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We offer a variety of classes for K-8 students.The classes being offered below are part of our first Fall Session, 2018.

These classes all take place between September 18 and October 26, 2018 from 3:30PM to 5:00PM.

Thanks to our generous donor, all of the Conservatory classes are offered to the community free, but spots are limited, so register soon!

Fall Classes

Teacher: Ellen Schulze

Class Description: Explore the wonderful world of Puppetry with Ellen Schulze, “the Puppet Lady”! Students will build a variety of puppets, including their very own “muppet-style” hand/rod puppet. An informal culminating performance will be presented during the last session of the 6-week workshop session.

Teacher’s Bio:  Ellen Schulze began her theatre training as a mime, but her interest was captured by puppets. Since 1986, Schulze has worked exclusively in puppet theatre. Her experience reflects almost every variety of puppets, including hand puppets, mask and rod puppets, Bunraku, shadow puppets and marionettes.
(Ellen Schulze Full Bio)

Teacher: Donna DuBain

Class Description: Donna DuBain will be teaching the Improv games of Viola Spolin, the Mother of Improvisation. Students will learn fun improv games that can be used a tool for auditioning, performing, writing, or handling social or school situations with grace, humor and confidence.

Teacher’s Bio:  Donna Du Bain has spent most of her life on stage. 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.
(Donna DuBain Full Bio)

Teacher: Donna DuBain

Class Description: Donna DuBain will be teaching the Improv games of Viola Spolin, the Mother of Improvisation. Students will learn improvisational skills that will provide a strong foundation for those who are interested in further pursuing acting.

Teacher’s Bio:  Donna Du Bain has spent most of her life on stage. 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.
(Donna DuBain Full Bio)

Teacher: Peter Kors

Class Description: Peter’s class focuses on the core of what theatre is about: storytelling. He guides students as they transform stories into short play performances while they learn essential skills such as creative teamwork, verbal expression, and physical mindfulness.

Teacher’s Bio:  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 every major arts organization in Southern California.
(Peter Kors Full Bio).