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Upcoming September 2017 Clinicians:

Julie Forbes Resh

Atlanta Actress/Artistic AU Director/AU Set Designer


Julie Forbes Resh has been working on in theatre and on stage since a very young age. She has studied acting, stage craft, costuming and theatrical makeup throughout high school and college, eventually moving on to perform in semi-professional theatre in Texas. Julie joined the Atlanta theatre scene back in 2010 and has been a part of several metro Atlanta theatre companies since. In addition to performing on stage, Julie has been active designing sets for Acting UP since their first large scale production of Music Man. Julie has also served as props mistress and director for Acting UP, costume director for Blake Cooper Productions and runs her own theatrical costuming/props business, JFR Theatrical Costumes. Her most recent works include appearances in Centerstage North's Motherhood Out Loud and Acting UP's production of Meet Me in St. Louis as Katie the Irish maid and set designer/assistance director.  Julie is currently working on set designs for her next directorial adventure, Barefoot in the Park as well as Acting UP's next musical, Annie.

Rhnea Wright Ausmus

New York and Atlanta Actress/AU Artistic Director/AU Producer


Rhnea Wright Ausmus has had many opportunities develop as an actress, producer, director, and teacher throughout her career. She has been a New York actress since 1980.  Her early career roles include Charity in Sweet Charity, Mabel in Mack and Mabel, Ellie in Showboat, Grace Farrell in Annie, Sonia in They're Playing Our Song.  Her favorite roles in theses last few years have been Louise in Always Patsy Cline, Jeanette in The Full Monty, and Grandma in The Addams Family .  She began producing and directing in 2012 by founding Acting UP at RUMC and has been the proud producer and director of many productions including Godspell, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Oklahoma!, The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, and Meet Me In St. Louis.  

Upcoming February 2018 Clinicians:

Ashley Owens

AU Choreographer

T. Dwayne Wright

AU Musical Director