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In The News – Internationally acclaimed theater professional now leads Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

April 8, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally published in the Sierra Sun on 04/08/2024, Written by Brenna O’Boyle

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – When Joe Atack was 11 and growing up in a small village in Northern England, he had a drama teacher who had an incredible impact on him.

“The thing that got me started was a really amazing theater teacher,” said Atack, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s new executive director. “Lynda Ross was a catalyst for me to train as an actor. She was a fantastic teacher and a fantastic person. Lynda was really formative in my process to becoming an actor.”

Ross was Atack’s drama teacher and mentor throughout high school.


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