Caren Hearne has been a professional performer for over 20 years performing all over the United States and Europe. A veteran of 2 National Tours and one European Tour, Caren has also performed extensively in the Washington DC area and several Cabarets in NYC.  Theatre education has always been a part of the equation; whether as an affiliated teaching artist or public school theatre instructor. Classes taught are acting, audition techniques,  beginning directing, stage management, and beginning acting for the camera . Caren holds a BA in Theatre from Shenandoah University and has taught in the DC Metro area for Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Adventure Theatre, West End Theatre, and founded the Rising Star Theatre Camp and taught it at various locations.  She also was the Youth Arts Education Director for the Workhouse Arts Center, teaching, designing artistic programs, and coordinating teaching artists for educational outreach to local schools. Caren is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Association.

Alisa Mehlohas a BA in Theatre from Westminster College where she participated in many productions both on stage and behind the scenes. She acquired her MA in Educational Theatre at New York University. She was certified in Theatre for grades Pre-K through 12 and worked as a substitute teacher and teaching artist in New York City. Since returning to Western PA, she has worked as a teaching artist, directed for Theatre Westminster's 10 Minute Play Festival, and enjoys getting back on stage once in a while! Alisa lives in Bellevue with her husband, Stephen, and her daughters, Annalise and Carys. 

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