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Our Teachers

Aleta Barthell:

Aleta was trained at Northwestern University (B.S.), British American Drama Academy, Shakespeare & Company and at UCSD (La Jolla). She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA). She has had over 10 years experience as a professional stage actress. Aleta is also a registered screenwriter with the Writers Guild of America and teaches playwriting throughout San Diego County with Playwrights Project.

Samantha Ginn:

Samantha Ginn graduated from Sonoma State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Acting.  Some credits include; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 60-Minute Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing (New Village Arts), Hickorydickory (Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play), Coming Attractions (Moxie Theatre), The Car Plays (Segerstrom Center and La Jolla Playhouse), Plays by Young Writers (Playwrights Project), Dog Sees God (InnerMission Productions), and Almost, Maine (Scripps Ranch Theatre).  Samantha is also a company member of Circle Circle dot dot.  Besides performing, Samantha has also directed The Little Mermaid (North Coast Rep Theatre School) and California Gold (CYT).  She has taught improv and acting through Kids Act, CYT, and various schools.  She is thrilled to be returning to Improv Camp this summer!  She loves playing theatre games, laughing uncontrollably, and eating 5 layer dips from Trader Joe's in one sitting.

Taylor Wycoff:

Taylor Wycoff holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of San Diego and currently works as the Director of Outreach and Education for Cygnet Theatre Company and as a Resident Teaching Artist for San Diego Playwright's Project.  She has extensive experience in all aspects of theatre, both technical and performative, and specializes in dramaturgy, as well as the relationship between minority performance art and the community.  Taylor has had the privilege of presenting her research at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference and the Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium and is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

Robin Cravens:

Robin Cravens is a Encinitas artist who enjoys helping children find their creative voice.  She has been with Kids Act since 2008.  Along with acting, Robin enjoys painting, yoga and gardening. 

Maggie Rintala:

Maggie Rintala holds a performance and teaching degree from the university of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has taught and performed extensively over the last 20 years. In addition to performing and touring with several dance companies, Maggie taught all over San Diego county in the public school system. She also directed the performing arts program at the Magdalena Ecke YMCA.

Sacha Volek:

Sacha began improvising with Comedy Sportz Santa Barbara in 1992, all the while pursing a BFA in Acting from UC Santa Barbara. After a not so brief hiatus wherein she waited many tables and snowboarded at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, she returned to Southern California. Following the birth of her first child in 2010, she found her way back into performing improv with National Comedy Theatre where you can see her perform regularly.

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