4 – 5 Grade Understand the basic concepts of short form improvisation scene work and improve games using basic “Yes and” …, Story Structure, Acting Techniques and Stage Basics. Builds confidence, language and storytelling skills. Uses social distance and Covid protocols. Mary is currently the Producing Artistic Director of Brüka Theatre in Reno and The Carson City Ghost Walk. A theatre artist in residence with Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation for over 20 years, she is an actor/playwright/director/producer/theatre maker. She has written, directed and toured with The Bruka Theatre For Children yearly show for over 10 years. Her one woman original show: Dorothy Parker … Shivering and Sighing won Best of The San Francisco Fringe Festival and toured nationally. Stage Training and Performance include: The American Conservatory Theatre – San Francisco, Bay Area Theatre Sports (BATS), Dell Arte’ International Theatre Company, New York Stage & Film, B Street Theatre, Bruka Theatre, GLM Theatre Company, The Reno Philharmonic, Reno Jazz Orchestra, Sierra Nevada Ballet, New York Stage & Film, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and The Missoula Children's Theatre. Mary is a Kennedy Center trained teaching artist and works as an Arts Integration specialist for The Sierra Arts Foundation. Film performances include: Sister Act, Dear George and Nowhere Nevada. Mary also enjoys voiceover work, advocacy, historical research, long walks on the beach and taking interesting jobs to support her art like simulated patient, perfume model and Easter Bunny. She is very excited to work with the students at Doral in the Drama Program!