The Laguna Playhouse is committed to excellence in programming, teaching, and production. We are committed to the process of training and production that encourages thinking, responsive individuals in a diverse society. We view the training and practice of theatre as necessary and integral to our lives.
Our Director of Youth Programs
Donna Inglima – a veteran director, writer, producer, teacher, and actor – serves as
Director of Youth Theatre, Education & Outreach for The Laguna Playhouse. Donna, who has directed published and original plays in New York City, Chicago, Palm Springs, Stockbridge, MA, Syracuse, NY, and Laguna Beach, is also the Producer and Director of TheatreReach, an Equity Theatre for Young Audiences touring program. You may contact Donna Inglima by email or at (949) 487-ARTS (2787), Ext. 202.
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Kelly Herman is a professional actress and serves as the Associate Director of Youth Theatre, Education & Outreach for The Laguna Playhouse. She has a BA in Theatre Performance from Long Beach State and a Master of Fine Arts from Rutgers University Professional Training Program. Kelly studied at South Coast Repertory’s Summer Conservatory and continues to study acting in various Master classes. She teaches acting, is a consultant on period styles for stage, and is a private coach.
Kathy Cannarozzi-Harris is the Director of Theatre at Mission Viejo High School and has been recognized statewide for artistic excellence in programming. Kathy has an MA in Theatre from Penn State, is a freelance director, private coach, and has worked at The Playhouse for the last eight years as a director and teacher in our Youth Theatre Program. Kathy has directed over 120 productions and has been teaching for over 20 years. Kathy is a member of the prestigious California Arts Project in San Diego.
Jane Hilary comes from England where she studied at the Royal Theatre Company as well as taught and directed both adults and young people. Jane is a former South Coast Repertory Professional Conservatory member and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare by the Sea. Jane currently teaches, directs, stage manages, and performs. She’s a novice fiddle player and works her skills at various fiddler gatherings. She is currently stage managing for The Laguna Playhouse TheatreReach Program.
Christopher Villa is a professional (certified) fight choreographer, actor and teacher. He acts and teaches nationally and at University California, Irvine. Christopher has worked at The Playhouse for five years.
Class sizes are limited and fill quickly. First come, first served with payment
Phone with your payment or credit card number to: Kelly Herman (949) 497-2787 x230
Scholarship Information: A limited number of partial Scholarships are available for those students who could not otherwise participate. Criteria: Statement of need including income hardship.
Refund Policy: No refunds after first class. Full refund upon cancellation up to seven days prior to the first class. 75% refund after the seven day deadline.
The Laguna Playhouse reserves the right to dismiss any student having difficulty meeting behavioral criteria and participating fully in the class and workshop experience.