STEPHANIE TEMPLE (EDUCATION DIRECTOR)
Stephanie Temple, a Central California native, has been at NCTC since 2002, working as an teacher, director and Children’s Playwright-in-Residence. Ms. Temple specializes in curriculum development and creating devised works, and she enjoys mentoring both students and teaching artists. With a Master's in Drama from SFSU and a B.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Theatre, Ms. Temple is also an actor, puppeteer (most recently seen as Kate Monster in NCTC’s Avenue Q,) and a director/choreographer. Over the past twenty years, she has taught acting, improvisation, dance and musical theatre at NCTC, SFSU, CSU Stanislaus, Merced College, PCPA Theatrefest and currently runs the drama program at Live Oak School in Potrero Hill. As director of the Family Matinee program, Ms. Temple has adapted and developed original plays such as Goldi Locks and the Three Aliens, Sock Puppet Jamboree, Bollywood Sleeping Beauty, The Odyssey, and Rock ‘n Roll Cinderella.
Jamie Brooke (Education Program Administrator)
Jamie Brooke (she/they) comes to San Francisco (traditional lands of Ramaytush Ohlone people) from Philadelphia (traditional lands of Lenni Lenape people). She received her B.A. in Theater and minor in Anthropology from Temple University. Jamie’s theater background includes acting, stage management, house management, dance, and ensemble-based devised work. While in college, Jamie immersed herself in theatre, LGBTQIA+ studies & activities, political organizing, and social/cultural learning while studying abroad in India. Post-college, Jamie has a deeper focus on confronting systems of oppression in the United States, particularly as it pertains to race, gender, and class.
Jamie is in gratitude to Power Street Theatre Company, the entrepreneurial group Junto, JANE.hr, the San Francisco Foundation, SPACE ON SPACE Magazine, and now NCTC, for the opportunities to grow as a project manager, multidisciplinary artist, and collaborator for organizational infrastructure and social change. Jamie would not be here without the mentorship and leadership of women of color in her life, particularly through Power Street and SFF. Jamie is excited and eager to contribute her skills and experience to NCTC!
ASPEN CLARK (Satellite Program Manager)
Born in Los Angeles, Aspen (she/her) found herself in love with theatre from before she could remember. From childhood through college, she participated in school productions, and upon graduation from Loyola Marymount University’s theatre program, she spent her early acting career in Los Angeles. Aspen pivoted to working in film for a few more years but always missed her roots. Moving up to the Bay in the summer of 2022 provided her the opportunity to return to theatre and help nurture the next generation as a teaching artist. Aspen has been a member of the Edu Team since 2022 as a Teaching Artist at several SF schools. In her spare time, she loves running, playing video games, brunch and cooking with her partner.