All workshops and productions are taught by professional theater artists with a penchant and talent for teaching kids. Theatre staff possess extensive knowledge and experience in voice and speech, acting, playwriting, movement, and audition techniques. Program instructors provide a supportive atmosphere while encouraging and challenging participating youth to expand their personal and creative horizons.
Brian has a BA from Framingham State College and a MFA from Goddard College. He worked in the Wellesley Public School System where he served as the Technical Director and Auditorium Events Manager for two years. Prior to that, he spent a significant amount of time working for local, regional and professional theaters including a season with Chamber Theater Productions where he assisted in the management of 4 concurrent national tours of educational theater.
Warren S. Friedman has worked as a professional director, choreographer, musical theatre instructor and private acting coach at performing arts camps and organizations, NYC after school and weekend programs, school residencies, colleges, high schools, community theaters, Off Broadway, dinner theaters, summer stock theaters, regional theaters, Off Off Broadway and at children’s theater companies around the country since 1987. Warren has run many How to Audition for Musical Theatre workshops and musical theatre intensives all over the country. Warren is a member of Actors Equity Association, an Associate Member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and a Member of the Stage Managers Association.
Susan graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Theater. She has been at PAC since 2009, directing shows such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Fiddler on the Roof, Alice in Wonderland, James and the Giant Peach, and Zombie Prom. Susan has also been involved in local theater, acting in productions with Southborough Players, Hudson Arts Alliance and Calliope Productions.
Eliomar Nascimento started as a pianist earning a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He then dedicated his career to the Operatic stage pursuing another Bachelor’s degree in Voice from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He then moved to Boston for a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Certificate Diploma from the Opera Institute at Boston University. Eliomar brings his musical experience as a faculty member for the Young Artists Vocal Program for Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Lenox, MA. He teaches voice and piano at PAC and is Music Director for many of our musical theater production. While at B.U., Eliomar tackled roles like Figaro in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Praised by the Boston Herald as the owner of a “Deep, lush voice” for his portrayal of Don Basilio in Rossini’s Barber of Seville, he has also appeared in La Traviata, Lo Schiavo, I Pagliacci, Elektra, Salome, La Clemenza di Tito, Magic Flute, Bluebeard’s Castle and many others with companies such as Opera Aperta, Real Time Opera, Connecticut Lyric Opera and Boston Lyric Opera. Mr. Nacimento is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
Kara Miles Sullivan
Kara Miles Sullivan holds a B.F.A. in Theater with a Dance Concentration from SUNY Fredonia and a Master of Arts in Theatre Education from Emerson College. Kara has been on the PAC faculty since 2009 with directing credits that include Beauty and the Beast and Into the Woods Jr., among others. Most recently, she directed Honk Jr., Anything Goes and Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kara has been teachingTheater at Wellesley Middle School since 2003. In addition to being on staff with PAC, Kara dances with the Moving West Dance Company in residence at PAC.
Joey Talbert holds a M.Ed. from Lesley College. She has been teaching drama and telling stories professionally for 20 years. Prior to that, she taught preschool in a classroom setting. Joey enjoys traveling to other preschools, performing art centers and children’s theatre companies to share her love of drama with children ages 2-9. During the summer months, she runs a drama camp for children 8-12 years old. Ask Joey how she feels about her schedule and she will tell you she has the best job ever!
Katherine Waters has taught music at Algonquin Regional High School since 2006. She earned her music degree from San Francisco State University and her Master’s in Music Education from Boston Conservatory. She has worked in Indiana and Massachusetts as a school music teacher, a church choir director, director of musicals, drama teacher and private voice teacher. Katherine was a music instructor and choir director at Indiana University at Kokomo, and has sung with the Indianapolis Opera Chorus. Kathrine has also been a lead performer and/or director with Kokomo Civic Theatre, Southborough Players, Stageloft Repertory Theater, Performing Arts Center of MetroWest and River’s Edge Players.