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.
*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.