Camp Director & College Prep Programs Manager
Lia graduated with honors from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2011 with a BA in Shakespeare and Education. She received her Master of Letters in 2015 and her Master of Fine Arts in 2016, both from the Mary Baldwin College Shakespeare & Performance program. Yes, Lia does in fact have three degrees in “Shakespeare” which, as it turns out, is not completely useless when it comes to finding “gainful employment” in the “real world,” Mom.
Lia is a Philadelphia native who initially infiltrated the American Shakespeare Center as an education intern in January of 2012. Instead of leaving Staunton at the end of her internship, Lia stayed put and continued to pretend she worked for the ASC. Over the years, she has masqueraded as the archivist, the financial assistant, a Playhouse tour guide, and an education artist. Having forgotten the fact she doesn’t even work here, in 2016 the ASC promoted Lia to the full-time position of College Prep Programs Manager and Camp Director. Outside of Shakespeare, Lia fancies herself an amateur (but enthusiastic) neuroscientist because brains. She is also particularly fond of Batman, roller coasters, and the Beatles.
Adrienne Johnson Butler
Company Manager & Camp Life Coordinator
Adrienne was born, raised, and educated in the commonwealth of Virginia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance and a minor in English with a self-guided focus on British literature from Longwood University in Farmville, VA. In spite of her degree in performance, Adrienne has worked professionally as a technician and stage manager with the Virginia Theatre Association, the Santa Fe Opera, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz.
Adrienne returned to the Blue Ridge when she enrolled in Mary Baldwin University’s Shakespeare & Performance program where she received both her Master of Letters and Master of Fine Arts. Year round, Adrienne is the ASC’s Company Manager and the Camp Life Coordinator for the ASC Theatre Camp every summer.
Camp Coordination Assistant