ABOUT US

David Anderson


DAVID ANDERSON
  recently played  multiple roles in the Off-Broadway production of Chekhovek. He recently played Man in The Lost Frontier of America for Walking the dog Theater (WTD) and Claire in Genet’s The Maids for New Stage Theatre in Pittsfield. Last summer he played the Stage Manager in and directed Our Town for WTD/PS21. In 2009 he played Anton Chekhov in I Take Your Hand In Mine and Malvolio in Twelfth Night for WTD. Favorite roles include: Hamlet in the collaborative production of Hamlet – a performance The Independent gave Best Male Actor for 2007; Pale in Burn This, Sceparnio in the U.S. Premiere of The Storm, and Roxane in Cyrano. He annually performs a one-man A Christmas Carol, tours with The Gospel of John, and is a member of WTD’s OFF LEASH! Improv Ensemble. For film: lead roles in CodaUnderstudyVarious States of ReposeSky, and Within A Forest. He has directed over 30 productions—eleven Shakespeare plays and, recently, WTD’s EurydicePainting Churches, and Julius Caesar (with inmates at the Greene County Correctional Facility, as part of WTD’s Prison Outreach Program). David has published poetry and written three plays: The Lost SonWalking the dog, and The Lost Frontier of America. He serves as Executive Artistic Director for WTD (www.wtdtheater.org). 

CLICK HERE to hear David speak about The Gospel of John




Laurie Portocarrero

LAURIE PORTOCARRERO
 trained in the Chekhov method under Fern Sloan and Ted Pugh in 1995, and studied speech, movement and drama in the US, Switzerland and Australia. She is a long-time member of The Actors’ Ensemble and Walking the dog Theater, appearing in many of their productions. Most recently she has been seen in The Little PrinceUnder MilkWood, and Rudolf Steiner’s The Portal of Initiation. Laurie tours the United States and Canada in Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful LilyAeschylus Unbound, and the widely acclaimed The Gospel of John. She directs a summer program for children, Drama for the Little Folk and the Middle Folk, teaches adult workshops, and offers drama to special needs adults in New York’s Hudson Valley. Laurie is Waldorf-educated, holds a BA in Theatre Arts, and also trained at Sunbridge College and Rudolf Steiner College.

CLICK HERE to hear Laurie speak about The Gospel of John






Glen Williamson

GLEN WILLIAMSON
, a founding member in New York City of The Actors’ Ensemble and New Directions Theater, appeared in numerous productions with both companies. He currently plays multiple roles in the touring production of The Gospel of John with Walking the dog Theater and the title role in Aeschylus Unbound, which Glen co-wrote with the late film star Mala Powers. He has given his one-man performances of The Tragedy of MephistophelesThe Incarnation of the Logos, Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince, and Kurt Vonnegut’s The Kid Nobody Could Handle and Who Am I This Time? throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K, Germany and Switzerland and has toured throughout North America in Goethe’s Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily with Laurie Portocarrero. The off-Broadway run of Glen’s one-man play The Boy Who Saw True was chosen by Back Stage as one of the five best plays of 1992. Glen trained in the Michael Chekhov acting technique and at The Juilliard School and has acted with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the American Stage Festival in New Hampshire. Other appearances include Macbeth with Shakespeare Alive!, Sylvia by A. R. Gurney, Rudolf Steiner’s The Souls’ Awakening at the Goetheanum in Switzerland, storytelling with the Grupo de Euritmia de São Paulo in San Diego, and speaking poetry in a Camphill benefit concert at Carnegie Hall. To read more about Glen and his work, visit www.anthropostheater.com





The Gospel of John


KALMIA BITTLESTON
 (translation) was born in 1909 in South Africa. She trained for priesthood in The Christian Community during the Second World War and was ordained in 1944. She worked in Leeds and
London until her death in 1989. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John have been translated many times into many languages. Kalmia Bittleston spent the last ten years of her life translating the classic texts from the original Greek. But hers is a different kind of translation: at once lyrical and down-to-earth, she adopted a unique verse style which she felt would best convey the meaning and structure of the Gospels.
The familiar words are brought afresh to the reader in this clear and direct rendering. 











Benedicta Bertau

BENEDICTA BERTAU 
(director since 2008) is a director, actor, clown, and Associate Artistic Director for Walking the dog Theater. She received her Steiner/Waldorf teaching certification from Emerson College, England and her B.A. in Dance/Eurythmy from Helicon College in The Hague, Netherlands. Benedicta trained
in Physical Theater in Chile, the Chekhov Acting Method in Berlin, Germany, and Clowning in the Netherlands. In the US, Benedicta has directed plays with children and youth, led workshops for people of all ages and abilities, and performed with The Actors' Ensemble and Walking the dog Theater. She served as the Producing Artistic Director/Outreach Director for Walking the dog Theater from 2005 until 2011. In August 2011, Benedicta returned to Europe and lives in Venice, Italy. She is engaged in teaching movement and theater workshops and creating multi-disciplinary performance projects in Venice and the Veneto region, while maintaining a close connection to Walking the dog Theater and the US. Benedicta maintains a blog called With the Flow.   For a full biography and list of credits, please visit www.wtdtheater.org





Adrian Locher

ADRIAN LOCHER
 (original director) is a partner of TaurusVoice Company and the Gloucester Theatre Company. Adrian trained in speech and drama at the London Speech School and then completed a B.A (hons.) in the history of ideas at the University of Sussex. In the U.K. and Europe, he has performed with the Rose Theatre Company and Portal Productions and has worked as an executive producer for Circle‐X Arts, London and the Mask Studio. In 2000 he co‐founded TaurusVoice. He also works as a voice coach and actor.