Peter Kors

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Peter Kors is an actor, director and master teaching artist. He currently serves as Conservatory Director for Pacific Resident Theatre Youth Conservatory, and is on the artist roster of Los Angeles Opera, the Music Center Education Division, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Peter co-founded Dell’Arte International, a school for physical theatre studies in Northern California and teaches mask, movement, and acting workshops in Los Angeles and New York City. Acting credits include, among others, performances at the Mark Taper Forum, “The West Wing,” and “Bram and Alice.”

Yule Caise

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Yule Caise is an award winning Writer, Director and Producer of Film, Television and New Media. He is currently engaged as the writer of a limited series about James Baldwin in Paris for Red Arrow Studios International. Recently he was a Writer-Producer on BET’s “Tales,” a scripted Hip Hop anthology series. Previously, Caise participated in the WGA West TV Writers Access Project, and was the overall winner of the Fox Writers Intensive, earning him a development deal at FX Networks, in conjunction with Fox Broadcasting Co and 20th Century Fox Television. He is also a Film Independent Fellow, having participated in the FIND Screenwriters Lab with his screenplay Snail Trails.

His prior work and contributions to the NBC hit television show HEROES won an Emmy Award for Interactive Media Programming for The Heroes Digital Experience. Caise also wrote and directed the show’s first live action web series, Heroes: Going Postal. As writer and director, his award-winning short films Shoes and Boys’ Night Out have played festivals worldwide. Other writing credits include Showtime’s Free Of Eden starring Sidney Poitier and the award-winning film Way Past Cool, Executive Produced by Milos Forman and Norman Lear.

Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Caise graduated from Harvard College and earned his MFA from UCLA’s School of Theater Film and Television.

Donna DuBain

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Donna Du Bain has spent most of her life on stage. In San Francisco, she was a lead actress with the prestigious Circus theatrical family that did west coast premiere’s of many successful productions such as Tom Paine and Futz. After over 25 productions on the San Francisco stage, she moved to LA to begin her notorious career as a “serial” improvisational actor. She is a founding member of The Groundlings and then later found her Improv home with The Spolin Players. She has written comedy vignettes for television and was the director of the award winning, original play Loveable Blonde Seeking. While at the prestigious American Film Institute, she was instrumental in implementing The Academy Internship Program, The Independent Filmmaker Program and the Directing Workshop for Women. She has also produced an award winning Independent film, David Lynch presents… I Don’t Know Jack. Her love of the craft of acting and compassionate support of the artists has culminated in being a guest artist for The Virginia Avenue Project which helps “at-risk” children through creative exploring. She says her experience of working under the tutelage of Viola Spolin and the wonderful creative support of the Spolin Players has positively influenced every part of her professional and personal life. She loves Shakespeare, and will recite it at any given moment—don’t get her started.

Moses Norton

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Moses Norton is a physical theatre artist, actor, director, acrobat, theater creator, and community-based arts facilitator. He graduated with an MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, completed a year of Lecoq based physical theatre training at Estudis Berty Tovias in Barcelona Spain, and studied, Acting Physicality, Clown, and Improvisation at UC Santa Cruz.

Since graduating from Dell’Arte he has co-founded and toured nationally with UpLift Physical Theatre based in San Francisco, Performed and created original content as a clown and acrobat for the LA Opera’s Pagliacci, choreographed and soloed in the LA Jazz Band Burning Ghosts’ latest music video Defiance, as well as currently freelancing as an actor, director, stunt coordinator, and fight choreographer for stage and film. He is also currently working with the critically acclaimed LA based physical theatre company Not Man Apart acting and creating in their last year’s devising project Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny.

