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

Winter 2020 Classes



Teacher: Donna DuBain

Class Description: Our beginning improvisation class is perfect for students who are new to theatre and improvisation. 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:Our intermediate/advanced improvisation class is for students who know and are comfortable with the basics of improvisation, these students will have taken improvisation/theatre with us or at another studio for some time. If you would like to be a part of this class, but don’t see it appearing as an option, please contact prtconservatory@earthlink.net.

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 will share a folk tale or fable with the students, then lead them in songs and age-appropriate theatre games. Toward the end of the class, everyone joins in a short performance of the story. The students will discover how teamwork and artistic self expression can culminate in a joyful sharing of a performance. We will pick our favorite stories and share them with an invited audience on the last day of class.

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 Los Angeles Opera, the Music Center Education Division, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

(Peter Kors Full Bio)


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