Adult Camp Teachers

thessaly lerner Creative force, Thessaly Lerner, was sent to Camp Winnarainbow in 1980, at age 6 and has spent her adult life spreading Camps philosophy, Towards the Fun, to the rest of the world.  Her musical alter-ego, The Ukulady, campaigns for the Downfall of Evil, promoting fearlessness, intellectualism, kindness and creativity through music, comedy, live shows, puppets, animation and more.  In addition, Lerner creates, pitches and produces TV, works in voiceover and is currently making an epic documentary about the women of SF's 60's counter-culture called Psychedelic Women: my mom, her friend's and my friend's moms.   She is thrilled to return to camp and will be teaching ukulele, comedy performance/sketch/creating-memorable-characters and perhaps some ab work... bring your ukuleles to be part of the Camp Winnarainbow Ukulele Orchestra!

kim-2014 3 You might recognize Kim as your extrordinary Adult Camp costumer but this year she will offer a week long Storytelling workshop! Kim Porter is an award-winning, critically acclaimed writer/performer, director, and zealous developer of other people's work (and not just as a means of avoiding her own).  Porter has written over a dozen plays and solo performances since she officially quit acting in 1997. Her plays have been produced in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, San Francisco and NYC, receiving multiple acalaids and awards.
For twenty years Porter has been facilitating and producing creative writing workshops, coaching solo-performers and storytellers, and story-editing the works of other artists. For the last 18 months she’s been teaching storytelling to older adults with memory loss through the Creative Aging Initiative.
Porter works in a small group using prompts, improvisation, and exercises to jog loose memory and imagination. Working with both the written word and oral traditions of storytelling, she helps the individual artist uncover the story they mean to tell in the manner they mean to tell it. She’s helped develop the work of playwrights, storytellers, puppeteers, poets, dancers, singers, and clowns. She meets the creative artist where they are and therefore her coaching is appropriate for artists at all stage of development from beginners to well-seasoned.

jj_crashbang.jpgJJ Crashbang is a multidisciplinary artist that has explored  visual  and performing arts  for the last 35 years.
He has studied at Dell'Arte School of physical theater  in Blue Lake  ,the National l Circus School in Montreal and Emily Carr college in Vancouver.
 Over the years he has performed at various children festivals,did street theater  in Europe from London to Vienna and has since combined clown, unicycle and  other nonsensical  displays to his performance.
Along the way he has encountered prestidigitation and various forms of shenanigans  which he will share with willing participants.
Come and learn one or more magic tricks that will help you become a legend in your own mind and in potentially others.

Stay tuned for further updates on teachers, menu, classes and more!

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