Summer Theatre School Instructors

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Summer Theatre School Instructors 2017-06-14T10:48:46+00:00

Carousel Players Artistic Director, Jessica Carmichael,
and Summer Theatre School Camp Coordinator, Kristen Smyth,
welcome you to Summer Theatre School 2017!

“Carousel Players Summer Drama Camps are designed to engage young people in an appreciation of theatre and to gain confidence in social interactions. We strive to create programming that speaks to young people’s imaginations and ignite their curiosity about the world around them.
We are pleased to offer a variety of options that deliver skills in acting, playwriting, singing, dance, puppetry, mask and ensemble work, Our goal is to foster your child’s love and creativity and performance while building life-long social skills through making new friends and learning from talented professionals in the arts.”
Jessica Carmichael, Artistic Director
“I am counting down the weeks until Summer Theatre School 2017! I am beyond excited for this year’s camps, and all of the incredible things that this year’s campers will get to experience. I cannot wait to see all of the returning faces, as well as all of the new ones! See you soon!”
Kristen Smyth, Summer Theatre School Coordinator
Kristen Smyth
Kristen SmythSummer Theatre School Camp Coordinator
Kristen Smyth just completed her Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts at Brock University, and will be attending teacher’s college in the fall. She is the production manager for All the King’s Men Theatre Company, and was an Ambassador for the 2016 World Festival of Children’s Theatre. This is her fourth year coordinating Carousel Players’ Theatre School, and she can’t wait to see what exciting things this year will bring!
Clelia Scala
Clelia ScalaArt of Puppetry & Mask Instructor
Clelia Scala is a mask and puppet maker. She designs and makes masks and puppets for theatre and educational institutions and has made masks for video and film. She has taught mask and puppet making to groups of five to twenty-five people in classroom and workshop settings. She is looking forward to making puppets with the Carousel Players campers
Monica Dufault
Monica Dufault Shaw Acting Instructor
Monica trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, and works professionally as an actor, director and playwright. She loves theatre for young audiences and working with young people. Monica teaches acting and playwriting at Brock University and is the Artistic Director of Essential Collective Theatre.
Teresa Ricciuti
Teresa RicciutiTheatre Explorer Instructor
Teresa Ricciuti studied Drama in Education, Theatre, and Dramatic Literature at Brock University. For the past 8 years Teresa has been teaching with for the District School Board of Niagara and is currently teaching drama, dance, music, and visual art. She has worked with Carousel Players for the past 10 years, beginning as the summer camp coordinator and now teaching summer camps and March Break camps.
Genevieve Jones
Genevieve Jones Musical Theatre Explorer Instructor
Genevieve Jones is a St. Catharines based Actor, Director and Playwright. Genevieve obtained her Bachelors of Arts with Honours from the Theatre Studies program at Dalhousie University in Halifax. In 2011/2012 she taught English with a Children’s Theatre Company in San Remo, Italy and spent a year working in the Italian school system as an actor, workshop facilitator and teacher. After returning to Canada, Genevieve worked as an actor and Director with Lions Den Theatre, Taboo Theatre and The Villians Theatre in Halifax, and has worked locally with Linus Hand Productions and the Yellow Door Theatre Project in Virgil. Genevieve is absolutely thrilled to be teaching this summer with Carousel Players! It gives her a chance to show off her funky guitar playing skills!
Colin Anthes
Colin AnthesActing & Playwriting Instructor
Colin Bruce Anthes is a St. Catharines actor, writer, director, producer, and educator. He serves as Artistic Director of the ensemble creation company Twitches & Itches Theatre, works with many Niagara theatre and arts organizations, and is a core collaborator with Stolen Theatre Collective. Upcoming, Colin will be directing Twitches & Itches’ workshop production of September Songs, performing in Stolen Theatre’s House, and directing the Christmas bash All Through the House for the Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Colin has received the Humber Theatre Award, Theatre Ontario’s International Training Scholarship, a St. Catharines Arts Award, and was recently inducted into Stamford Collegiate’s Arts Wall of Fame.