THEATRE ARTS IN THE PARK NORTH PARK PRESENTED BY:

T3 Triple Threat Youth Mentors
Directors: Morie Williams, Ryan Pest, Shirley Johnston and Leif Corbeil

Meet the Directors

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T3 Founder & President: Morie Williams

Morie

Originally from Los Angeles, Morie grew up in San Jose California where he found a love for performing with San Jose Children’s Broadway Style Musical Theatre. Morie has performed his way across seven continents and over 200 counties.

Morie has always believed that when a performer gets to a certain level in their career, they should help someone else along the way. Thus, T3 Triple Threat Youth Mentors was born. Some of Williams credits include performing in events with the likes of Lorna Luft (daughter of Judy Garland), Chita Rivera, Oscar-winning actress/singer Jennifer Hudson, Latin pop-star and American celebrity Charo, Marty Thomas from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Wicked and the late Nell Carter of the Broadway musical Ain’t Misbehavin’.

 

Coach & Acting Instruction: Matthew Ryan Pest

Matthew Ryan Pest is an educator and performer originally from Huntsville, Alabama. He received his BA in classical vocal performance from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a minor in theatre arts. He then moved to Los Angeles and graduated from Cal State LA with an MFA in television, film, and theatre acting. Along the way, he has worked with so
me incredible groups including Deaf West Theatre Company, the nation’s premier company creating performances inspired by Deaf culture and ASL, and the Circle Squared Collective (founding and active member), a bi-coastal ensemble-based acting company specializing in devised theatre created through Moment Work (Tectonic Theater Project). He has been performing professionally for fifteen years, coaching private voice for over ten years, and working as a music director for the past six years. But his heart lies with performing arts education and so enjoys working with young artists. Ryan and his husband, Alfred, recently moved back to SoCal where they currently reside in Mission Valley with their dog, Bigsby.

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Morie Williams

Originally from Los Angeles, Morie grew up in San Jose California where he found a love for performing with San Jose Children’s Musical Theater. Morie has performed his way across seven continents and over 200 counties.

Morie has always believed that when a performer gets to a certain level in their career, they should help someone else along the way. Thus, T3 Triple Threat Youth Mentors was born. Some of Williams credits include performing in events with the likes of Lorna Luft (daughter of Judy Garland), Chita Rivera, Oscar-winning actress/singer Jennifer Hudson, Latin pop-star and American celebrity Charo, Marty Thomas from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Wicked and the late Nell Carter of the Broadway Style Musical Theatre Ain’t Misbehaving’.

Matthew Pest

Matthew Ryan Pest is an educator and performer originally from Huntsville, Alabama. He received his BA in classical vocal performance from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a minor in theatre arts.
He then moved to Los Angeles and graduated from Cal State LA with an MFA in television, film, and theatre acting. Along the way, he has worked with some incredible groups including Deaf West Theatre Company, the nation’s premier company creating performances inspired by Deaf culture and ASL, and the Circle Squared Collective (founding and active member), a bi-coastal ensemble-based acting company specializing in devised theatre created through Moment Work (Tectonic Theater Project).
He has been performing professionally for fifteen years, coaching private voice for over ten years, and working as a music director for the past six years. But his heart lies with performing arts education and so enjoys working with young artists. Ryan and his husband, Alfred, recently moved back to SoCal where they currently reside in Mission Valley with their dog, Bigsby.

Shirley Johnston

When she’s not performing professionally Shirley loves helping young people craft their best work both on and off stage. She has taught and directed at various dance studios, schools and productions companies in San Diego and New York City. Most recently, Shirley was seen on the Moonlight Amphitheater Stage as The Witch in Big Fish. In the Summer of 2016, she will once again run the Break A Leg Productions Broadway Style Musical Theatre Boot Camp at Culture Shock Dance Center. T3 is thrilled to have her on board!

