Outcry Theatre, whose previous productions include Hearts Like Fists and the Out of the Loop winning dark play or stories for boys, announces Outcry Youth Theatre, an educational theatre program producing plays and musicals for children and teens.
Artistic Director Becca Johnson-Spinos has been working in both adult and children’s theatre for the last five years. She previously served as a director at Plano Children’s Theatre (directing over 25 productions), as well as their daytime show manager. She founded Outcry Theatre in 2010 and has directed all of their productions.
Johnson-Spinos says, “I'm excited to create a theatre where kids and teens can express their individuality, explore great works of literature, and grow as both performers and people. I'm also thrilled to bring the Outcry Theatre aesthetic into this venture, and create professional quality, unique, quirky, and exhilarating theatrical productions starring youths and teens.”
Danielle Soffa will join Outcry Theatre as the new Managing Director. She brings extensive experience in show managing as well as a passion for working with youth as evident in her previous position as the Program Services Manager at Heroes for Children.
About the new Outcry Youth Theatre program, Soffa says, “Outcry Youth Theatre offers a high level of standards for the youth involved. They don’t just learn their lines and blocking, they immerse themselves into their characters with the guidance of director Becca Johnson-Spinos.”
Co-founder and former Managing Director Jason Johnson-Spinos will become the Marketing Director and will continue as the theatre’s resident sound and projection designer.