Shine Brighter: Creative Drama Enrichment Program



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The Creative Drama Enrichment Program is designed to serve students of all levels with a wide range of interests, and should offer a creative and social environment. These classes provide an accessible introduction to acting while instilling tools to increase self confidence, strengthen interpersonal skills and encourage imaginative play. 

From creating characters and storytelling to improv games and scene study -- students will unleash their inner actor and learn to shine brighter! Class offerings vary at every age level, guaranteeing there is an entry point for your student in the progression of classes. Program progression begins with Foundations classes with the option to advance to Core and Advanced courses. 


Instructor: Claire Sabatine is an actress and teaching artist from Rochester, NY. Since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in theatre arts and marketing, Claire has worked at the Children's Theatre of Charlotte, Hartford Stage, and as a theatre program instructor for the YMCA and Hartford schools. She has also studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC. You may have seen her in Sylvia as the title role (The Theatre Factory), the tour of Good Kids as Briana (UP Stages), The Light Princess as the title role (Three Rivers Arts Festival) or various other productions. 


Her passion project is Jumping Jack Theater, a children's theatre company in Pittsburgh that creates original works for audiences who benefit from sensory and autism-friendly strategies. Jumping Jack's creative team members wear many hats but she has primarily performed, assistant directed and managed marketing and community engagement.


Most recently, she assistant directed Jumping Jack's touring production Cityscape, produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, which is now available for booking.  Jumping Jack's sensory-friendly approach to education not only gives students tools to engage with their world but also provides a safe space for creative self-expression. She recently attended the Big Umbrella Professional Development Conference at Lincoln Center on the selective artist track to collaborate with other artists creating work internationally that exists specifically for young audiences on the autism spectrum and their families. Claire is thrilled to join the PRYC family with Shine Brighter!

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