Professional training for serious careers in theatre and film.

Coaches

Elaine "EE" Moe

Artistic Director, Lead Coach

Elaine “E.E.” Moe, Artistic Director, co-founded the prestigious Megaw Theatre, Inc. and Megaw Actors Studio Theatre of Los Angeles, the nationally recognized Megaw Actors Studio of CA/AZ and the Megaw Ranch, Fine Arts Retreat in Coquille, Oregon. She has worked in Los Angeles, New York, in regional theatre, Off-Broadway, and as guest artist for Los Angeles Shakespeare Company, L.A. Olympic Theatre Festival, and solo-artists touring productions, Throughout her extensive entrepreneurial career she has earned distinguished critical honors and awards for her work as a director, actor, theatre administrator, arts management consultant, educator and master class coach. Her professional career reflects her lifelong dedication to developing artists in all mediums She is an adjudicator/panelists for national arts conferences and symposiums.

She is honored to have received awards for New York/Los Angeles Audience Development, LA Women in Theatre Johnston’s Yogurt Career Achievement, Drama Logue Courage to Dream , Greater San Fernando Valley/Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Mentorship, University of Arizona Mortar Board Outstanding Teaching; Maricopa CC District Distinguished Adjunct Faculty (AFA for SCC ) and the Maricopa District Foundation Award for Mentorship in the Arts with a Scholarship in her name. Theatrical nods _Drama-Logue, LA Reader, LA Weekly, Robbies, Goldies, AriZoni nomination among others. And, she is still the only woman to have won both a Directing and Acting Award in a single season from the Los Angeles Drama Critic s Circle. Detailed Directing & performance credits upon request some AZ credits include: PhX Theatre New Works, AJtCo, ATC, AWTC, PCFTPA, DFT, MCC, LOT, Invisible Theatre.

EE is playwright of To Feed Their Hopes, An American Cantata, a musical celebrating American women, collaborators Elaine B. Kendall and Dennis Poore - productions in New York, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and collaborator with Joe Morella on Peter Grimm, A Christmas Story. She is also a founding member of WIT (Women In Theatre/L.A.), Arizona Theatre Company ATC/ACT, League of Los Angeles Theatres, California Business Advocates for the Arts, California Theatre Council and numerous others. Served on the Arizona Arts Commission. Arizona Arts and Education, AZ Film Commission Task Force, University of Arizona, Director of Production; ASU Lyric Opera Theatre, Guest Director; and is Adjunct Professor of Acting/Directing/ Playwriting & Dramatrug for Scottsdale College where she serves as Artistic Director of WriterzBox Playwrights Showcase and Professional faculty for Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre. She is a proud member of Screen Actors Guild - American Federations of Radio and Television Actors, Actors Equity Association-Liaison, Stage Directors and Choreographers.

The greatest reward of all is the continuing success of our actors, directors, musicians, dancers, choreographers, writers, filmmakers, producers, educators and behind the scenes artisans who grace national and international stages. Thank you for the truth and discipline of our craft.

David Dickinson

Associate Artist - Coach

David Dickinson, a programmer turned actor and director, has been privileged to be a part of the Arizona theatre community for the last ten years performing for Phoenix Theatre, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, Childsplay, Southwest Shakespeare, Shakespeare Sedona, Class 6 Theatre and Desert Foothills Theatre. He is currently a proud member of Phoenix Theatre's Partners That Heal improve troupe which entertains and sooths patients at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. For seven seasons David toured regionally and internationally with Childsplay, Speeltheater Holland and La Jolla Playhouse delighting young audiences in over 1000 stage performances. He recently directed productions with Class 6 Theatre at the Mesa Arts Center and is an Associate Artist of the Megaw Actors Studio where he continues to train and coach. He is represented by the FORD/Robert Black Agency for film and commercial work. On television he hosts the locally produced show, Food*Ball, a teen cooking competition. He holds a MS in Information Management from ASU but went back to school to complete a degree in Theatre from Scottsdale Community College. He has also studied at the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre. David makes his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, where enjoys learning French and tinkering with music: he plays the violin on occasion, the ukulele about as frequently, the piano poorly and the banjo very badly. (www.davidjdickinson.com)

Pamela Fields

Guest Artist - Master Classes, Acting

Pamela Fields is a professional actor, director and educator. She was the Theatre Arts Director at Scottsdale Community College from 1975-2002, and her directing activities there earned extensive recognition. Award-winning productions included LADYHOUSE BLUES, BLUE WINDOW and the acclaimed WORKING, which enjoyed invitational performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Active in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival at the national, regional and state levels, Pam earned three Kennedy Center Medals for Excellence in Theatre Education and membership in the American College Theatre Festival Fellows for Distinguished Service. She has appeared with Actors Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Jewish Theatre, Arizona Women’s Theatre and Theatre Artists Studio. Favorite roles include Big Mama in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Ida in MORNING’S AT SEVEN, Dolly Levi in THE MATCHMAKER, Judith Bliss in HAY FEVER and Alma in MYSELF, ALMA MAHLER, her one-woman show that continues to tour to theatres and music festivals throughout the southwest. (www.myalmashow.com).

Laura Durant

Publicist/Guest Artist

Laura Durant is a Guest Artist and presents the very informative "Actors Toolbox." Her casting website, DurantCom.com, is the "go-to" resource for actors in the Metro Phoenix area. Laura is also an award-winning film and stage actor, voice over talent, writer and photographer.