Chad Jason Scheppner
MFA, Acting and Directing, University of Missouri – Kansas City
MFA, Physical Theatre, Dell’Arte International, Blue Lake, CA
Chad has been working as a director, instructor, writer, and administrator of the performing arts for children for more than 20 years. He has taught at Regional Theatres, Shakespeare Festivals, Universities, Studios, Camps, and Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. He has worked as an Instructor in several capacities with ages 3 to adult, instructing up to 150 students per class.
His diverse work history in Los Angeles ranges from creating plays with at-risk youth and multi-generational gang families in East LA, to producing and directing scores of musicals each year in Santa Monica. He has also worked as a musical director, conductor, and instructor of music, theatre, and dance in communities from Calabasas to Manhattan Beach.
His overall objective for THEATRE 31 is to provide fun, non-competitive performing arts classes in which each student is given an opportunity to strengthen their awareness, concentration, and communication skills, to enhance their abilities to perform and to collaborate, and to provide each an opportunity to build self-esteem, courage, and compassion in their lives and their art.