MEET THE TEACHERS
THERESA MIGNOGNA (MUSICAL THEATER DANCE 9TH-12TH AND VOCAL/AUDITION TECHNIQUE 5TH-8TH)
Theresa Mignogna is a 6th grade science teacher in the Brandywine School District, and has been part of the Center Stage Productions camps and shows for 11 years. Theresa started as a student in the camps, and after graduating the program, returned to give back to the program that taught her so much. She has been on the production team of 5 CSP camp shows, and 2 of the main stage shows. She will be teaching a variety of virtual camps this summer including Musical Theater Dance, Directing, and Audition Prep classes. She looks forward to an awesome summer of CSP fun!
PATRICK MURRAY (ACTING AND VOCAL/AUDITION TECHNIQUE 9TH-12TH)
Patrick is excited and proud to be teaching with Center Stage Productions again. He has had the pleasure of directing such productions as Seussical Jr. and Junie B. Jones Jr. with the middle school workshop as well as CSP’s 2018 Main Stage production of Annie. Teaching at Center Stage has always been a highlight of both his career and life, and he cannot wait to bring a whole new realm of creativity and learning to a virtual platform.
KRISTIE CAMPBELL (MUSICAL THEATER DANCE K-4TH)
Kristie Campbell has been teaching for 13 years and currently teaches Fourth Grade. For the past 8 years, she has had the pleasure to be part of Center Stage Productions. While teaching, she has directed and choreographed 3 Middle School musicals, and for Center Stage Productions Kristie has co-directed 8 mini musicals for grades K-2. “I love to bring my passion for teaching into this program and look forward to helping students build their confidence on and off of the stage.”
Courtney is so excited to return for her 8th summer of teaching CSP workshops! After spending her own summers on the CSP stage, she now enjoys sharing her passion with others. When not here in the summer, she is running Drama Kids of Delco and hanging with her 2 sons and husband.
LISA FLANAGAN (MUSICAL THEATER DANCE 5TH-8TH)
Whether teaching, choreographing, or her favorite, performing, Miss Lisa has been a fixture at Center Stage and area dance studios for over 20 years now. Specializing in Musical Theater, she especially enjoys teaching actors to become "triple threats" regardless of their ability level. She is especially excited to orient this summer's participants to some classic Broadway songs and routines, keeping true to the flavor of the original productions, while branching out to accommodate each student's individual levels of creativity and ability. Lisa knows firsthand how dance and movement are not solely good for the body, but essential for the mind as well. We hope you'll join her in participating in this summer's very special program designed to align mind, body and spirit in the pursuit of this uniquely American art form, that of Musical Theater.
VINCE VASSALLO (ACTING AND STORYTELLING 5TH-8TH)
Ever since he played, “The Prodigal Son” for Reconciliation when he was in second grade, Vince always loved performing. He participated in his first musical in 1997 at St. Joe’s Collingdale for a performance of Godspell. After that, he continued to perform in summer shows there, the Fall Drama and Spring Musicals at La Salle High School as well as some shows at Media Theater. He decided to take on his forever role as a teacher and has been directing shows since 2014 at Chichester Middle School and since 2018 at Center Stage Productions. "Some day, I will get back into the performance side, but I am enjoying the journey this far."
Randy is a life enrichment specialist at White Horse Village, a retirement community in Gradyville, Pennsylvania. As a graduate of Temple University's Theatre program, Mr. Marcheski now uses his training in music and theatre for therapeutic programming with patients in a skilled care and memory impairment setting. Randy is on the board of Center Stage productions where he has performed in, directed, stage managed and designed many various productions since 1991. In addition, he contributed to and led workshops for many years in Summer Theatre workshops at CSP and worked as a teaching actor for several children's theatre organizations throughout the Philadelphia region.