About the Instructor
Kacie Mixon has taught dramatics for young people for over 20 years. She holds a BFA in Theater from Rutgers University, and a MAT in Teaching from Montclair State University. She served as Education Coordinator at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and has taught, adjudicated, directed and mentored young actors at ASF, George Street Playhouse, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theater of NJ, Omega Institute, Princeton Montessori School, Newark Public Schools, and with her husband, GRSF actor Chris Mixon, co-founded a Creative Dramatics for Homeschoolers program in rural Alabama. Kacie teaches Literacy, Theater, Civics, Public Speaking and Reading in New Jersey. Her son Jackson, a rising junior at Rutgers and an alumnus of the SYA program, who also played Young Seward in the 2019 GRSF production of Macbeth, will assist Kacie in teaching this summer.
Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students
These programs are for students who have completed 6th-12th grade to grow as young artists and learn new skills while engaging with professional company members. Acting students learn to approach Shakespeare’s text the same way our professional actors do: applying principles of scansion, acting technique, and text analysis. Design students work alongside professionals to develop their own approach to sets, costumes, and lighting. Film students will take part in the creation of a fully-produced short film, acting as a director, camera operator, sound/lighting technicians, and other on-set duties. On July 26th, the community will be invited to see a showcase of the work created by our students.