Teacher Appreciation Week: Meet Levi Kaplan







IT’S TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Meet Teaching Artist, Levi Kaplan. Levi is a graduate of the MFA Directing Program at The Theatre School-DePaul University. He is also a Teaching Artist with La Jolla Playhouse, and Arts for Learning San Diego. Recently Mr. Kaplan was the Director of Theatre at Woodward Academy in Atlanta, GA, and a board member of Curtain Call Youth Players in Marietta GA. Additionally, for the past 20 years Mr. Kaplan has worked as a director and lighting designer for a variety of companies in Chicago, Atlanta, and across Florida, and served as the Artistic Director of The Acorn Theatre in Tampa Fl. Welcome Levi!

Moana Pre-Audition Meeting

2019 Disneys Moana Jr logo


There will be a pre-audition meeting held in Room 102 of the Casa del Prado Building on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5-6pm. 

Auditions for Moana will be on Thursday & Friday, December 13-14, 2018 from 4-6pm.

Also! Don’t forget to sign up for a 20 minute one-on-one workshop with one of our talented teaching artists. Workshops will be on Monday-Wednesday, December 10-12, 2018 from 4-6pm. Call the education office to set up a time. 619.239.1311

*Reminder that Students must be enrolled in a Winter 2019 Class or Camp in order to audition. 

Welcome Our New Education Director, Erin Roberts!


We are pleased to introduce our new Education Director, Erin Roberts!

Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from University of Minnesota and is an active performer, educator and entrepreneur whose participation in the San Diego vocal arts and theatre community has a wide span. Solo and ensemble performances include “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “RENT,” “Evita,” “Night & Day,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” choral performances with the San Diego Symphony, Sacra Profana Professional Chorus, private events and cabaret shows. Erin has taught since 2007 in private, community and K-12 settings including Gymboree, Young Audiences of San Diego, Junior Theatre of Balboa Park, San Diego Unified School District, and Cajon Valley School District. Erin founded Prodigy School of Arts, a school for the visual and performing arts in La Jolla, which was sold to new ownership in 2013, and worked in higher education administration for six years at the Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District. In her spare time Erin enjoys languages, travel, food & wine, volleyball and dance.

Director of Sleepy Hollow, Teri Ang



San Diego Junior Theatre would like to introduce the Director of Sleepy Hollow, Teri Ang! Teri has been involved with theatre since she was a little girl. She received her early training at Junior Theatre and she is proud to call herself a JT Alumni. For over 30 years Teri has been a Theatre Educator. She was fortunate to land a dream job with the San Diego Unified School District’s only elementary performing arts magnet school, (now closed). She taught theatre there for 26 years. Teri currently works as a theatre teacher at Horace Mann Middle school. She is also on the board of the San Diego Theatre Educators Alliance and Mira Mesa Theatre Guild. Her involvement in San Diego’s local theatre community keeps her busy. Teri just finished directing Big, the Musical for Pickwick Players. Yet happily, Teri cannot seem to get away from Junior Theatre. She has been a teaching artist, board member, JT mom and a show director. Some past shows Teri has directed at JT include Ivy & Bean, Lyle, the Crocodile, Cat in the Hat, and Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing.