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Theater Course of Study for the Performing Arts Center Program



Attire: Comfortable clothing so the body is free to move in any form or fashion. Jazz oxfords or athletic shoes (no flip flops, heels, wedge shoes, or sandals).

Equipment: Each student should always have a notebook, a few pencils with erasers, and a script (once the student has been given one). A bottle of water is always a good idea. We work hard and need to rehydrate.

Lesson Plan: The instructors will collaborate to create lesson plans which will culminate in a public performance. We will teach warm-up exercises, how to create a resume' and head shot, audition techniques, interview techniques, voice projection, rehearsal techniques, learning lines and cues, stage direction, theater etiquette, theater equipment, and basically what is needed to perform for fun and for a living.

Benefits: Students who commit to the Theater Program can expect to become more well-rounded human beings, have the confidence to speak to a group, enjoy working with others, develop discipline to accomplish goals, celebrate their talent and the talent of others, respect their fellow human beings and love the cultural arts.

Weekdays Time Cost Per Month
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm *$20
*Monthly fee allows participation in all CCA Performing Arts programs.

Student Capacity: 30

Disclaimer: If at the time of your inquiry, no seats are available, CCA will place you on the waiting list for the next available class seat in the order you are placed on the list, per your request.

Theater Teachers

Kim Dobbs (Kimberlite Productions), Instructor

Kim Dobbs

Kimberley Dobbs has over 400 credits as actor, director, choreographer, producer and stage manager. She is executive director of Kimberlite Productions, a professional theatre company which combines the talents of professionals with non-professionals. Ms. Dobbs has been artistic director for CAST Theatre, Pie in the Sky Productions, The Other Choice Productions, Trilogy Entertainment, Top Hat Entertainment, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Mountaineer Theatre, and Bartke Productions. Her work has been enjoyed nationally and internationally. Ms. Dobbs is the founder of Young Artists for a Better World (CAST Kidz) and Kool Kidz.

Ms. Dobbs has credits with such notables as Jennifer Holliday, Richard Dreyfuss, Dionne Warwick, Roberta Flack, Crystal Fox, Helen Gallagher, Nipsey Russell, John Cygan, Ray McKinnon, Evander Holyfield, SueAne Langdon, Paula Lawrence, Clyde Williams, Ray Charles, Arthur Duncan, and Valerie Payton, to name a few. She was selected as one of five directors in Alabama asked to serve on the Alabama State Council for the Arts Theatre Review Panel.

Ms. Dobbs is a member of Actors' Equity Association and Screen Actors' Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Her corporate credits include director of shows for the opening of the Marriott Marquis (starring Dionne Warwick); Girls, Inc. (starring Jennifer Holliday); United Way; AA; Petrus Atlanta; Hardee’s; Chick-fil-a; CECO; and Atlanta Convention & Visitors’ Bureau.




Jason Wright, Instructor

Jason Wright

Jason Wright loves performing and has participated in many local productions. He has played the roles of Philisto Pratt in William Schumann’s A Question of Taste, Nardo in Mozart’s Lunatics and Lovers, and Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte. Mr. Wright holds a BFA in Art and an MA in Liberal Studies and is working toward an MFA in Visual Communication and Design.

Mr. Wright has performed in several productions with the JSU Drama Department and Th’ Promise Group, including: Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, Gee’s Bendby Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, The Gospel at Colonus by Lee Breuer and Bob Telson. He was also instrumental in the development of an original production, Th’ Burning ,written by Susan McCain and inspired by the events of the Freedom Riders’ bus burning in Anniston. He has played the role of Coalhouse Walker in Ragtime and Horton the Elephant in Suessical the Musical with CharActers Entertainment. He is also active at his home church, Grace Abundant Life, in Anniston as well as Anniston First United Methodist Church and the JSU Wesley Foundation. Mr. Wright teaches art and drama at Piedmont High School.


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