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Watch Me Read!




6 Weeks, Thursdays 10am-11am, June 2-July 7

About the Course

Our Pre-Kindergarten through first grade classes for children focus on social and artistic development through Storytelling, dramatic play and theatre games. A book is chosen and students learn how to read the words, build an ensemble and use their voices, bodies and imaginations to create stories and characters. A small performance will be shared with families on the final day of class.

Your Instructor

Ashley Pippin

Ashley Pippin

Ashley’s diverse background prompted her passion for community, diversity, and mental health. Ashley Pippin is the Founder and Executive Director of Genesis Theatre. As a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience in theater education, nonprofit, and ministry, Ashley is a strong believer of transparency and authenticity in the workplace. Ashley regularly develops mental wellness and theater curricula to assist art professionals with effective mental health techniques. Ashley is an advocate for the arts, human trafficking, and mental health community. Ashley is available for private consultations and coaching.
Ashley is finishing a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Capella University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University, specializing in Religion & Counseling. Ashley enjoys eating & cooking, a good puzzle and music.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Akron Black Artist Guild
American Alliance for Theater & Education
Akron Public Schools
The East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church
Rahab Ministries
Cleveland Female Empowerment Organization
East Cleveland Coalition
West Side Community House
The Cleveland Playhouse

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