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Marla Burkholder (she/her) is the Artistic Director for Intercultural Journeys, a Philadelphia-based company that cultivates performances that engage with social justice issues and amplify diverse cultural perspectives. Marla’s work as an arts administrator, educator and advocate began with a performance focus in theater. She co-founded and led Shakespeare in Clark Park as Producing Artistic Director, performer and curator for 10 years. She also previously directed the education program at 1812 Productions; acted in (member AEA) and worked as vocal/dialect coach for numerous Philadelphia area theater productions; and worked as a teaching artist throughout the region. As an associate instructor of Fitzmaurice Voicework and a Linklater technique specialist, Marla teaches voice and speech to theater students at Temple University and Rider University. Marla holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theater from Eastern Mennonite University and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Temple University. She lives with her husband and two small children in West Philly.
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