SPARK*les is a series of master classes, workshops, and camps where our young thespians can shine!

We are very excited to offer this series run by Mary A. Stiegelbauer.

2019/2020 Classes, Intensives, Camps!


The following classes will be taught by

Guest Artist - Ginny McMath

*‘Meet Ginny McMath’ & Class Descriptions below list of classes*

Mondays: Beginning October 14, 2019

Laughter Yoga

10:00am-11:00 am - satarting: October, 14, 2019 - ongoing class  

Age: Adults 

$20 per class or $100 for 6 classes, paid in advance  

Acting for TV

4:30pm-5:30 pm - October 14, 2019 - November 18, 2019

Ages: 10-16      

 $20 per class or $100 for the entire 6 week session, paid in advance


6:00pm-7:00 pm – October 14, 2019 - November 18, 2019

Ages 10+

 $20 per class or $100 for the entire 6 week session, paid in advance   

$175 for both 6 week sessions, paid in advance

Tuesdays: Beginning October 15, 2019

Acting for TV

5:30pm-6:30 pm - October 15, 2019 - November 19, 2019


 $20 per class or $100 for the entire 6 week session, paid in advance   


6:30pm-7:30 pm - Beginning: October 15, 2019 - ongoing classes


$20 per class or $100 for 6 classes, paid in advance  

Thursdays: Beginning October 17, 2019

Laughter Yoga

10:00am-11:00am - Beginning October 17, 2019 - ongoing class  


$20 per class or $100 for 6 classes, paid in advance  

Scene Study

 4:30pm-5:30pm - October 17, 2019 - November 20, 2019

Ages 12+

 $20 per class or $100 for the entire 6 week session, paid in advance 

Scene Study (for adults)

6:00pm-7:00pm - October 17, 2019 - November 20, 2019


$20 per class or $100 for the entire 6 week session, paid in advance   

Saturdays: Beginning October 19, 2019


10:00am-11:00am - Beginning October 19th, 2019 - ongoing class


$20 per class or $100 for 6 classes, paid in advance  

class descriptions:

Acting for T. V.


Acting for T.V. is an  8 week television scene study class. Each acting technique Stella Adler, The Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen, Chekhov, & the Stanislavsky Technique have their strengths and weaknesses. Ginny combines the various techniques helping actors pull from what they connect with. Actors will be paired together to rehearse a T.V. scene together each week then they will perform it. After the actors performance, the actors will work on their scene with Ginny. At the end of the workshop, a special performance will be held for friends and family. Adult and kids classes available. 




Improvisations teaches us to heighten our awareness in acting. 

This form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Each week of this 6 week workshop actors will learn the value of “yes” and the strength of thinking on your feet. This class revolves around silliness and fun. And not only is it good for actors, it also is a confidence builder for anyone! Adult and kids classes available. 




A singing performance class to learn the art of New York cabaret performance. Each student will choose a song each week to bring in and be worked on. We will find subtext, truth, and expansion in each song. The art of storytelling is the key and each student will discover that. At the end of this 6 week course a performance will be held. Adult and kids classes available. 


Scene Study


Each time this 5 week class is taught, students will work on scenes from a play. Each scene will be dissected and played with. Students will discover how to find different takes on the characters. How can YOU play the part uniquely? What will make YOU stand out at an audition? Classes available for adults and kids. 




Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which one can develop through the practice of meditation, exercises, and breathing techniques. It helps with stress related issues, anxiety, PTSD, focus, peace, kindness, gratitude, happiness...

It is truly a life changer for children and adults. This is a 6 week workshop. 


Laughter Yoga


Laughter Yoga helps bring more laughter and joy into your life. Anyone can laugh for no reason without relying on humor, jokes or comedy AND will feel the benefits on the very first session! Initiating laughter as a body exercise in a group with eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter. It oxygenates Your Body and Brain and convinces both you are happy.  Laughter Yoga is combination of deep breathing exercises, yoga and laughter exercises. You will leave this class feeling great!

The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.

This is a 5 week class that can be ongoing. 

Meet Ginny McMath!


Ginny McMath is an actor, singer, director, writer, artist, mindfulness teacher, and laughter yoga facilitator. GInny originated roles Off Broadway in Blood Orgy of the Carnival Queens, Urban Myths at Manhattan Theatre Club, and Satan’s School for Girls. She played Audrey in Little Shop at the Boston Theatre, and Gypsy Rose in Gypsy. Other favorite roles include: Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, Maria in The Sound of Music, Rosamund in The Robber Bridegroom, Ado Annie in Oklahoma!. She toured in Beehive and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. She originated the role of Boo in Bark which was the longest running musical in Los Angeles. Director credits include: Bark, The Robber Bridegroom, The Italian Show in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, My Big Fat Gay Wedding in Los Angeles, Eric and the Snow-Maidens Off Off Broadway, The Carpenters Off Broadway (Triad Theater), The Green Group Off Off Broadway, and Mostly Died Blonde Off Off Broadway. T.V. Guest Star Credits include: It’s Like You know, Third Rock From The Sun, Malcom in the Middle, Rizzoli and Isles, Will & Grace, 3 Sisters (recurring), Crime Reports, Grey’s Anatomy, Eat This (Pilot originated role), The Middle (recurring). Voice overs include voice in Disney Lands It’s A Small World sang for Little Mermaids daughter and Disney network Many Audio Books. N. Y. Mac Award Winner for Best 1 Woman Show. Was picked as 1 of 10 for Ten Untapped Talents in NYC and sang on The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Books include: Broken Headbone, Kid’s Exercise, and Get Your Body Moving. Ginny has 4 Certifications in Mindfulness Therapy and is a certified Laughter Yoga facilitator. in her spare time she is a Phlebotomist!


