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Mary Beth Cavanaugh
Continuing Lecturer

Ms. Cavanaugh has choreographed for Oregon Shakespeare Festival (for five seasons as choreographer and actor), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The New Victory Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Brisbane Arts Festival, La Mama E.T.C., Aurora Theatre Company, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, TheatreWorks, Shakespeare at Stinson, Mills College Rep, and Summerfest Dance and California Shakespeare Theater (where she is an Associate Artist) for 17 seasons. Directing credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, TheatreFIRST; Proof, Town Hall Theatre Company; Twelfth Night, North Bay Shakespeare Company; Measure for Measure and The Red Wheelbarrow, Shakespeare at Stinson; and Peter and the Wolf, Napa Valley Repertory Theatre. Ms. Cavanaugh currently teaches in the MFA program in the Department of Theatre and Dance at UC Davis and has taught in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance studies at UC Berkeley; California Shakespeare Theater; and at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, where she is the Associate Director. She received her MFA in Dance Composition from Mills College. Ms. Cavanaugh is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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