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Mr. Paul Hope

In his own words: I can think of no greater honor and responsibility than to serve God by shepherding the students of St. John Paul the Great as they begin to recognize, explore, and develop 'this kind of divine spark which is the artistic vocation' - St. John Paul the Great in his Letter to Artists, April 4th, 1999. In this inspirational letter, he went on to write, "Within the vast cultural panorama of each nation, artists have their unique place. Obedient to their inspiration in creating works both worthwhile and beautiful, they not only enrich the cultural heritage of each nation and of all humanity, but they also render an exceptional social service in favor of the common good."
    • M.F.A., Classical Acting, The Shakespeare Theatre Company Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University
    • B.F.A., Musical Theatre, Millikin University
    • Royal National Theatre Summer Acting Programme, London
    • Certified Teaching Artist, The Actors' Fund, New York, NY
    • Adjunct Faculty, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
    • Master Class Instructor, TheatreBridge, Brown University, Provincetown, RI
    • 10 years as a Master Acting Class instructor and Affiliated Teaching Artist with The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, DC
    • Over 20 years experience as a Theatre Educator, Teaching Artist, Master Swordsman, Fight Choreographer, and professional theatre artist (The Kennedy Center, Folger Shakespeare Library, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Michael Howard Studios (NYC), Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC), and others)
    • Member Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers, since 1999