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Crystal Spring, Theatre Teacher
Theatre 2 students perform at Pillsbury House Theatre

 I am very honored to be the founder and director of the Washburn Blackbox Acting Program since 2008. The focus of acting class is to develop original work based on your own life experience.

Students gain skills in: improvisation, script work, character development, vocal projection, relaxation techniques,  playwrighting, & poetry. Students will also develop skills that enhance creativity, self discipline, and cultural awareness.

What to expect: In acting class, students start by building a foundation of SAFE SPACE & RESPECT, to learn the skills to work as an ensemble and develop creative work with their peers. Students will be up on their feet, working together as they develop their artistic voice. Students have the opportunity to work with professional actors, poets, directors, playwrights, and dancers from the

Twin Cities community.

Professional/Educational background: I worked in the Blackbox Acting Program at St. Paul Central High School from 2004-2008, working with my mentor, Jan Mandell, to develop the tools and skills to create original theatre with young people. I earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of MN, Twin Cities- focusing in performance and social change. I have performed and directed in the Twin Cities community since 2003, using theatre as a way to create cross cultural dialogue, as well as an educational tool for young people and adults.


FEEL FREE! To contact me with questions regarding Washburn's Acting Program!!!!!!


Call Washburn 612.668.3400 (ask for Miss Spring's room)

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