Dear Workshop Parents and Guardians,
My name is Michelle Raskey and my role as Director of Education
includes the management of all Workshop productions at Civic Theatre West.
I have served as Civic Theatre West's
Director of Education since 1995. During that time I have been the
liaison between the schools of Placer County and our theatre,
bringing thousands of children each year to experience the joy of
live theatre. I have also had the pleasure of being the acting
instructor for several of the theatre's Youth and Little Ones
Workshops, and currently serve as the Director for our Master
Shakespeare productions for Teens.
My passion is theatre. I believe that something
amazing happens when someone attends a live performance that cannot
be matched by any other media. There is a relationship between the
performers and the audience that connects them, and the shared
experience is art - vital, alive and transforming in its
power. It is so wonderful to see children grasp that concept early
in their lives. As performers the children learn confidence and
self-esteem, camaraderie and teamwork; life lessons that they will
take with them wherever they go and whatever they do. This is the
excitement that I hope to bring to our Workshops as Director of
Education: my passion for seeing children and young adults
experience the magic of live theatre.
You can reach me by email at
feel free to call me at 916-xxx-xxxx X 115. I look forward to
meeting you soon.