Come enjoy a week of theatrical experiences including: playwriting, costume design, the actors process, and even performance! Students will work collaboratively to create a short play which will be performed at the end of the week. They will use both imagination and research to inform their artistic choices in everything from design work to acting. Additionally, students will explore improvisational theatre in both long and short forms as a means to stimulating the playwriting process and deepening their acting skills. Students with and without theatre backgrounds are invited to come explore, learn, and play! Rachel Wright is a passionate theatre educator who seeks to help her students grow their understanding and compassion for the world, life, and humanity through the magnificent practice of theatre. She has a BS in Theatre Arts Education from Appalachian State University. After college she moved to New York to pursue a career in theatre. She was accepted by Circle in the Square Theatre Conservatory Program where she concentrated on her craft. Upon graduating she began performing in countless off and off-off broadway productions. She served as the theatre teacher to the amazing students of PS 41 where she rekindled her love of teaching. At PS41 she wrote and developed a theatre curriculum and directed many students productions. She also taught creative drama studies at the Manhattan Country School. Currently, she teaches music and movement and the Franciscan School. She uses yoga to help students understand movement and is a 500 hour certified kids and adults yoga instructor. Rachel is thrilled to be sharing her love of theatre with your children at Saint Mary's this summer!