SHERRI ALLEN
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Subjects taught for theatre include (among others):
  • Improvisation
  • Monologue & Audition Preparation
  • Beginning & Advanced Acting
  • Scene Study
  • Voice, Speech, & Movement
  • Accents & Dialects for the Stage
  • Theatre History/Period Styles (Greek Theatre, Commedia dell'Arte, Restoration, etc.)
  • Playwriting
An experienced and credentialed teacher, Sherri says, "I nurture my students' creativity and provide them with a fun and supportive environment in which to learn and develop self-expression and self-confidence at their own personalized pace."

Enroll in Sherri’s Fall 2011 classes:

Classes for older adults at MiraCosta College resume the week of August 23rd. To register for The Impact of Radio on Our Lives or our fun improvisational acting class, Self-Awareness through Improvisation, through Mira Costa College’s Community Education program, enroll online at: http://www.miracosta.edu/schedules.html

  • Tuition-Free Noncredit Schedule, Fall 2011
  • The Impact of Radio on Our Lives meets at the MiraCosta College Community Learning Center in Oceanside from 1:30 PM to 4:20 PM on Tuesdays, beginning August 23rd.  (NCPSY 13-01)
  • Self-Awareness through Improvisation meets at the MiraCosta College Community Learning Center in Oceanside from 1:30 PM to 3:50PM on Wednesdays, beginning August 24th. (NCPSY 11-01)

Schedule an appointment for Private Coaching:

Click Here for Private Acting and Vocal Coaching Sessions

Sherri has worked as a Teaching Artist for the following arts organizations:

La Jolla Playhouse
San Diego Junior Theatre
J*Company Youth Theatre
North Coast Repertory Theatre
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It's Greek to Me!

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The Princess Bride

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Commedia dell' arte

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Commedia dell' arte

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Creative Dramatics

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Beginning Acting
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Creative Dramatics students





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It's Greek to Me!

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The Princess Bride

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Commedia dell' arte

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Creative Dramatics

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Beginning Acting
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Sherri and Beginning Acting Students
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THE IMPACT OF RADIO ON OUR LIVES
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The Wizard of Oz

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Commedia dell' arte

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Shakespeare students practice fencing
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The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf
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Sherri helps her playwriting students develop their play ideas through staged readings
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Some of Sherri's students have gone on to appear at such acclaimed theaters as the Old Globe, North Coast Repertory Theatre, and San Diego Repertory Theatre.

PEOPLE SAY THE NICEST THINGS

 

LETTERS of RECOMMENDATION

“It is with great pleasure that I recommend Sherri Allen. She is a consummate professional who brings great talent, good humor, and strong commitment to her work as an actor and teacher. Sherri receives rave reviews from audiences, directors, classroom teachers, and other actors. I look forward to working with Sherri again, and I recommend working with her to anyone seeking a creative, fun, professional theatre experience.” May 20, 2008

Maria Glanz, Artistic Director, Playwrights Project

 

"Sherri is a fantastic actor and brings her acting talents to her teaching, nurturing students in a positive and productive manner. Students have fun while learning, which deepens their understanding of the curriculum. Teachers' and students' responses to Sherri's teaching are glowing with praise. Top Qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative." Cecelia Kouma, Managing Director at Playwrights Project

“Sherri is an engaging and intuitive actor. I've seen her play a huge spectrum of characters, and she has a talent for bringing her roles to life. Although my favorites are her comedic roles, she's also a highly skilled dramatist as well, whether she's interpreting an ancient Greek tragedy, Shakespeare, or any of the numerous modern works in which I've seen her act. On a personal note, she's also very engaging and friendly, and incredibly intelligent, and I love having her as part of any cast, crew, or classroom I'm in.”  Ellen Lizzio, colleague at LEGOLAND California

 

Aaron Huniu, Managing Director at J*Company Youth Theatre, has recommended your work as Teaching Artist at J*Company Youth Theatre. Aaron hired you as a Youth Theatre Instructor in 2005 and hired you more than once.  Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative.

 

LETTERS of THANKS

"Hi, My daughter enrolled in two workshops: Freeing the Actor's Voice & Improvisation for Tweens.  Just wanted you to know that Jalie really enjoyed the classes.  Not only did she have fun but she learned from the instructor. Thanks, Kathleen F."

 

"Hi Sherri, Thank you for teaching the Princess Bride class with such patience, kindness and enthusiasm. It was a new experience for Kasey, and she looks forward to diving deeper into theatrical classes. Is there a particular one in the future you would recommend? Thanks again, Delsee"

 

"Sherri, Thanks again for everything.  Miley really enjoyed the class—she’s been beaming all night!  That was a much more difficult play for them to tackle but they did a great job. -Tracy" 

 

"Dear Ms. Allen, Thank you so much for teaching us about Greek plays and how to perform theater.  We all had a fabulous time!  Thanks Again!" - The Sixth Grade Seminar Students of Lewis Middle School

 

"Hi, Just wanted to pass on to you how much we enjoyed your presentations to us on the Greek tragedies. The kids really did a great job and learned a lot from you. You are a great presenter!"

- Karen Lynn, Seminar 6/Gate 7 English/Resource teacher, Lewis Middle School

"Good job, Sherri!!!" - Lisa Berger, Education Programs Associate, La Jolla Playhouse