Changing the lives of children through music
DIRECTOR OF DRAMA
Sheila Stasack joined the PALS program as a director in 1994. Since then, she has directed several PALS performances, including Carousel, Bye Bye Birdie, Damn Yankees, Meet Me in St. Louis, Hello Dolly, 1776, and The Phantom Tollbooth. Sheila has also directed for the University of Scranton, Worcester Foothills Theater, Boston Playwrights' Theater, the Institute for Contemporary Arts, and the University of Chicago, among others, and has taught at the Boston Conservatory and Curry College. As an actress, Sheila has performed in the Midwest, New England, New York and Florida. Locally she was most recently seen in the award-winning Laramie Project for Boston Theater Works, which was reprised at Gloucester Stage. Internationally, Sheila has toured Russia and the Ukraine with the Chekhov Theater Company as Gertrude in Hamlet and Polina in The Seagull. She was also a member of the American team at the Improvisational Theater League's Sixth World Cup competition.
DRAMA TEACHER, SENIOR PALS
This is Julie’s second year with PALS. She has taught at Brandeis University, Wheaton College, Stoneham Theatre, The American Stage Festival, and New Art Center. She has directed The Pirates of Penzance (Oak Hill Middle School), Once Upon a Mattress (Peacock Players at The American Stage Festival), and Honk! (Stoneham Theatre Young Company). She received her BFA in Music Theatre from The Conservatory at Webster University (St. Louis, MO), her MFA in Acting from Brandeis University (Waltham, MA), and was a scholarship recipient for the Royal National Theatre’s Summer Program in London. As an actor, Julie has work with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (Macbeth), Gloucester Stage Company (Dinner with Friends), Lyric Stage Company (Sunday in the Park with George; The Miracle Worker; It’s All True), Speakeasy (Passion; Company), The New Rep (King Lear), Stoneham Theatre (The Girl in the Frame; A Christmas Carol), Ogunquit Playhouse (Footloose), Goodspeed-at-Chester (Annie 2). She is a founding member of The Village Theatre Project.
DANCE TEACHER, SENIOR PALS
ACCOMPANIST, SENIOR PALS
DRAMA TEACHER, JUNIOR PALS
MOVEMENT TEACHER, JUNIOR PALS