Musical Theater Instructors:
Lisa Lamothe - Lisa Lamothe is an actress/singer living in New York. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with BFA in Musical Theater from Pace University. She made her Off-Broadway debut in Jay Alan Zimmerman's Incredibly Deaf Musical in the role of Diva, and has performed at various theaters throughout the region. Favorite roles: Sarah in Ragtime, Lorraine in All Shook Up. Other theater credits include The Planet Connections Theater Festival, The Hangar Theater, White Plains Performing Arts Center, and others. She has made appearances on NickJr and in several independent films and commercials. Lisa began working with children at a young age, and has always had a passion for it. She began teaching while still in high school at the HOPE school of the Arts in Patterson, NJ. In college she began assisting in music classes, as has served as a guest teacher in various master classes. She is the acting teacher at Strut Modeling house, and works as a teaching artist and facilitator with several non-profits in New York. Lisa is very grateful for every opportunity to inspire people and work on new projects.
Chase Mackintosh is thrilled to be teaching at the HOPE For Kids Performing Arts Camp this year! Chase has musical theater in his blood. After growing up doing musicals in school and around the world, Chase studied vocal performance at the University of Florida. At UF, he had the opportunity to perform in the university production of West Side Story, as well as several opera roles. In 2010, Chase and his wife, Sarah, moved to Cincinnati, OH where Chase worked for six years as a music and youth minister at the Cincinnati Church of Christ, directing yearly Christmas Shows and special productions. Chase also received advanced certifications in Music Education while in Cincinnati. His latest role was Peter in last year's revival of the classic musical Upside Down in St. Louis. Chase is very much looking forward to helping young performers hone their skills and build strong convictions in this generation.
Sarah Mackintosh is so excited to be teaching at the HOPE For Kids Performing Arts Camp! Sarah has always had a deep love for musical theater, as well as a strong belief in the power of theater to make an impact in people's lives. Sarah grew up performing and studying musical theater and had the opportunity to perform multiple lead roles in High School. She later attended the University of Florida, where she performed in several musical productions and received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater. After college she went on to work in the full time ministry at the Cincinnati Church of Christ with her husband, Chase. There she directed several musicals for the church as well as multiple productions of Story Tree Gang, a short musical production for children. Sarah has a passion for using music and theater as a Christian to bring glory to God.
Gina Stickley - studied theatre/music/directing/dance at the University of Houston with Edward Albee, Jose Quintero and several other theatre gurus! She also did her post BA work at Broadway's well known Circle in the Square Professional Conservatory. Gina began working as an actor at the tender age of 6 by singing and reciting movie lines non-stop in her bathroom mirror and driving her parents crazy asking for lessons. Most of her work has been in live theatre production both acting and directing but over the last 15 years she has had the honor of transitioning into Television and Films. She is currently working with the amazing Shari Simpson-Cabelin to transition a stage production into a screenplay which has already stirred some interest in the TV production world! Gina has taught Improvisational theatre, Acting with Kids In Mind! and owns her own Professional Coaching company working one on one with Actors, Singers, Dancers, Directors and even some CEO types, in Presentation Skills. She is most proud of her incredible family who supports her crazy artist self with unending grace and love. Not to mention that she’s pretty sure her kid is perfect and humbly accepts your agreement. Most recently she served as the Managing Producer for the National Production of Upside Down, A musical tale after the Christ in St. Louis. Gina is represented by MTA in Los Angeles, CA.
*Vocal training will focus on the Musical Theatre genre
At the end of the week, we will have prepared a short medley/showcase that highlights the campers.