June 17 - July 28, 2019
Camelot Theatre's 2019 Conservatory Show:
The Pirates of Penzance
Check back soon for details on our 2020 Conservatory production!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Renée Hewitt – Director/Acting and Dance Instructor: Renée has taught voice and acting with the Camelot Conservatory for six years and is excited to be returning! She’s directed both Les Miserables and Spamalot at Camelot as well as choreographing their production of Jekyll and Hyde. Other directing experience includes Co-Directing and Choreographing Antshillvania and an adaptation of Pilgrims Progress for Shoestring Productions and Co-Directing The Swallow at Brookings Harbour Community Theatre. Renee’s formal training includes 25 years of classical jazz and tap, 30 years of private voice lessons and several acting classes including The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, but most of her experience is practical. Performing on stage at Marriott’s Great America and 11 years sharing the stage with Broadway performers at American Music Theatre of San Jose, where watching and talking to people like Amanda McBroom, Jean Stapleton and Larry Kert, the original Tony in West Side Story, were invaluable.
Daniel Sessions Stephens – Co-Director/Acting & Dance Instructor: Most recently Daniel scripted, produced and performed Hound of the Baskervilles for Collaborative Theatre Project’s – Radio Days. He has directed, choreographed and performed for many theaters in the Rogue Valley including nine seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as a dancer and choreographer. Daniel has taught theater and dance to teens and children while working with The Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas Children’s Theater, Ashland Middle School and other local schools plus visiting schools to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. With a B.A. in Theater from SOU and a M.F.A. in Dance from SMU; Daniel continues to teach Renaissance Dance workshops for Shakespeare Studies educational program at SOU and Baroque Dance workshops and lectures for the Music Teachers Association of Oregon.
Kerry Lynch – Voice Instructor Rehearsal Accompanist: Kerry is an actor, singer, teacher and theatre artist from Jensen Beach, Florida. She is an alumna of Stetson University, where she studied Theatre Arts and Vocal Performance. She also spent a semester studying musical theatre at the National Theatre Institute at the prestigious Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT. The last few years, she has been teaching private vocal and piano lessons to all ages, as well as offering acting and musical theatre classes for small groups. Many of her students went on to win first place and runner up at the Florida Federation of Music Clubs Junior Convention.