T3 Triple Threat Youth Mentors (T3)

Meet The Directors

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 musical Ain’t Misbehavin’.


Ryan Pest:

Matthew Ryan Pest is an educator, performer, and music director originally from Huntsville, Alabama. He received a BA in classical vocal performance with a minor in theatre arts from UAHuntsville and an MFA in television, film, and theatre acting from Cal State LA. He has worked with many 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). Ryan brings his almost 20 years of education, performance, and teaching experience to share through his passion: performing arts education and working with young artists.

Matthew Ryan Pest

Claire Christy:

In pursuit of a career in theatre, Claire loves to dance, sing and act whenever she can, and is especially passionate about educating and sharing theatre with others. She recently performed in Heathers the Musical, The Little Mermaid, and an extended run of Mamma Mia at Coronado playhouse. Through T3 Claire hopes to help others grow, and have a blast seeing what they discover.


Camryn Burton:

Camryn previously worked in the Artistic department at The Old Globe, running local casting calls and coordinating new play workshops. A graduate of UCLA, she also assisted in casting at Fox Studios and the membership department at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Camryn credits the amazing theatre community in San Diego for inspiring her to work in the entertainment industry. She is now looking forward to getting more kids involved in the magic of the performing arts through T3!


Leif Corbel:

During his senior year of high school Leif was hired by SeaWorld International. As part of the entertainment department he was cast in the original productions of Madagascar Live andn Operation Vacation. He has taught and directed at various schools and junior theatre’s all over San Diego. Corbel is currently in his final year at UC San Diego where he is finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Music.



In response to COVID-19 and state-wide conditions, T3 has moved its Language arts programs outside. In time “The Show Will Go On”, but for now we’ll continue to train & educate our students in the safest and healthiest of environments.

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. Click through on the link below for our full safety and operating plan.

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

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Language arts In The Park (LAITP) is a theatre-based literacy program that provides an outlet for kids and teens to strengthen their core and academic skills.

Following the California State Board of Educations Arts Standards for public schools participants explore the dramatic process from ideal, to page to stage. Along the way students develop academic and life skills necessary for personal and academic success.

Language arts In The Park (LAITP) promotes critical thinking, effective communication, working collaboratively while helping youth discover their own personal voice. This approach consist of an exploration of various dramatic texts, reflective journaling and dramatic writing exercises culminating in the creation of published or original works; which upon completion are culturally responsive and reflect personal identity an experience.

Students emerge from the Language art program with more confidence in their capability to learn at school, a greater sense of personal accomplishment, and a stronger understanding of how to communicate for success.The overarching goal is for students to attain lifelong, creative, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits through arts activities.


To start on February 22 or when we have at least 8 participants, and run through May 30, 2021. Classes will be held in-person and will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between 3:30 and 5:00 PM. Our end of session culmination/ showcase date will be pending COVID 19 conditions.


11454 Blue Cypress Dr. San Diego, CA 92131. Classes and showcase to 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 Language art workshop.


A good attitude and willingness to learn is more important than experience performing experiences.


Classes are designed for students ages 8-18. This winter we’re aiming to keep students in three age groups:

1) 8 -11
2) 12-15
3) 16-18


$360 or 3 monthly payments of $120. To help us cover production cost there will be a tuition deadline on or before April 15. A scholarship program is available for families in need.


February 22 through May 30, 2021.


(individual) T3 Language art 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 March 22, 2021.


End of May TBA
Showtime: TBA


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