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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.

Mary Sanz

Mary has been a teacher with Kids Act for the past year. She is an actress and has a background in childhood development.

Veronica Burgess

Veronica has been performing improv for over 8 years. Having started with San Diego Theatrsports, she is now a regular performer at Finest City Improv. She has trained with Laura Hall (Who's Line is It Anyway?), Judith Shelton (iO West), and Rachel Mason (The Second City, Chicago).

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