Tammie McKenzie

Education Director

Tammie McKenzie has a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from Grove City College. She worked at the Cincinnati Playhouse and the Pennsylvania Stage Company and became a member of the Actors' Equity Association. Her university teaching spans across Northeast Ohio at Walsh University, John Carroll University, and Malone University where she served as the Director of Theatre for over 25 years. Courses taught include Introduction to Theatre, Acting I & II, Directing, Stagecraft, Theatre History, Introduction to Communication, Oral Interpretation, and Public Speaking. She also directed educational theatre tours to the Shaw/Stratford Festivals, Humana Festival of New American Plays, and Broadway. She taught youth/adult classes and directed at the Players Guild of Canton. She recently served as a Theatre Specialist in Sedona, Arizona creating and implementing theater curriculum for K-12, Career Technical Education, and Dual Enrollment (Yavapai College). She is the founder of Our Stories OurSelves Project sponsored by the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley, AZ. Tammie received two National Endowment for the Humanities grants for her intergenerational work as Producing Director of the Sedona 24-Hour Theatre Festival sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She has served as an Assistant Director for the Canton Symphony Opera, Owensboro Symphony Opera, and Arizona Opera. She has directed over 50 shows including 2 musical premieres. She is certified in the Michael Chekhov Technique from the international Michael Chekhov Association and was a founding director of the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Tammie is honored to be working at Weathervane Playhouse and looks forward to becoming part of this great theatre community.