As many of you already know, my time at the SLO Little Theatre is coming to a close. I have had an amazing year working at the theatre, but it is time for me to move on to other ventures. I will still be actively involved in the theatre and hope to stay on as a teacher for the spring and summer sessions.
In these final weeks at the theatre I have had the pleasure of training our new ACT Coordinator, Kerry DiMaggio, and I would like to take some time to introduce her to all of you. Kerry has been involved in the SLO Little Theatre for many years in different capacities and I was very lucky to have her come on board this summer as a teacher for the ACT Summer Musical Camp. She is a gifted performer and teacher who shares her love for theatre with passion and fun. Her students love her energy, flexibility, and caring nature. I have every confidence that Kerry is going to make a great addition to the SLOLT Staff and lead the ACT Department into another successful season.
Thank you to all of you for your enthusiasm and support for me this past year. I look forward to what the future holds and am excited to stay involved in the program to see how all of you grow and shine.
Kerry has also wrote a letter to all of you (see below) with some details about her background and plans for the ACT Department. If you have any questions or just want to say hello, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 781-3889 ext 14
P.S. For those of you interested in seeing what Kerry looks like, please see her headshot!
Dear Parents and Students,
My name is Kerry DiMaggio and as some of you know, I will soon be joining the Little Theatre team as ACT Coordinator. I am absolutely thrilled by the opportunity to be working at the theatre and with such wonderful and talented students, no less!
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know a little bit about myself. I’ve been a singer and actor most of my life; one of my earliest memories is performing songs from “The Little Mermaid” for a family-member audience…and I’ve been onstage ever since! I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Cal Poly, where I worked in many aspects of theatre, from costume design to playwriting, acting to directing. One of my favorite courses at Cal Poly was Children’s Drama: one taste of teaching theatre to children and I was hooked! Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to be hired as a teacher for the ACT department; I co-taught the Summer Musical Theatre course, and am currently teaching the Musical Theatre I and II courses for the Fall session.
I’ve always been a strong believer in the importance of education. In particular, a theatre education teaches leadership, teamwork, and discipline, and concentration. A theatre education challenges us, stretches our imagination and creativity, and is just plain fun! I am so excited to be continuing my theatre education here as ACT Coordinator; not only will I be constantly learning, but I get to pass along my experience, enthusiasm, and love of theatre to children. What could be better?
As for the future of the program, we are enthusiastically planning the Spring and Summer sessions. We are very excited about both of these sessions; we will be offering some great classes for each. We are always looking for as many students as possible with which to share our program, so I’ll be sure to keep everyone updated! In addition, we are always looking to expand, enhance, and improve our program in as many ways as possible, so comments, suggestions, or ideas are always welcome. We want your child to get the best theatre education possible!
Thank you for your interest and continued support of the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre’s Academy of Creative Theatre. I am very much looking forward to meeting you in person. Please feel free to contact me with questions, concerns, anything!
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
(805) 781-3889 ext 14