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Spring 2021

Section 5830 of THAR13.1AL
Performance Workshop Lab: Styles, Periods and Skills I -- : Jan 20 - May 23 2021
The above section requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.1A and results in two, online evenings showcase performances on 5/21. If the above section is closed and is requiring an add code, please contact Laura Downing-Lee (ldowning@santarosa.edu) to be placed on a wait list. Zoom meetings will take place for each class session at the days/time(s) listed above. Students are expected to be online with a functioning mic, and/or camera for the duration of the live session. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Section 5831 of THAR13.1B
Performance Workshop: Styles, Periods and Skills II -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2021
The above section requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.1BL. If the above section is closed and is requiring an add code, please contact Laura Downing-Lee (ldowning@santarosa.edu) to be placed on a wait list. Zoom meetings will take place for each class session at the days/time(s) listed above. Students are expected to be online with a functioning mic, and/or camera for the duration of the live session. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Section 5841 of THAR13.1BL
Performance Workshop Lab: Styles, Periods and Skills II -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021
The above section requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.1B and results in two, online evenings showcase performances on 5/21. If the above section is closed and is requiring an add code, please contact Laura Downing-Lee (ldowning@santarosa.edu) to be placed on a wait list. Zoom meetings will take place for each class session at the days/time(s) listed above. Students are expected to be online with a functioning mic, and/or camera for the duration of the live session. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Section 6136 of THAR10A
Introduction to Acting -- : Jan 21 - May 20 2021
Zoom meetings will take place for each class session at the days/time(s) listed above. Students are expected to be online with a functioning mic, and/or camera for the duration of the live session. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Section 6138 of THAR10B
Scene Study and Characterization -- : Jan 21 - May 20 2021
Zoom meetings will take place for each class session at the days/time(s) listed above. Students are expected to be online with a functioning mic, and/or camera for the duration of the live session. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Section 6150 of THAR13.1A
Performance Workshop: Styles, Periods and Skills I -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2021
The above section requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.1AL. If the above section is closed and is requiring an add code, please contact Laura Downing-Lee (ldowning@santarosa.edu) to be placed on a wait list. Zoom meetings will take place for each class session at the days/time(s) listed above. Students are expected to be online with a functioning mic, and/or camera for the duration of the live session. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Section 8188 of THAR10A
Introduction to Acting -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2021
Zoom meetings will take place for each class session at the days/time(s) listed above. Students are expected to be online with a functioning mic, and/or camera for the duration of the live session. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Fall 2020

Section 2156 of THAR11.1
Performance: Non-Musical -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
Auditions for the online fall play (Title TBA) will be held on 8/21 & 8/22 and callbacks on 8/23. For more information go to theatrearts.santarosa.edu. Days and hours to be arranged during rehearsals and performances T-F evenings and weekends (TBA). Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam.

Section 2157 of THAR11.1
Performance: Non-Musical -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
Auditions for the online fall play (Title TBA) will be held on 8/21 & 8/22 and callbacks on 8/23. For more information go to theatrearts.santarosa.edu. Days and hours to be arranged during rehearsals and performances T-F evenings and weekends (TBA). Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam.

Section 2158 of THAR11.1
Performance: Non-Musical -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
Auditions for the online fall play (Title TBA) will be held on 8/21 & 8/22 and callbacks on 8/23. For more information go to theatrearts.santarosa.edu. Days and hours to be arranged during rehearsals and performances T-F evenings and weekends (TBA). Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam.

B.A. in Mass Communication, University of California, Davis
M.A. in Theatre, San Francisco State (Focus in History/Literature and Acting)
M.F.A. in Directing, School of Drama, University of Washington

Over the years I__ve worked as a professional director, actor, playwright and dramaturge, and I've had the opportunity to work with respected theatres including Seattle Children's Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, and Kansas City__s Coterie Theatre. Closer to home, I've performed with both 6th Street Playhouse and Sonoma County Rep. I'm also an SRT alumna, performing in the acting company in 1989 and 2000.

However, my primary focus has been teaching folks like you. I've been teaching and directing here at SRJC since 1999. Before coming to SRJC, I taught at University of Central Missouri for five years where I was the Performance Specialist for the Theatre Department.

I have about ten years of training in stage combat and can swing a mean broadsword when I want to! In fact, I'm an Associate Instructor for Dueling Arts International and sometimes choreograph fights for department productions. I direct one show a year for our department and am thrilled to direct the musical fantasy Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka this fall. Recent productions include Grease, The Miracle Worker, and Pride and Prejudice (which I directed after spending the fall teaching in London with the Study Abroad program...an incredible experience I highly recommend!)

On the personal front, I am a third-generation California native and consider South Lake Tahoe my hometown (Go Vikings)! While doing my undergraduate work at U.C. Davis, I was a yell leader and the announcer for the marching band (Go Ags!) I married to a man who LOVES basketball so I watch a lot myself. I love to sing and am rather fond of my two...um...unique cats. Lastly, I am a breast cancer survivor (over 11 years in the clear, yippee) and very grateful to be working in this beautiful place!