WHO WE ARE
Founder & Artistic Director, Sarah Reny
Sarah grew up in the theater. She started acting in Montreal, Canada when she was 7 and has never stopped working in the industry. Sarah ran the largest Shakespeare company at Queen’s University for two years, where she doubled audience numbers and grew the annual budget 50% as Artistic Director. Afterward she received a Master’s in Classical Acting from the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and then moved to NYC where she has been working in the theatre ever since. Her work focuses on reimagining classics through a modern lens and utilizing the physical environment of the theatrical space: be it outdoors, under a tent, or in a traditional brick and mortar theater. She prides herself on her imagination, standard of excellence and love of community. She has a home in West Kill, NY.
Associate Producer, Frank Wildermann
Frank has been spending time in the Catskills since he was a boy. His farm in Prattsville, NY has been in his family for 4 generations. As a former actor, he co-founded two separate theater companies, one in Los Angeles and another in New York City. He also has been teaching yoga for over a decade. He teaches to various arts organizations including: the dancers of New York City Ballet, employees of The Calder Foundation, among others. He has taught around world from the Menla Resort in Phoenicia to Feng-Yi Dance in Khaosiung, Taiwan. He is grateful to Sarah for the invitation to join Catskill Mountain Shakespeare, reigniting his first passion of the theater, and to help grow CMS in all the ways it can. Frank is a graduate of Middlebury College, an Eagle Scout, and watched the sun rise from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.