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Nancy Small

Teaching Artist

Nancy Small is a Certified School Psychologist, Certified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She worked as a counselor to children with Special Needs at the New York City Board of Education for 30+ years…

Gage Johnson

Teaching Artist

Henry Gage Johnson has cerebral palsy and aspergers syndrome. One of his favorite things to do is acting. He has been involved in projects in New York City with the Miracle Project and Actionplay…

Amanda Gardner

Teaching Artist

Amanda Gardner is a professional actor and teaching artist based in New York City…

Sarah Morris

Actionplay Chorus Director

Sarah Morris MA, MT-BC is a board-certified Music Therapist who recently completed her Master’s Degree in Music Therapy from New York University.

Anna Whitty

Teaching Artist

Anna Whitty graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting and a minor in Drama Therapy. She is passionate about improvisation, inclusion and going outside your comfort zone.

Stephen James Anthony

Teaching Artist

Stephen James Anthony is a stage and screen actor based in New York City. Born and raised in small town Minnesota, Stephen made the move east, studying drama at Syracuse University and at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, England.

Lauren Kivowitz

Teaching Artist

Lauren Kivowitz is a performer and teaching artist with a strong background in theatre, improv, and music.

Kasie Patlove

Teaching Artist

Kasie Patlove is so thrilled to be starting her second year as a volunteer and choreographer with Action Play…