OPERATING SAFELY & STAYING HEALTHY DURING COVID:

COVID-19 Response

Dear San Diego Musical Theatre Community – COVID-19
Response.
In response to COVID-19 and state-wide conditions, T3 Triple Threat Youth Mentors has moved its programs outside. In time “The Show Will Go On”, but for now we’ll continue to train in the safest and healthiest of environments. As we plan for tomorrow the health and safety of our students is our number one priority. All classes are held outside, mask are worn at all times and physical distance is always maintained.

We welcome your solutions, resources, and important information that helps our community move through this together. In fact, feel free to email us.
Morie Williams
Founder & Executive Director
Click through on the link below for our full safety and operating
plan. Click Here for COVID-19 Operating Plan

WHAT:

WHEN:

WHERE:

Broadway Style Musical Theatre In The Park is a series of classes designed to help students craft their best performance both on and off stage at san diego junior theatre. Whether an absolute beginner, casual enthusiast or aspiring professional all are welcome! We start with the fundamentals and progress accordingly. Following the California State Board of Education’s Arts Standards, participants will train with a “Triple Threat” mindset.

Upon completion students will have expanded their voice, dance and acting abilities. Our program culminates with a student showcase on or around our last day of class. Showcase date(s) will be pending COVID 19 conditions.

January 11, through April 11. Classes will be held online and in-person and will take place on Monday, Wednesday & Friday between 3:30 and 5:00 PM. We’re aiming for our last day of class/ our showcase(s) to be on or around April 11, 2021. However, due to the fact we will be working outside and at mercy of the elements, we’d like everyone to be open and flexible regarding these matters. In-person classes scheduled on rainy or wet days will be held on-line.

Morley Field, 2600 Jacaranda Pl. San Diego, CA 92101 Near the outdoor stage area- just west of frisbee golf. Showcase be held live in person at the park (if conditions are suitable) or live streamed. These decisions will be made closer to end of our workshop.

COST:

$360 or 3 monthly payments of $120.00. This works out to be $10 per class. To help us cover production cost there will be a tuition deadline on or before March 15. A scholarship program available for families in need.

SCHOLARSHIP:

(individual) 19 years ago, T3Arts was established to provide opportunities for performers and Teaching Artist to train, develop and showcase their talents. Our needs-based scholarships are intended to make the arts more inclusive to all who wish to participate. Especially to those that would otherwise go without. To qualify participants will need to show proof of income and or enrollment in a benefits program. A scholarship may waive a portion of tuition fees.


To Apply for Scholarship: Complete the online scholarship application and attend a T3 scholarship committee meeting. Applicants under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or guardian present. You will receive an email regarding this
meeting.

Scholarship Deadline: The scholarship deadline for this winters program is February 15, 2021.

PRODUCTION DETAILS

AGE REQUIREMENTS:

7 through 18-year-olds. There may also be some production spots for those interested in learning about this side of the show process. (directing, stage managing, technical theatre, etc.)

PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS:

Everyone will be asked to sing, learn dance choreography and study scene work or narrations in the style of the show. Performers wishing to appear as leads will have the opportunity to audition when the time is announced. 
If you or someone you know is interested in learning about becoming a “Techie” which
 consists of (directing, stage managing or becoming a backstage tech ) you can sign up
 for an interview. Techies do not have to audition. Designed for ages 10-18, tuition is the
same. “Like” our Facebook page to keep up with new information and announcements.

WORKSHOP DATES:

September 5, 2020 – November 15, 2020

REHEARSAL DAYS:

Rehearsals will take place on Monday, Wednesday or Friday 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. In person rehearsals will take place at Morley Field or at Rec center.

TECH WEEK:

November 6 -12    4:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. ALL CAST MANDATORY

PERFORMANCE DATES:

November 13, 14, 15, | 7:00 – 8: 30 PM

Call time is typically 1 hour prior to the performance, and all cast members should expect to stay after the last show date to help with striking and to enjoy a CAST PARTY!

CONTACT:

(619) SUN-ARTS (619) 786-2787 or Email Here