Marla Burkholder (she/her) is the Artistic Director for Intercultural Journeys, a Philadelphia-based company that cultivates multidisciplinary performances that engage with social justice issues and amplify diverse cultural perspectives. Marla co-founded and led Shakespeare in Clark Park as Producing Artistic Director, performer and curator for 10 years. She also previously directed the education program at 1812 Productions; has acted in (member AEA) and coached dialect performance for numerous Philadelphia-area theater productions; and worked as a teaching artist throughout the region. As an associate instructor of Fitzmaurice Voicework, Marla teaches voice, speech, and acting to theater students at Rider University and University of the Arts in addition to Temple. Marla holds a BA in English and Theater from Eastern Mennonite University and an MFA in Acting from Temple University.