Cabaret Intensive

Cabaret Intensive with Mary Stiegelbauer & Cat Yudain

When:   May 18 – May 22, 2020 (Monday-Friday)

              May 26 – May 29, 2020 (Tuesday-Friday)

Final showcase on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 7:30pm

Time:    5:00pm-7:30pm

Cost:     $150.00 

Ages:     10-19

No experience necessary!

     Students will be given a diverse curriculum, taught by Mary A. Stiegelbauer who is currently the founder and Artistic Director of draMAStic dance works and Guest Artist, Cat Yudain who is the Artistic Director of RAWHIDE Theatre Company.

     Mary graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Dance and a minor in Classical Studies. She worked professionally with The Lost Colony ( in Manteo, North Carolina for 3 seasons before forming her own company, draMAStic dance works. Mary has an extensive resumé as a teacher and director and is well known to students who have attended theatre camp at the Playhouse.

     Cat, a resident of New York City, obtained her BFA in acting from the University of CT. Recent New York acting credits include Psittacus Productions' Cyclops: A Rock Opera and The Royal Pyrate at ArsNova. Recently, Cat was the Fight Director for PrashNYC's indy film Sluggo the Skullcrusher. She has training in Krav Maga and experience with most weapons. Cat is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. She is the Artistic Director of R A W H I D E   Theatre Company, teaches Suzuki, enjoys modeling, banjo, writing, and a good adventure.

     For two weeks, students will be working on acting, dancing, singing, stage combat and finding their individual strengths on stage!  

There will be a final showcase on May 29, 202- at 7:30pm

     This is a perfect program for beginner and experienced aspiring actresses & actors! Maximum enrollment is 20 students.

Email: or call the office at (757) 787-2050 to sign up!


kids Musical theatre camp

June 15-19, 2020 (Mon-fri) 9:30am-3:30pm
June 22-26, 2020 (Mon-fri) 9:30am-3:30pm

Legally Blonde Show Dates:

  • June 26, 2020 at 7:30pm

  • June 27, 2020 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm

  • Tickets: $15 Adults & Seniors $10 Students

Campers will study acting, dance, voice,  costuming, backstage and improv.

  • Ages 11+

  • No experience necessary

  • Space is limited so register early

  • Limited scholarship funds are available for partial tuition costs.

  • Camp Tuition is $250 for both weeks.


Email to enroll in this workshop.

In addition, there will be many, many dance and theatre classes, master classes, and workshops throughout the year presented by our visiting guest artists! Look out for email blasts, social media posts & updates here!


Our student & internship coordinator:

Mary Stiegelbauer  Artistic Director of draMAStic dance works

Mary Stiegelbauer

Artistic Director of draMAStic dance works

Mary Stiegelbauer

Mary A. Stiegelbauer, founder and artistic director of draMAStic dance works, graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Dance and a minor in Classical Studies. Prior to earning her degree, she trained in ballet, modern, contemporary, African, tap, jazz, Latin, and character for eleven years at the ESO Arts Center, the Virginia School for the Arts, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Mark Morris Dance Company, Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham Dance Company, and the Richmond Ballet. Her dance credits include principle roles in The NutcrackerLe CorsaireSwan LakeDon QuixoteLa SylphideThe Sleeping BeautyL’Enfant ProdigueCinderella, and Nutcracker Swings. Choreography credits include The Pirates of Penzance Jr.Hairspray Jr.Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.Once Upon a Mattress Jr.Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical, Shrek, The Musical Jr.Elf, the musical Jr.The Little Mermaid Jr.Santa's Mixed Bag, Beauty and the Beast Jr., Mary Poppins Jr., The Beast Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and SPAMALOT. Acting credits include Joby in Anton in Show Business, Sophie in Artist Descending a Staircase, Meg in The Actor’s Nightmare, and the title role in Peter Pan. Ms. Stiegelbauer performed at the Waterside Theatre as a dancer in The Lost Colony for two seasons, as Aggie in Oklahoma!, ensemble member in Jesus Christ Superstar and as a featured dancer/Dance Captain inThe Wizard of Oz. In 2012, she returned to Manteo and performed in The Lost Colony’s 75th Anniversary season as a Dancer/Dance Captain. In 2014 she danced the role of the Secretary in her original production, Intrigue, a mystery on marley… which made its Washington D.C. debut at the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival. Ms. Stiegelbauer is an Associate Producer for, choreographs for and teaches classes in theatre and dance at The North Street Playhouse as well as, runs & co-owns Isdell Photography with her husband Robert and is the founder and Artistic Director of draMAStic dance works.