Ed Claudio is the recipient of the Sacramento Arts Commission’s “Arts Educator Award” & the Sacramento Area Regional Theater Association’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”. A founding company member of the B Street Theatre and the Fantasy Theatre for Children (now B Street’s touring company for schools) he appeared in the first two plays at the B Street (Mass Appeal, with Tim Busfield and, Hidden in this Picture, with Tim Busfield and Aaron Sorkin). He is also the founder of The Actor’s Theatre of Sacramento where he has produced more than 170 full-length plays and the Actor’s Workshop, where he has taught for more than 25 years. In the past two years he has conducted three Shakespeare seminars at the Sacramento Poetry Center covering many of his comedies, tragedies, and histories. Ed’s acting resume includes more than 15 of Shakespeare’s characters. In 2014, Ed directed a critically acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet at the Sacramento Theater Company. He has been a proud company member of the B Street since its inception and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity.