Emma Szuba is a director, actor, and writer based out of Raleigh, NC. She directed Scrap Paper Shakespeare's inaugural production of Julius Caesar, and most recently directed As You Like It. Other directing credits include the North American premiere of The Grandmothers Grimm by Emily Ingram at the National Women's Theatre Festival Fringe, and Two Gentlemen of Verona, her COVID-era socially-distanced Honors thesis at Wake Forest University. She holds a BA in theatre and English from WFU, and has trained as an actor in First Folio Technique, Unrehearsed Cue Script Technique, and with Shakespeare & Co. She is passionate about challenging the idea that Shakespeare's texts are irrelevant, inaccessible, or sacred.
Bryson David Hoff
Associate Artistic Director
Bryson David Hoff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Studies from Millikin University, from which he graduated magna cum laude, and has eight years worth of experience as a working actor across multiple markets, most notably Chicago and the Raleigh area. He has also received acting training at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and has privately studied First Folio Technique, a system for interpreting classical texts, under the tutelage of Susan Hart and Jeffrey Carlson, two veteran company members of the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Starting in Fall 2023, he will begin work on a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting at the Theatre School at DePaul University, one of the oldest and most prestigious drama schools in the country, which he expects to complete in Spring 2025.
Rebecca is a North Carolina native and Shakespeare lover! She spent 13 years working as an English & History Teacher in the Triangle and has been part of the local theatre community since 2015, where she has worked in multiple classical productions. She is most proud of the work she did co-directing, producing, designing, and starring as Beatrice in her own adaptation of "Much Ado" for the Women Theatre Fringe Festival in 2019. She is so excited to be part of the mission of Scrap Paper. As AAD of Education, Rebecca will develop, organize, and implement programs for all ages with the goal of making classical theatre accessible for everyone.