Whitney Tenney Pak is a teaching artist, performer, and director based in Syracuse, NY. She is an instructor in the Department of Drama at Syracuse University and teaches classes with the Syracuse Stage education department. Additionally, she directed the Virtual Summer At Stage Experience for middle school students for the summer of 2020. Before moving to Syracuse, she directed the theatre program at Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Los Angeles, CA. She also serves as associate artistic director for the bicoastal ensemble-based theatre group, Circle Squared Collective. Most recent performance credits include This Land, a virtual documentary-style theatrical piece exploring the 2020 election (Circle Squared Collective), and Shakespeare In Love (BARD, Central New York Playhouse). She is thrilled to be making her debut with Syracuse Stage, and is so grateful for the opportunity to bring some homemade cheer to the Central New York community this holiday season. Thanks are especially due to my especially talented husband Ricky Pak for having the beautiful vision to enable us all to share our stories with you.