IT’S TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Meet Teaching Artist, BJ Robinson. BJ has been making music around San Diego for almost a decade! He has worked as an accompanist, arranger, choreographer, conductor, director and soloist for Southwestern Community College, All Saints Episcopal Church, J*Company Youth Theatre, The North Park Vaudeville & Candy Shoppe, Rag Lady Productions, San Diego Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Theatre Ensemble, Coronado Playhouse, Patio Playhouse, and OB Playhouse. Offstage, BJ hosts KPBS Arts, a local TV program focusing on art; culture in San Diego and beyond!
IT’S TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Meet Teaching artist Kira Blaskovich. Kira is a professional actor, recently arrived from NYC. Her career has led her to work in theatre, film, musical theatre, and clown shows, with such companies as Steppenwolf Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theater, and Labyrinth Theatre Company. She has worked as a teacher/mentor for years, focusing on helping a new generation find their creative power and expression through the creative arts. She received her BA in English and Dramatic Art from the University of California, Berkeley and holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the American Conservatory Theater.
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!
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.
Still need a costume for Halloween? Don’t miss the Junior Theatre Auxiliary Annual Rummage Sale. Saturday, October 13, 2019, 9:00 – 1:00 pm.
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.