(Education Director, Scene Study, Improvisation, Voice, Theatre for Youth Director)
Laurel Crowe has the distinct pleasure of being the very first student in the Conservatory back in 1992.
Laurel holds a B.A. in Speech and Theatre Arts from the University of West Georgia.
Laurel has worked in the Conservatory in every position including Director of the Performance Camp productions Seussical the Musical,
Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, Peter Pan, and this year’s hit Willy Wonka Junior.
Laurel appeared as "Mrs. Little" in the 2008 Theatre for Youth production of Stuart Little, and has directed the Theatre for Youth productions of River Rat and Cat,
Ramona Quimby, James and the Giant Peach, and Aesop’s Fables.
(Improvisation, Movement, Puppetry)
Qate is so excited about teaching with GET since 2007!
Qate teaches improv with GET iT! (GET's teen improv troupe) and Structured Nonsense (Saturday middle school improv).
Throughout the year she fills her time as a puppeteer around Atlanta, an improvisor with Kennesaw Improv Society, Stupid, and House Manager here with GET.
She received much of her actor training at Georgia College & State University where she founded the improv troupe The Armed Farces.
She is currently a student of Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University.
Between summer camp sessions Qate recently travelled with KSU to Morocco to study and perform at the International Festival of University Theatre.
(Junior Conservatory: Music, Movement, Creative Story Drama)
Tara Chiusano, a graduate of James Madison University's Theatre and Dance program,
started her career as an actor/singer performing at various regional theaters around the east coast.
Favorite shows include:
James and the Giant Peach (GET),
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Tallapoosa Theater Co.),
The Hatfields and McCoys (Theatre West Virginia),
A Christmas Carol,
The Frog Prince (Theatre IV),
Winnie-the-Pooh (Adventure Theatre),
A Fiddler on the Roof and
Godspell (Mainstreet Theatre, PA).
She also has a thriving career teaching early childhood music and has since gone on to write original music
for young children--performing at various venues throughout the mid-Atlantic.
A trained Music Together® teacher, Tara currently teaches music and movement classes all over the Atlanta metro area.
Check out her website at
(Musical Theatre, Scene Study, In-School Residency Instructor)
Jessica De Maria graduated from Oglethorpe University with a B.A. in Communications.
She then went on to get her Masters in Library Sciences with a specialization in services to youth from the University of South Florida.
Jessica served in the public library system for four years developing literature based programming for young adults.
Jessica went on to complete a second Bachelor's degree from Oglethorpe in Theatre with a focus in Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies.
Jessica is tremendously fortunate to be a working actress with recent credits at Aurora Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, Georgia Ensemble Theatre and Pinch N' Ouch.
Jessica also serves as a a teaching artist throughout the city of Atlanta, most notably at the Center for Puppetry Arts,
Alliance Theatre, Aurora Theatre and Georgia Ensemble Theatre.
Molly could not be any more excited about being a part of the Education Department at Georgia Ensemble Theatre for a third consecutive year.
Molly started as a Teaching Assistant for the camp and now has the honor of becoming a member of the GET staff as Education Associate and Instructor!
She is a recent Kennesaw State University graduate with a B.A. in Theatre & Performance Studies with a concentration in Acting.
While at Kennesaw State Molly had her hands in everything including being a part of the storytelling troupe,
The KSU Tellers, as well as an ensemble member in K.I.S.S. (Kennesaw Improv Society Stupid).
She studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland
and performed at the International Theatre Festival in Casablanca, Morocco in study aboard programs throughout the years.
Kati Grace Morton
(Elementary Musical Theatre (fall 2012), Elementary Shakespeare (2012))
Kati Grace "KG" Morton is the Resident Teaching Artist for the Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.
Some favorite onstage credits there include
Hamlet the Musical,
Two Gentlemen of Verona,
KG also teaches for GET, yourAct Studios and she is the lead teacher for Performing Arts Camps for 2nd-5th grades and the
Junior Players Performance Class with the Alliance Theatre Acting Program.
KG and her husband co-founded and run the long-form sketch comedy troupe Give Us Brains! productions.
(Voice/Scene Study/In-School Residency Instructor)
Mary Saville has been teaching theater for over 15 years, both in Atlanta-area high schools and in theaters around Atlanta and Boston.
She's worked with students ranging from preschool through college.
She earned a Master's degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College.
As a professional actor, Mary has appeared on stage with GET and with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Synchronicity Theatre,
Stage Door Players, and many others.
Mary has been teaching at GET since 2008, and is always excited to get back to work with these terrific students and staff.
Spencer G. Stephens
(Music Director, Mash-Up Musical Madness, Improvisation, Musical Theatre, Puppetry)
Spencer G. Stephens is an Atlanta-area actor/singer/puppeteer/composer and educator.
He has performed for many theatres in the metro Atlanta area including the 2010 production of The Boys Next Door at Georgia Ensemble.
Spencer is a General Company Member of Dad's Garage Theatre where he had done improv since 2004
and a resident puppeteer at the Center for Puppetry Arts where he has performed since 2003.
He is a two time Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre (MAT) Award winner and a Suzi Bass Award nominee.
Spencer is currently the Assistant Drama Teacher at St. Martin's Episcopal School in Atlanta where he has taught Elementary and Middle School students since 2006.
He also serves as an Education Associate at Georgia Ensemble where he has taught summer camps and workshops for youth since 2005.
