Mr. Demke received his BA in Theatre Arts from Minnesota State University, and his MFA in Performance from the University of Maryland. He was the Artistic Director of Stark Raving Theatre in Portland, OR; the Associate Director of Training for Shakespeare & Company; and a principle dancer with the Red River Dance Company in Fargo, ND. As an actor he has appeared in productions in New York and regionally, as well as performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in Beijing, China. As a director he has worked extensively in Portland, OR, and at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. He has guest directed at Purdue University, Skidmore College, and Northeastern University. As a Designated Linklater Voice teacher he’s guest taught at various universities, as well as teaching at the Linklater Center in New York, and at the National Theatre of Ghana.