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Meet Our Faculty

Steve Small (Program Director/Director/Technical Director). Continuing to explore his craft, Steve is preparing for the role of Big Daddy in The Middlebury Actors Workshop (MAW) presentation of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Other theater credits include: Lenny Small in Of Mice and Men, Bobby Gould in Speed the Plow, Roy in Lone Star, Dr. Gibbs in Our Town, Creature in Frankenstein, Zampanio in La Strada, TV's L.A. Law, and the films Hiding Out, Mineville, Pursuit of Happiness, and Steven. Tech work: Off Broadway, London's West End, American Playhouse, films The Abyss, Edward Scissorhands, Mistress. Director: Alice in Love and 65 A.R.T. productions. Castleton State College productions The Crucible, Picnic, The Good Doctor, and Philadelphia, Here I Come.

Sheena Strada (English Instructor). Sheena graduated cum laude from Colby-Sawyer College and has graduate credits from the University of Vermont and Castleton State College. She began her career teaching middle school Language Arts but fate brought her to A.R.T. in 2011 and for that she will be eternally grateful. 

Candace Burkle (English Instructor Emeritus) produced and costumed all A.R.T. productions and directed the touring Children's Shows.  She taught for thirty-six years, and still learned something new each day. Sadly, we lost Candace in 2011 but her spirit and vision continue to guide the program.

Steve and Candace in the early days of A.R.T.