PEP | Performers Exchange Project

Doreen Bechtol

FridaDoreen Bechtol hails from Taylor, MI, and is a graduate of Western Michigan University. Theatre experience includes: Atlantic Center for the Arts – performer in The Disability Project, with Joseph Chaikin (1995); HERE Theatre – director of Suicide in B flat, (1997); Live Arts – performer in Mrs. Warren’s Profession (1998); Foolery – performer/asst. director in Something Wanting, Cesario, Life’s A Dream (1998-2002); Cape Fear Regional Theatre – Viola, Twelfth Night (2000); American Shakespeare Center – performer in Twelfth Night, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, A Tamer Tamed, King and No King, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Tartuffe (2002-2007); Black Dog Theatre – performer in Cowboy Mouth, The River (original) (2005-06).

She is a founding member of PEP and Associate Professor of Shakespeare and Performance and MFA Company Manager at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton VA, where she resides with her husband John Paul and daughter Olive.