Maplewood Playhouse

Maplewood Playhouse

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2 employees
7 years in business

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Kim received her theatre training at Wesleyan College and Actor's Workshop and Repertory Company. She appeared in numerous college productions including the original children's play The Mongoose Always Wins. While a member of the Actor's Rep Company Kim appeared in such productions as The Diary of Anne Frank, LuAnn Hampton Laverty Oberlander and Baby with the Bathwater. Kim was also seen in productions such as Hot L Baltimore staged by the Jupiter Coastal Players. Kim was a Board Member of Actor's Rep and administrator of the children's programs which included workshops, camps and productions. Kim has been seen on the Cuillo stage in the Actor's Rep's children's productions of Bigger Than Life, The Big Bad Musical and The Velveteen Rabbit (which she also directed).She was last seen on stage as Gramma in The Addams Family. Her directing credits include Looking Glass Land, The Velveteen Rabbit and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown for Actor's Rep. In 2011 she started her own company, KWP Productions through which she produced and directed numerous productions including Little Women, Disney's Aladdin, Jr., Disney's Little Mermaid Jr., Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, Peter Pan, Tarzan, Oliver, Mary Poppins, Shrek the Musical and Tick Tick Boom. Her most recent directing credits include Godspell, Jr., Glory Days and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for Maplewood Playhouse. For many years, Kim has been an adjudicator at several different district thespian festivals for both the middle school and high school levels and for the past three years she has had the pleasure of adjudicating at the Florida State Thespian Festival in Tampa.

In the many years I have been directing both children and adults I receive the greatest satisfaction from teaching through my directing. I love to see the discovery of learning something new in each actor I work with. To be able to share my knowledge and expertise with an actor so they can grown and learn in the craft is profoundly rewarding.

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Lake Worth, FL 33460
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I meet with the student to determine the level of experience and to get a clear understanding of the student's goals for the learning process. I work with the parent and/or student to determine a plan to achieve those goals.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I studied acting at Wesleyan College and at Actor's Workshop and Repertory Company. I have over 10 years of directing experience working with children and adults. I have coached and adjudicated middle school and high school students in three counties and statewide.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The lessons are $65 per hour.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching/coaching as a natural outgrowth of directing productions featuring young people.

What types of students have you worked with?

Middle school, high school and college aged students, including those with disabilities.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My favorite part of the year is adjudicating high school students at the Florida State Thespian Festival.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for someone with a familiarity of working with your specific age group who has a knowledge of at least one "system" of acting.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Be able to articulate your goals.

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Theater Acting Classes Audition Prep Lessons Dance Classes Jazz Dancing Classes Method Acting Classes Musical Theater Classes Stage Performance Training Theatrical Dance Classes Improv Acting Classes