2014 - 2015 Season
South Pacific
South Pacific
2014 - 2015 Season

Upcoming Training Opportunities:



Sunday, April 27 12 -3 pm at NOCCS

Classes are open to students in 7th-12th grade


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This foundational course will teach students how to execute basic stage combat sequences effectively and safely. Students will work with fight choreographer, Carla Pantoja, on hand to hand combat as well as how to use stage weapons.


Carla teaching the "hair pull" at Teatro Vision


CARLA PANTOJA works as an instructor of theatrical combat for California Shakespeare Theater and San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and is a teaching artist through Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, and Each One Reach One. Carla received her theatrical combat training through the British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat, Academy of the Sword, Action Actor’s Society, and continues with Dueling Arts International.Her work has been seen on stage at Cutting Ball Theater, Killing My Lobster, Teatro Visión, Woman’s Will, Palo Alto Players, Broadway West, East LA Repertory Theater, as well as school productions around the Bay Area. She was the fight coordinator for two films; Evolution the Musical and Monsters Don’t Get to Cry. She has been nominated for a 2007 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for her work on Cutting Ball Theater’s Taming of the Shrew.



Join YMTC this summer for a three-week theater immersion! Take just one week or all three!

Monday - Friday, 9 - 3 pm at NOCCS

July 14-18: Creating Character

July 21-25: Ensemble Performance

July 28-August 1: Movement and Choreography

Tuition: $395 (Tuition Assistance is available). ** Take all 3 classes and receive a 15% discount.

Classes are open to students 7th-12th grade.  



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Students will learn how to take their vocal performance to the next level whether in an audition, a recital, or on stage in a production.  This week will focus on preparing and developing the musical number as an actor, providing sudents will an opportunity to work with eachother on text work, physical choices, intention, raising the stakes, and more. Solo and group selections will be assigned and rehearsed.  Students will perform their work on the final class day.  This is an excellent workshop for students interested in auditioning for YMTC's upcoming season.


This second workshop builds on the first week, moving from the individual actor to the group. All musicals demand a tight ensemble who know how to support and work with eachother.  Students will work on creating stage pictures, ensemble physicality, ensemble singing, and group improv. Through these exercises, students will rehearse several pieces that they will perform the final day of class.


The final week will focus on movement in a musical.  Students will learn basic and advanced warm ups, dance combinations focusing on various musical theater styles such as jazz, tap, and hip-hop, as well as embodying physical choices through performance of a song or scene.  Students will perform selected pieces on the final day of class.



ANNA SMITH is a local teaching artist with Cal Shakes, Berkeley Playhouse, and Redwood High School in Marin County. Anna will also be starting work with the education department with 142 Throckmorton in Mill Valley, teaching self-designed acting curriculum. As an actor, she has performed with the Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Ray of Light Theater Company, and CCCT.  




SUSANNAH MARTIN is an award-winning director, theatre educator, and theatre maker, Susannah Martin is the Associate Artistic Director of Shotgun Players and has been awarded three Dean Goodman Choice Awards, as well as receiving nominations for Bay Area Critic’s Circle, Shellie, and Broadway World Awards. Recent directing credits include: Sondheim and Weidman’s Assassins, E. Hunter Spreen’s Care of Trees, and Brecht and Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, and the award-winning Grounded for NNPN/SF Playhouse. Additionally, she has directed workshops and readings of new work for theatre companies as varied as the Playwright’s Festival, TheatreWorks, Z Space, and 2by4 Theatre. Susannah is currently the Theatre Director at San Francisco University High School, as well as guest faculty at Saint Mary’s College of California. Learn about Susannah’s approach to her work and explore her productions.



Tania Johnson is a singer/dancer/actor who particularly loves helping young people develop their artistic voices. Tania has performed with local companies including San Francisco Playhouse, 42nd Street Moon, and TheatreWorks and is a proud recent graduate of Notre Dame de Namur's Summer Music Theatre Conservatory. Recent music direction projects include productions with Bay Area Children's Theatre, Berkeley Playhouse, The Marsh Youth Theatre, Woodminster, Alameda High and Jewish Community High School. Tania has played keyboard in several orchestras for YMTC productions, and is very excited to be a part of the Summer Performance Intensives.




For more information, please email us at info@ymtcberkeley.org.