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As a non-profit organization, our mission is to provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to become involved in theatrical stage productions (as performer, crew, publicity, staff, or as a member of the audience) in a fun and supportive environment.

 

Linda Schoonmaker (President) majored in Liberal Arts at the Bradford College and University of Wisconsin. She has performed, directed and designed for the past 30 years in venues in Chicago, Denver and the Boston areas and has expansive knowledge of costume and set design. Linda’s background also includes extensive improvisation training and has performed alongside Chicago’s Second City Alumni.  Along with her position at Acting Out! she is also currently the Drama Director at the North Andover high school.



Dave Cook (Vice-President) majored in Russian Studies (and performing at coffee houses :-) at Connecticut College and worked as a street juggler in California.  He has been with Acting Out for the past 7 years and has performed in many roles including Willy Wonka, Captain Hook, The King (The King and I), Dr. Frankenfurter in Rocky Horror, and many others.  He has also directed seven plays including Leading Ladies, Boeing Boeing, Plaza Suite and Steel Magnolias, for which he was nominated for an EMACT award for Set Design. 



Acting Out! Theater Company, Inc.

56 Island Street

Lawrence, MA  01840

Tel: (978) 794-0001


Info@Actingouttheater.com

 

Acting Out is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  Fully Insured

The Acting Out! Theater Company, Inc. has been bringing theater to the Merrimack Valley for the past 13 years.  As a non-profit organization, our mission is to provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to become involved in theatrical stage productions (as performer, crew, publicity, administrative assistance, or as a member of the audience) in a fun and supportive environment.

 

If you or your family and friends have participated in an ACTING OUT production, you know firsthand how positive an ACTING OUT experience can be!

 

Acting Out's goal is to expand the Merrimack Valley's cultural scene while rewarding local talent, young and old, with the opportunity to be part of the theater experience.

 

We thank you for your support as we continue to grow and expand.  We hope you share our belief that theater not only entertains, but encourages creativity and personal growth and makes our lives richer.

 

Remember... ACTING OUT is what it's all about!

Laura Green (vocal instructor)has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in Music Education where she served as an adjunct professor in the choral area. She was music assistant and soloist at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Lowell, where she sang in their professional choir for ten years. Laura worked with Lowell Opera Company for 3 years where she served on the artistic direction committee as choral consultant and on their board of directors; she was also involved in music direction, production of smaller events and was cast in opera roles.



Maurisa Rose Charest (Director) originally hails from Brooklyn, NY. She has been involved in theatre as an actor, playwright, director and stage manager for the last 15 years. She is currently teaching at Northern Essex Community College. She has an MA from CW Post, a BA from University at Buffalo and an AS from Kingsborough Community College.



Brinn E. Kingsley (Director/Drama Instructor) has a BA in Fine and Performing Arts: Theatre and Arts Management from Mass. College of Liberal Arts. She has been involved in theatre as a director, actress, stage manager, and techie since high school. She has worked at New London Barn Playhouse, Barrington Stage Company, and the Juilliard School of Dance, Drama and Music in NYC. She currently directs the drama club at St. Michael's School in North Andover and is also the choir director for both the children and adult choirs at St. Michael's Parish. She has been with Acting Out since 2010 and has definitely found a home.




Lisa R. Miller-Gillespie (Director/Instructor/Choreography) hails from Denver, CO.  She has studied and performed as an actor over 10 years ago.  She has worked with the Essayons Theater, The Diversity Laboratory Theater, Theater Slam!, Historical Perspectives and the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. She has studied jazz, ballet, modern and contemporary dance at the University of Northern CO, Cleo Parker Robinson, The Dance Complex and Center of Performing Arts.