As a director Moses most recently directed Chambeando in collaboration with The Frida Kahlo Theatre and The Pasadena Community Job Center, he has also directed Physical Comedy for The Servant of Two Masters as an Adjunct instructor for Sacramento City College and this past August won the “Judged Choice Award” for his Direction of Aprender a Caer at the Stella Adler Short and Sweet Latino Theatre Festival. Furthermore Moses continues to teach workshops for and devise immersive theatrical events with his own emerging theatre troupe Fiasco Physical Theatre having recently staged Hint! A Commedia Masked Murder Mystery in collaboration with the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Moses is currently directing Historias Del Rio with Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras opening June 29th at The Autry Museum of The American West.

As a teaching artist Moses has worked as an Adjunct movement instructor for the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. In Los Angeles, at The Frida Kahlo Theatre, he is moving into his third year of bilingual teaching and directing, leading physical acting and mask craft intensives. He also teaches physical theatre, games, and innovative fitnesswith Not Man Apart’s Educational outreach program. In Lynnwood he partners with the B.R.I.D.G.E. Theatre Project, facilitating intensive playwriting and acting programs collaborating with an awesome team of children, professional artists and community members. Moses also partners with the Plaza de La Raza in Lincoln Heights where, in exchange for studio space for his Company Fiasco PhysicalTheatre, he teaches mask making and physical theatre workshops to the community.

Ellen Schulze

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Ellen Schulze began her theatre training as a mime, but her interest was captured by miniature performers that can speak and move only when she helps them.  These magical performers are puppets.  Since 1986, Schulze has worked exclusively in puppet theatre.  Her experience reflects almost every variety of puppets that can be imagined, including hand puppets, mask and rod puppets, Bunraku, shadow puppets and marionettes.  Her work with the Great Arizona Puppet Theatre of Phoenix included performances in both solo and company puppet shows, as well as conducting workshops in the design, construction, scripting, and performance techniques of puppet theatre.

She has performed at schools, festivals, preschools, and private parties. Schulze studied at University of Nevada/Las Vegas with an emphasis in Special Education, and trained professionally at Chabot University of Mime,Hayward, California.  She studied privately at the Mime and Mask Theater under mime artist Richmond Shepard, and has worked professionally as a mimesince 1978.  She has conducted workshops funded by the Arizona Arts in Education program and for Arizona Commission on the Arts.  She has created and performed puppet shows fororganizations as disparate as the Desert Botanical Garden in Arizona and city water departments throughout the state.  Ellen came to California at the special request of Jim Gamble, who was Artistic Director and Founder of The Art of Puppets and Marionettes.  She has been leading classes for the company since 1992.

Ariana Stultz

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A native of Los Angeles, mezzo-soprano Ariana Stultz received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from Bard College and received her Masters in Vocal Arts and Opera at the University of Southern California this spring.

With a confident stage presence and voluminous tonal quality, she brings the vitality of her singular personality to every role.

Ms. Stultz has an incredible interest in contemporary work and collaboration with today’s composers. She just finished performing at New Music on the Point in Vermont, where she studied with Tony Arnold, The Jack Quartet, and members of Roomful of Teeth. Beyond her contemporary interests, Ms. Stultz has performed numerous other operatic leading roles, including Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina, Ursule in Berlioz’s Beatrice et Benedict, Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel in association with the Hudson Opera Theater, Niña in Golijov’s Ainadamar, covering the role of Antonia at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Bolcom’s A Wedding, Sesto in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Nicklausse in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, and Ruggiero as a cover role in Handel’s Alcina.

Ms. Stultz is the winner of multiple prestigious awards, including Bard College Music Department’s 2014 Concerto Competition, and the winner of Bard’s Paul J. Pacini Prize in Music. Most recently she was a recipient of the Opera Buffs Scholarship Grant, performing at Zipper Hall at The Colburn School in the fall of 2017. Ms. Stultz co-founded her own summer choir program in 2013 in Santa Monica, and has also taught and directed student recitals for elementary students whilst at Bard College.

As well as having her own private studio, Ms. Stultz currently teaches voice and piano at The Conservatory of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. She also is a visual artist and painter, ranging from oil on canvas to website logos for companies. She loves to dance and make dresses, and adores succulent plants.