A weeklong program running for students aged 13-18 to explore the art of acting through song. Visiting artists K. Richardson and Jim Wade provide thoughtful coaching for teen artists learning their craft. The week will culminate in a "something to share" cabaret of ensemble and solo numbers. *Students who would like to sing solo are encouraged to bring a song or two with them that they’d like to work on.
K. Richardson loves making theatre with teens. During the school year, she is the full time acting teacher and director at Germantown Academy in Ft. Washington, PA. Honors include: Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” High School Theatre Program (2009), Germantown Academy’s Distinguished Teaching Award (2009), Distinguished Extra-Curricular Award (2018), and more than 28 Philadelphia CAPPIES awards for Excellence in High School Theatre, including a record 3 for overall musical. She is a certified Meisner Instructor and has taught classes in acting, improv, and music theater at over a dozen programs in the greater Philadelphia area. When Broadway closed down in March 2020 she had three alums making their Broadway debuts- one in performance, one in previews and one had just begun rehearsal. As the performing arts find their new normal, she is grateful to be working with the Flynn to bring tomorrow’s artists on stage today.
Jim is passionate about the transformative power of music and loves being the man behind the piano supporting voices of all types. He has music directed both solo Cabaret Acts and full scale musicals throughout the Philadelphia Region. Jim continues to work as a teacher, songwriter, performer and accompanist, and is currently in the process of opening a private music studio. His first album, “Wade in the Water” was released on CD and he is working on content for a second.