The Gleekers: Youth Music and Dance Theater with Kathleen O'Mara
June 17-21, 9:00 am-3:00 pm at Montrose Field House
A one week workshop culminating with performances of song and dance ranging from Contemporary, Classic & Broadway hits! Students and teaching artists create a fully produced performance that will entertain audiences of all ages. This class will be taught by Kathleen O'Mara with choreography assistance from visiting instructor Kevin Gallacher.
Teaching Artist, Producer and Director of Performing and Visual arts since 1992. Known for being dedicated to innovative quality staged productions, Kathleen has worked with thousands of students across the nation on hundreds of performance pieces. Historical content performance pieces, student original works, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, Film Making, Animation and Classic Dramatic works, are all based on a background in Educational Theatre Arts, and experience.
Kathleen is equally comfortable with small or large casts, novice or experienced actors of all ages. Kathleen's programming talents and curriculum, creates a strong platform for fast-paced process oriented work that ties together structure and organizational skills of teaching with freedoms of ambitious thought provoking projects. Influenced by the talent and training of the interpersonal acting, transpersonal acting as well as ensemble group theatre directors of the 1950's, Kathleen strives towards a product that tells a story, creating pictures and moments within the scene work. A knack for a creative eye and accomplishing visually stunning pictures of character and costume as well as commitment to ensemble process and the importance of warm ups, theatre games, and sense of community, has led her to a career of quality productions in a myriad of artistic, expressive, academic and inspiring work.