committee for the Town of Spencer.
Barbara Guertin, Managing Director. Originally from New York City, Barbara moved to Worcester, MA in 1998. A long-standing member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, Barbara has 40 years of experience in the Performing Arts arena as an actor, director and producer. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Rutgers University and has studied in London, New York, and on the West Coast. For 4th Wall, Barbara directed the “The Most Dangerous Woman” in 2014 at the Worcester Historical Museum and will direct “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 2015 at the Hanover Theater. She directed Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” at the Hanover Theatre. With Frank Bartucca, she co-directed last season’s “Uncle Vanya,” as well as “With Improvements by the Actors” in Alternatives’ Short Play Festival. Also under the 4th Wall umbrella, Barbara co-produced “Killer Joe” with Zero Point Theater in the Boston area, and brought it to Worcester’s Hibernian Club. Barbara created the 4th Wall Children’s Theater program, and has produced “Robin Hood” and this season’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Arkansaw Bear.” Barbara is committed to Worcester’s cultural landscape and has created an Actor Outreach which supplies talent for events at the Worcester Art Museum, Ecotarium and Worcester Historical Museum. Barbara also produces films with local independent filmmakers and recently developed Mass Studios, which will be the second largest film studio on the East Coast.
To contact Barbara, e-mail: Barbara@4thwallstagecompany.org