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Michael Kamtman '73


I’m currently a full-time teaching professor in the department of theatre and dance at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This is a dream job for me that has come to me late in my career, and I’m extremely fortunate to work with an extraordinarily gifted faculty and wonderful students. I still act occasionally and have been a busy director (except for this past year) and stage fight choreographer. Even though the N.C. Shakespeare Festival, where I’d worked for 15 years as an actor and occasional fight choreographer, had to close its doors several years ago, my abiding love for the Bard’s work has not diminished. My wife, Leslie, and I will celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary in July. Our son, Jeremiah, just turned 23 and is a first-year grad student at Indiana University in Bloomington where he is pursuing a Master's in Library Science with a specialization in music librarianship. We will be meeting up this weekend in Nashville to attend his delayed 2020 graduation from Vanderbilt. Leslie and I have lived in Winston-Salem for 27 years now. From spring through fall we spend a great deal of time in our gardens — weeding, digging, planting, mulching, landscaping, and sometimes just sitting and gazing and listening. That’s the best part.


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