We offer a variety of classes for K-8 students. We are about to start our 2019 Winter Session, which will begin in January 2019.

These classes all take place between January 15, 2019 & February 15, 2019 from 4:00PM to 5:30PM.

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

Upcoming Winter 2019 Classes

Teacher: Mark Royston

Class Description: In this 5 day course, students will explore storytelling through the art of shadow. Each session will focus on a specific aspect of shadow play, and through collaborative exercises and games, provide students with the opportunity to explore the possibilities of the medium. Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively with other individuals while following their own curiosities and listening to their individual artistic instincts. The class will work together to create a small performance to be presented during the final session.

Teacher’s Bio:  Mark Royston is an actor, puppeteer, and designer. Mark is currently an Ensemble member of Rogue Artists Ensemble and a board member of the LA Guild of Puppetry. Mark is an alumni of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, where he premiered his first full-length puppetry show, “Devised Puppetry Project”, with a subsequent run at Pacific Resident Theater.
(Mark Royston 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: Yiouli Archontaki

Class Description: In this workshop, students will begin an exploration of their Clown character through the use of theatre games, physical comedy techniques, relationship to props, ensemble and the audience.
What to bring: Yourself and your enthusiasm!

Teacher’s Bio: Yiouli Archontaki is a physical theatre performer, dancer, choreographer, musician and architect. She holds an M.F.A. in Ensemble – Based Physical Theatre from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, a B.A. Hons and Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, an IDB1 Flamenco & Spanish Dance teaching degree and years of experience on stage. Yiouli is an associate member of the Actors’ Gang and has studied Clown with Ronlin Foreman, Jeff Raz, Paola Coletto and Stefan Haves.

(Yiouli Archontaki 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 every major arts organization in Southern California.
(Peter Kors Full Bio).