Lynna Schmidt

Lynna Schmidt, is a professional actor & director. Lynna has extensive regional and national experience in all types of artistic endeavors. She has worked locally as a director at Academy Theatre and as an actor at Theatre Emory, Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Tavern, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Theatre In The Square, Springer Opera Company and has been a company member of Alabama Shakespeare Festival.  Other work includes the Artistic Director for Grace Theatre and Producer/director/actor with the National Children’s Theatre Company, Artistic director and director of the Henry Arts Alliance Children’s Summer Camp Musical.   Lynna received her BA in Theater and Broadcasting from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Theater from the University of Alabama, based at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Some of her acting highlights include Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet; Menopause, The Musical; Hamlet, The Musical;  Ah, Wilderness; 1940’s Radio Hour; A Midsummer Nights Dream; Crimes Of The Heart; A Chorus Line; Three Tall Women; Noises Off; Private Lives and A Christmas Carol.  Her directing highlights include West Side Story; Once Upon A Mattress; Godspell; Love Letters; Midsummer Nights Dream; You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Norman Conquests; Cheaper By The Dozen; You Can’t take It With You and Birds Of a Feather.

She has taught acting classes, scene studies, audition classes, and drama workshops for all ages of young people and adults.  In addition, she is an acting coach for young people/adults auditioning for advanced Theater programs and film and theater auditions.