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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 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. Subscribers and returning students always receive 10% off enrollment for any School of MOXIE class. 




Back by Popular Demand:  Intro to Acting --for Comedians 


In this unique class, Award Winning Actress Jo Anne Glover will focus on building acting skills for performers who have some experience on stage in Stand-Up and Improv. She will focus on creating voice versatility, finding a sense of truth and communication in acting, and maximizing your ability to use physical awareness and charisma. Jo Anne approaches the class with a focus on the voice and body connection that will enhance your training in a grounded and supportive way and give you vital experience in monologue work, scene study and audition technique.

This is an excellent class for beginning actors seeking the confidence and skills for establishing character development and stage presence.

Date and Time: Mondays 6-8pm for 4 weeks -- STARTING 2/2/2015  ENDING 2/23/15

Fee:    $160           

Registration Due:  January 26, 2015

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


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 -- Community Classes include: Audition Workshop, Monologue Coaching, Advanced Scene Study, Intro to Acting, Physical Theatre Workshop, and many others. Private Lessons are also available for experienced younger students age 13-18 interested in working on character development, developing audition monologues and enhancing performance technique in a personalize, 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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