Nettie Kraft, Artistic Director for Verge Theater Company, graduated with an MFA from Roosevelt University's CCPA in Chicago where she interned at Steppenwolf with Tracy Letts, Amy Morton, and many other amazing artists on a production of Betrayal, by Harold Pinter. Prior to that, while attaining her BFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, she worked with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and began a theatre company which produced six plays in two years and was counted a critical success. She has studied abroad in England, and lived all over the United States. While in the great state of Tennessee she has been in several commercials and seen on stage for the Tennessee Women's Theatre Project, Actor's Bridge Ensemble, Rep Aloud,and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. Currently she is an adjunct professor of theatre at Belmont University, MTSU, Lipscomb University, the Dialect Coach for the TV show "Nashville" and the Education Director for Nashville Shakespeare Festival.