Graham Burk
Interim Artistic Director

Graham Burk holds an MA in Classical and Contemporary Text from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a BA in Theatre Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. He has studied theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe, Yale University, the British American Drama Academy, the National High School Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, Interlochen Arts Academy, and The London Dramatic Academy. He has been a professional performer and theatre teacher for over 17 years. He has taught at The Willow School, Edward Hynes Charter School, The Country Day Creative Arts Program, The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans. He is currently a proud faculty member of Tulane University’s Department of Theatre and Dance.

Graham is in his ninth season with the Shakespeare Festival. He was last seen as Malvolio in Twelfth Night with the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. Other New Orleans credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Illusion, and Cymbeline with The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival and Measure For Measure, The Spider Queen, The Winter’s Tale, and Marie Antoinette with The NOLA Project.  International credits include Husband-He in 1914 Machine (Traverse Theatre), Robert Sideway/Harry Brewer in Our Country’s Good (Tron Theatre), Parolles in All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare’s Globe Education), and Balthasar in The Comedy of Errors (Bard in the Botanics).


Nancy Gunn
Operations Manager

Nancy Gunn was born in Williamsburg, Virginia.  She has served in management and as a performer for many organizations, including the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, the Riverside Shakespeare Company, the Wayside Theatre, the National Theatre for the Performing Arts (touring), the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, and the Metropolitan Opera. 

For television, Nancy has produced dozens of documentaries including the award-winning feature Heroes of Iwo Jima (A&E).  She has also produced unscripted competition reality series such as Hell’s Kitchen (FOX), Big Brother (CBS), The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC), The Amazing Race (CBS) and Stephen Spielberg’s On The Lot (FOX). 

Nancy was the first director of the Peabody-award winning nonprofit group The Moth.  She is a member of the International Documentary Association and served as judge for the IDA’s feature awards.  Nominated for awards by the IDA and the Producer’s Guild, she traveled around the globe multiple times and received an Emmy Award as Senior Producer of The Amazing Race


Mary Guiteras
Box Office Manager

After acting with NOSF in Cymbeline and Two Gentlemen of Verona, Mary is thrilled to join the staff as Box Office and House Manager. When she's not in the Lupin Theater, Mary performs improv comedy with Live Girls Comedy, and teaches and performs with Two Friends Comedy. She loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and two orange cats.  


Hope Bennett
Costume Shop Supervisor

Ms. Bennett joined New Orleans, the Tulane family, and the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival all at once in 2015, after various stints at everything. She also serves as the Shop Supervisor for the Theatre and Dance Department, and teaches occasional classes in costume design, figure drawing, and rendering as an adjunct as well as coordinating special productions and projects. She designs costumes both in-house and locally with a variety of theatre companies, and enjoys it immensely.  She received her MFA from The University of Texas at Austin and BFA from MICA in Baltimore. Ms. Bennett and her partner are slowly fixing up a very ugly house into a very ugly home with a lovely art studio.