Staged! After School
Unleash your creativity with games and fun exercises in storytelling, music, percussion, rhythm, and improvisation.
Who: Kids ages 7-13 – no experience necessary!
When: Wednesdays 3:00-5:00, April 12-May 31. A sharing of the kids work will be at 5pm after the May 31st class.
Where: The Marylhurst School, 1232 Linn Avenue, Oregon City OR, 97045. Right on the #33 bus line.
Email Staged! or call 971-803-7713 for information about available financial aid
Teachers: Jennifer Davies, Jessica Hirschhorn, and Andrea Whittle!
Jen appeared in the acclaimed Staged! production of Parade. Comfortable in both musical theater and operatic/classical repertoire, Jennifer has performed with companies such as Portland Opera (Carmina Burana), Opera Theater Oregon (Sophie in Werther/Out of Eden), Broadway Rose Theater (Evita, world premier and recording of Ripper, and Pinocchio), Lakewood Theatre (Grand Hotel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Pixie Dust Productions’ Legally Blonde – The Musical and The Wizard of Oz, and Portland State Opera’s The Merry Widow and Falstaff. Jennifer has had the privilege of teaching private voice for the past few years and has worked with and coached some of the top high school and middle school choirs in the state of Oregon. Jennifer has extensive experience teaching both drama and voice classes for middle school through college aged students, and has also vocal directed for musical productions with Christian Youth Theater (Beaverton), Theater Outreach (Salem), and West Linn High School. Jennifer has also served on the faculty at George Fox University teaching Musical Theater Performance. Jennifer received her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Portland State University, studying under Christine Meadows and Douglas Schneider. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music (Vocal Performance emphasis, minor in Theater Performance) from George Fox University.
Jessie is a transplant from NYC having recently graduated from Ithaca College with a BFA in Acting. She is a Core Member and the Fundraising Chair of the Original Practice Shakespeare Company, a PATA board member, and a freelance actor, director, teacher, and plus size model. She has taught all over the world, from Peru and Costa Rica to northern Thailand as a theatre and music teacher! She is thrilled to be joining the Staged! team. Yo hablo español.
Andrea played Hannah in the Staged!/Artists Rep collaboration of A Civil War Christmas this winter. A former Portland Playhouse Apprentice, Andrea was in their production of Peter and the Starcatcher. Other credits include The Every 28 Hours Plays at Confrontation Theatre and Antigone Project at Profile Theatre. When not onstage, Andrea is proud to serve as Managing Director of the up-and-coming company, Confrontation Theatre. She feels extremely blessed to be able to use her gift to give a voice to the voiceless and to be living her dreams out loud.