Kortney, Education Manager, is a native of St. Louis, MO, but has been working as an actor, director, and teaching artist in Boston since 2002. Before becoming a theater artist, Kortney was a practicing environmental engineer, and holds BS and MS degrees from Washington University and MIT. In addition to performing on professional stages throughout New England, Kortney has also appeared in numerous films, television and radio spots, and educational videos. In recent years, Kortney’s performed in CST’s Harriet Jacobs and From Orchids to Octopi. Kortney is the former Artistic Director of Deana’s Educational Theater Company, former Associate Director of Education for Wheelock Family Theatre, and was previously the Associate Director for City Stage Co. of Boston, where she co-directed the professional performances on KidStage at the Boston Children’s Museum. She is also the Managing Director of Theatre Espresso, which uses Theatre in Education to introduce young people to issues of social justice and the law.