Diane Wiese Goyette
Diane Wiese Goyette
SoDA ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR, SINGER, ACTOR, DIRECTOR, INSTRUCTOR
Susanne Burns is thrilled to be bringing her teaching talents to PacRep's School of Dramatic Arts. She is currently in her 4th year with PacRep serving as their Company Manager/Casting director. She has taught for The Western Stage Young Company, Hartnell College and MPC and brings a wealth of knowledge with her. "Susie" received her MFA in Directing from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She has been acting and directing for over 30 years. She is looking forward to imparting her passion and knowledge to the School of Dramatic Arts' students.
ARTS EDUCATOR, ACTOR, SINGER, INSTRUCTOR
Claire Moorer grew up at Pacific Repertory Theatre and is thrilled to be teaching online while living in Brooklyn. She graduated in 2019 from Northeastern University in Boston with her degree in Theatre Performance. Claire has always loved performing and has acted in more than fifty plays and musicals, most recently seen as Jo March in Little Women the Musical at The Western Stage and as Belle in Beauty and the Beast at PacRep. Currently, she works as the Summer Intensive Assistant at American Ballet Theatre in New York and is also pursuing a career as a Teaching Artist. She has previously taught for and developed classes with SoDA, worked at a K-8 public school in Brookline, MA and taught a summer musical theatre camp for Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham, MA. Claire also was a substitute teacher for two years! She is very excited to share her love of acting with children of all ages and help young performers connect and grow during this period of virtual learning!
Kacie Devaney is the founder of Kreation, a theatre, and film company based in Paris, NYC, and LA. A writer and multi-disciplined artist with a passion for travel, Kacie’s Kreations aim to inspire, expose, make you question and think! Her works champion WOMENS stories and the forgotten stories of all those who have impacted our world in a positive way and fought for equality and change. Ms. Devaney’s original works have been featured in illustrious theatres and Festivals in NYC including, The HERE arts center, The International Fringe Festival, The Mark Morris Dance Center, The Robert Moss Theatre, Gibney Dance, The Producers Club, The Tada Theatre, and the Barrow Group, (to name a few). Her plays and dances have been nominated for (Best Production), (Best Story and Writing) & (Best Choreography.) She continues to work closely with NYC industry professionals Stephen Singer and Julie Voshell. In LA, she works closely with prominent Hollywood producers, writers, and show-runners. In Paris, Kacie taught acting for the camera at the highly respected, Bilingual Acting Workshop founded by long time industry activist for the arts, Amy Werba. Kacie also offered and continues to offer one on one acting coaching and consultation to French artists looking to break into the New York City and LA scene, along with acting and movement classes to businesses and Universities. Last year, she turned her play The Great Forgotten into a tv series and is currently working with a handful of industry leaders working to get it on a network— notably, HBO and Netflix. Contact Kacie to learn more about her work and for future collaboration!
Gracie received her BA in Theater and English from UC Berkeley (in May 2020, awarded the Mask & Dagger Prize for Extraordinary Contributions to Theater, Dance, & Performance) and studied Shakespeare at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco (Summer Intensive, 2019). She has experience performing in dozens of productions (including Hamlet as Ophelia and Madagascar the Musical as Alex), as well as choreographing and assistant directing. At Berkeley, she led a dance team for The Movement Org. and choreographed for BareTroupe (the premiere student run theater org). She also has previous experience teaching Musical Theater Dance classes for children. As a youngster, she took many SoDA classes and also travelled with SoDA to NYC and Ashland Oregon's Shakespeare Festival on their fabulous educational trips.
Kyle Richlin is a performer at heart, and has been performing for the past 30 years. Born and raised in Salinas, Ca, Kyle was an original member of The Western Stage’s Young Company. Their Summer Intensive Theater Camps gave him the tools to become the performer he is today. Kyle was a season regular in multiple productions with The Western Stage, Pacific Repertory Theater, MPC Theater Company, and The Wharf Theater. After graduating high school, Kyle ventured to California State University – Sacramento where he received his BA in Theater Arts with an emphasis in Musical & Children’s Theater. There he became well rounded in every aspect of theater production, and still found time to shine in the limelight. In 2005, Kyle moved to Orlando, Florida, where he began working for Walt Disney World. He was in the original cast of High School Musical Pep Rally at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and could be seen almost daily in Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. In 2006, Kyle joined Universal Orlando Resort’s longest running show (Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue) where he sang covered from head to toe in green as one of Universal’s Classic Monsters. Kyle transitioned out to sea in 2015 as he continued his performance career as Cruise Director with both Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines. He was fortunate to not only work with theatrical professionals from all over the world, but also travel throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and the Mexican Riviera. Kyle has enthusiastically returned to his roots here in the Monterey Bay and is excited to share his wealth of experience and knowledge in a classroom setting where the passion began for him a mere 30 years ago.
Corinne is so excited to be back teaching (virtually) with SoDA. Corinne has a Masters of Arts in Theatre and Performance from SUNY Buffalo, and a BA in Liberal Studies with Minors in Theatre Arts and Creative Writing from Cal State Northridge. Corinne loves working with Pac Rep; she most recently acted as the assistant director and choreographer of Matilda the Musical, and was last seen on stage as "Annie" in Chicago the Musical. In the last year Corinne taught Summer Saturday Academy as well as Fairy Tale Freestyle, but is taking a tiny step back while completing her teaching credential with MPUSD. Corinne is very excited to be dancing and connecting with her students in this new virtual space."
ACTOR, SINGER, INSTRUCTOR
Miranda Perl was born and raised in Monterey, and is a veteran PacRep performer! She has performed lead roles in many productions on the peninsula including Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Annie in Annie, and most recently, Little Red in Into the Woods. As a recent graduate with a Bachelors degree in Vocal Jazz Performance from the University of Northern Colorado, she is thrilled to be back home as an instructor for SoDa!
ACTOR, SINGER, INSTRUCTOR
After I graduated with my BM from SFSU, I was looking for ways to supplement my income. I started working aa a choir teacher at an elementary school and soon was giving private lessons to many of the school children. I absolutely loved working with young singers and quickly decided that teaching was another musical passion and gift. Although I enjoy working with students of all ages, I realized that the age range I was particularly interested in teaching was the college level, which is when being a professional singer in Opera and Musical Theatre became a goal for me, as it has for many others. There is nothing more satisfying than helping a student reach their highest potential.