In 2008, Spencer and his writing partner Robin Seidman won the National Children's Theatre Festival at Actor's Playhouse in Coral Gables, FL
with their original musical PAINT!: Marc Chagall's Colorful Musical Adventure.
Spencer's music has also been featured in three original mini-musicals at the Imagine It! Children's Museum in downtown Atlanta.
(Education Associate, Make-Up Instructor, Scene Study, Lead Residency Instructor)
Corinna is thrilled to be a part of the Education Department at Georgia Ensemble Theatre!
She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in the Winter of 2010 with a B.F.A. in Media and Performing Arts.
While hanging around the craft services table on a film set discussing why there were no Vegan options,
she found out that the film was missing a make-up artist and needed one desperately.
This one little realization started a passion that would not be stopped, leading Corinna to attend the Make-Up Artist Studio in
Richmond, Virginia after graduation to learn as much as possible about make-up design (particularly special effects) for film and theatre.
Now, as a Certified Make-Up Artist, Corinna is the Education Associate at G.E.T and does freelance on films and photo shoots and acts as much as she can!
If you would like to see her past projects (with new photos to come), please visit her website at
Josh is overjoyed to be back at Georgia Ensemble Theatre for a second summer.
He graduated from Kennesaw State, where he studied acting, in the fall of 2013.
His recent theatrical work includes
Bus Stop at Kennesaw State University,
The Devil Tree and The Theory of Everything with The Collective Project, Inc. and he portrays Jasper Newton Smith at the Atlanta History Center.
He is also in the midst of filming his third season of KidStuf with North Point Ministries.
He is extremely excited to sing and dance and create with the most creative kids in the world!
(Movement; Junior Conservatory: Creative Story Drama, Movement)
Andrew Crigler is an actor, director, writer, and teaching artist.
He holds his BA in Theatre and Performance Studies from Kennesaw State University with a minor in dance.
Recent shows include:
A Wrinkle in Time,
A Confederacy of Dunces (Theatrical Outfit),
The Ugly Duckling (Serenbe Playhouse),
The Girl From 2a,
Revolutio: Children of an Idle Brain,
The Othering of Mr. Windebaggin,
The Theory of Everything,
The Voodoo Review,
Quiet! They Can Smell Fear (The Collective Project) and
Strong4Life (Telltale Theatre).
Andrew will direct
The Red Herring with The Collective Project in the summer of 2013.
Andrew most recently added movement choreographer to his list of credits with Georgia Ensemble Theatre's production of
(Characters of the Watershed, Storytelling)
John Edward Doyle Jr., a native of Minneapolis, MN, has been a teaching artist for 10 years in the metro Atlanta area in the theater arts.
Upon completion from Morehouse College he has pursued a career as an actor and educator.
John is trained in curriculum planning, class management and assessment development.
He is also a trained wolf trap certified instructor and a member of Georgia Council for the arts in education artist bank.
John has had the opportunity to work in over 40 schools in and around metro Atlanta.
John has been a teaching artist with Alliance Theatre for 10 years.
John has also worked as a actor-educator with Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre. Show topics included HIV prevention, grief and nutrition.
Working in this capacity afforded John the opportunity to combine his love for performing and teaching.
Other educational out-reach organizations John has worked with are:
Horizon Theater, Georgia Ensemble Theater, Georgia State University, Camp Broadway and Upward Bound.
His duties as a out-reach teacher include but are not limited to: creating and implementing lesson plans,
classroom management and creating an assessment model.
John is the former program coordinator for Youth Arts Initiative and is the Co-Founder of Arts de Soul.
(Classical Scene Study, Choreography, Voice, Shakespeare, Residency Instructor)
Stephanie Laubscher is so thrilled to be spending her fourth year with the GET Conservatory!
After graduating from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Stephanie has taught for Georgia Shakespeare and several metro-area performing arts schools,
in addition to being a "regular" with GET.
Also a professional actor in the Atlanta area, she has had the privilege of working twice with GET's Theatre for Youth touring productions,
as Spider in
James and the Giant Peach
and as Anne Frank and Mutti in
And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank.
Stephanie was a cast member of the world premiere of
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
at the Alliance Theatre. Most recently Stephanie portrayed Ophelia in NFDC's
(Musical Theatre, Voice)
Lyndsay graduated from Berry College with a BA in Musical Theatre.
She currently coaches both acting and singing with AMTC in Marietta.
In addition to coaching and teaching, Lyndsay enjoys performing at several theatres in the Atlanta area.
Most recently she understudied at the Alliance Theatre for
Wizard of Oz.
Other recent Atlanta credits include:
Titanic: The Musical
(Kate Murphey) and
More than anything Lyndsay enjoys working with young people and watching them grow through participation in live theatre.
"Discover your noblest dreams within the cathedral of your heart."
(Junior Conservatory: Creative Story Drama)
Stacey Silverman has a BA in Theatre from Georgia College and State University with a concentration in Performance.
After graduating college, Stacey dove head first into the Theatre world in and around Atlanta interning at Georgia Ensemble Theatre,
performing with the Aurora Theatre, Company J at the MJCCA, and Relapse Theatre;
stage managing for Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre; and traveling to New York City to stage manage at the Strawberry One Act Play Festival.
Stacey continues to expound on her education by taking voice over classes at YourAct Studios,
and hopes to venture down that road in the near future. When not in rehearsals, Stacey loves to sing karaoke and snuggle with her dog!