--Read the inspiration story together.
--Discuss the “5 W’s” of the story
play On! Students learn:
--Art creation beginning to end
--Creative and Journalistic writing
--Ensemble and team building
--Positive Body Image
--Public Speaking and Performance
--Reading and comprehension
Katherine Foote graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in May of 2015 earning her BA in Acting as well as completing the dance minor program. Katherine has taught dance and drama at the Aurora Fox Theatre, the Boys and Girls Club of Weld County, and the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Magic Sky Ranch. Her directing credits include Ruthless! The Musical and Dear Edwina.
Suzanna Wellens holds a Communications B.A. with minors in Drama and Dance. She studied Classical Technique with The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. She has had broad performance experiences,and has taught Drama, Dance & Shakespeare Performance. she also teaches Drama courses for the Aurora Fox Theater's Education outreach.
Lisa Mumpton is a graduate of the University of Denver theatre program, Ms Mumpton has been a professional producer, director, actor, dialect coach, costume designer and acting/theatre teacher in the Aurora/Denver area for over 20 years. She has been the Director of Educational Theatre at the Aurora Fox Arts Center for ten years.
Dara Osborne holds a BFA in Acting from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She is an actor and director and works nationally. In addition to Play On!, she teaches for the City of Aurora, COMPASS after school arts enrichment program, and directs talent showcases for John Robert Powers.
Aurora Fox Arts Center
Aurora COMPASS Program
Bill Roberts School
Christ the King School
DCIS at Fairmount
Denver Academy of Torah (DAT)
Denver Afterschool Alliance Demonstration Project Partner
Denver Public Schools Community Partner
Denver Language School
Energize Your Summer for NREL
EXPAND of Boulder
Free Horizon Montessori
Hebrew Educational Alliance
High Tech Elementary
Isabella Bird Community School
Mizel Arts and Culture Center
My Enrichment LLC
Rocky Mtn. School of Expeditionary Learning
Rooney Ranch Elementary
Shalom Family of the JCC
Swigert International School
Vocal Motion LLC
Westerly Creek Elementary
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Play On! instructors are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love of dance, music, film, and theatre. All instructors undergo an approval process in order to provide students with safe instruction.
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Founder and Artistic Director Rachel Greengard Galt has loved the performing arts since childhood when she began performing Shel Silverstein poems for family and friends. During college she interned for the casting directors of the acclaimed television show, “Gilmore Girls” and worked as a gymnastics coach. Rachel has worked as an actress in Denver and California and uses her performance experience as a basis for her directing and instructive work. Rachel's expertise in curriculum design led to her creation of Executive Arts and the Play On! methods; emphasizing collaboration, and empowering students, teaching them tools and skills to create art on their own. Rachel is a former Music Together® instructor and has taught classes and created curricula at schools in Orange County and throughout Denver. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Dance from Chapman University in Orange, California, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. 2016-2017 celebrates Play On!'s thirteenth season.
~If music be the food of love, Play On!~ William Shakespeare
Scott Kinnamon is a Denver-based filmmaker and educator with 14 years of experience, inspiring over 1500 students in story-based filmmaking. He is the founder of Educational Media Organization and the Young Filmmakers Workshop at the Denver Film Society. In 2011, Scott was given the Pathmaker of the Year award from the Denver Post for his work with film and kids.
Jenn Armbruster handles Marketing and Public Relations for Play On! and teaches Newsies. Jenn has a wealth of experience in communications and public relations experience and holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Technical Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from
. Colorado State University
Taylor Russo will receive an Associate of Arts degree from Red Rocks Community College this spring. He plans to complete a B.M in Composition at Colorado State University. Taylor has done an extensive amount of theatre in the last six years and taught acting technique classes at local middle schools. He plans to complete a Master of Music degree.
Larry Mitchell holds a BFA in theatre from Emporia State and an MFA from the University of Arkansas in Playwriting. He's taught a variety of theatre arts to students from Kindergarten to college. He spent the last four years with the Lawrence Arts Center in Kansas. Larry and his family are brand new to Colorado!
Briana Phillips comes to Executive Arts with over 20 years of dance experience. Briana holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Organizational Management from Colorado State University where she was active in extra-curricular dance events. She is an NASM certified personal trainer and enjoys helping families and people of all ages reach their health and fitness goals.