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MOXIE produces primarily new plays by female playwrights, which defy the sterotype of what it means to be feminine. MOXIE is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Show us your MOXIE and become a supporter!


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The School of MOXIE was opened in 2010 for the purpose of inspiring new theatre artists, training working artists and encouraging the theatre makers of tomorrow. As we head into our 5th year, we are celebrating our successes and anticipating an exciting new future! As MOXIE Theatre embarks on ‘Season 10 - Celebrating a Decade of Women's Work’, look for new and exciting School of MOXIE events that support the theatre’s mission to defy stereotypes by creating more diverse and honest images of women for our culture. 

NEW CLASS in September!

Writer’s Workshop: The Hands Project

With Nashona Andrade Seals of ‘Our Mommies Hands’



Workshop Goal: To facilitate a safe and creative space for an oral and written history to exist in telling stories about our mother and mother figures and how they have impacted our lives. To promote healing, celebration, and reflection through literary expression (monologue, poetry, short story, letter, etc.) to be shared on the OMH website (www.ourmommieshands.org).

Workshop Layout: In a two day time frame, workshop participants can expect to be engaged through a series of writing and dialogue prompts, activities, and discussion that will trigger their memories, allowing them to acknowledge and reflect on the impressions our mothers and mother figures have on our lives. The second half of the workshop will suggest a responsibility and awareness of what we hold onto and let go from our past (functions of our hands), and its impact on who we are, and how we exist and interact with others.


Date and Time: Two Part Workshop! Monday 9/22 and 9/29 from 6:30-8:30pm

Fee: $40              

Registration Due:  September 15, 2014

To register for this class please email education@moxietheatre.com.


Instructor Bio: Nashona Andrade Seals is a full time mom, wife, and Founder of Our Mommies Hands. She received her Master’s Degree in Human Services, with an emphasis in Community Psychology from Springfield College School of Human Services, and also holds a degree in Child and Family Development from San Diego State University. She has also worked in the field of higher education as an Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment, and carried the role of the Committee Communications liaison for the 2006 NOHS (National Organization for Human Services) Conference.


School of MOXIE programs include:

  • MOXIE in the Schools -- In collaboration with VAPA and the San Diego Unified School District, MOXIE Theatre professionals offer In-School Seminars, Professional Development Seminars and Common Core Supported Workshops. Please contact us by calling (858)-598-7620 or email education@moxietheatre.com to find out how MOXIE Theatre professionals can visit your Middle School or High School.


  • Internship and Mentorship Programs -- We are thrilled at the success of our new Internship program supporting High School students in their professional development and providing role models for young theatre makers. Internships are available in Production, Marketing, Technical and Administrative Departments.


  • Community Acting Classes for Professionals and Beginners --Classes include: Audition Workshop, Monologue Coaching, Advanced Scene Study, Intro to Acting, Physical Theatre Workshop, and many others. Current offerings listed below, please contact education@moxietheatre.com for registration information.
  • YOUNG PROFESSIONAL COACHING with Jo Anne GloverPrivate Lessons are available for experienced younger students age 13-18 interested in working on character development, developing audition monologues and enhancing performance technique in a more personalized, supportive environment.





Jennifer Eve Thorn: Jennifer is a founder of MOXIE theatre,an actress and a director. She received her degree in Theatre from The College of Santa Fe, studied with Commedia Del Arte and taught for Playwrights Project. She was an Assistant to the General Manager at The Vineyard Theatre in New York, Casting Associate for The San Diego Rep and is currently the Associate Artistic Director and Marketing Director for MOXIE Theatre.


Jo Anne Glover: Jo Anne is an accomplished award-winning actress who trained in acting at New York's Circle in the Square Professional Training Program. She has worked as an actress across the country for the last 20 years. As a teacher, she has conducted corporate team-building workshops with MOXIE Theatre for such corporations as half-full, Disney/Pixar, Packet Video and Sendt. She also works as a private acting and vocal coach, specializing in sound production and dialect work.


Lisel Gorell-Getz: Lisel is the Director of Education at the School of MOXIE. She has been a Theatre Educator for over 20 years, teaching students age Kindergarten through Adult in various classes and workshops all over San Diego County. Locally she has taught with the La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe Theatre, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Playwright's Project, The Institute for Arts Education, and The Actor's Center.



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