Our Instructors

 

 

JESSIE SHERMAN

Youth Programs Director

Youth Comedy Improv Instructor/Teen Improv Instructor/Winter Session's High School Theater Prodcution Director
Jessie, a Teen Theater alum, was director of last Spring's High School show and has a Master's Degree in Applied Theater. Although her experience shines, it is the playful time she shares with the kids that is most impressive. Jessie is in the Verge production of Talking With and part of our Silly Moose Comedy Improv troupe.

LIAM MAYER

Fall Session's Teen Theater Production Director/ Spring Session's Middle School Theater Production Director
Liam Mayer is a Verge Teen Theater alum and has been working at the theater ever since graduating. He co-directed the teen musicals: The Music Man and Once Upon a Mattress. He directed last winter's Middle School show Middle Class. Liam performs in our Family Stage production and techs many of our main stage productions. 

JUSTIN BARTELS

Winter Session's Adult Improv Level 1 Instructor
Justin is a graduate of Verge's 5 tiered curriculum and joined the cast of our Comedy Revue last year, where his ideas and characters caused many sides to split! He is easy going and creates a comfortable environment so you can let go and play.

 

PAIGE JOHNSON

Winter Session's Adult Improv Level 4 Instructor
Paige is part of our Improv troupe, has taught workshops, and has graced the Main Stage and Family Stage. She has appeared in our annual Comedy Revue, Three Glorious Weeks, and Bob's Holiday Office Party among others! She never fails to bring the funny.

 

Bennett Drozic

BEEZY NOONAN

Fall Session's Adult Improv Level 3 Instructor
Beezy is a regular to teaching the adult curriculum and is often on stage or behind the scenes. She is always a big hit in our annual Comedy Revue, part of our Imporv Troupe, and plays the forlorn and wisecracking Jackie in Jimmy's First Christmas on Parole. Her laugh is infectious and is a great source of encouragement in the classroom!

MOLLY HANNAN

Winter Session's Adult Improv Level 3 Instructor
Molly has been teaching improv for the last 3 years and has been performing with the Bozeman Improverts for the last 4 years. She has taken classes with Dave Razowsky and UCB founder Matt Walsh.  Molly has also been seen in some of our Main and Family Stage shows as well as a regular writer and performer for the Annual Comedy Revue. 

GREG OWENS

Teen Writing Workshops Instructor
Greg is the Executive Director of the local non-profit Bozeman Youth Initiative, which helps young people develop skills and leadership qualities through hands on projects. He has a long history of teaching writing, english and theater. Greg is a published playwright, and his play The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild was named the Best Off-Loop Play of the Year by the Chicago Tribune. These workshops are a perfect combination of his expertise! Look at these links for more info on Greg: http://www.thunderheadwriterscollective.com/niche-seminars, https://www.broadwayplaypub.com/play-authors/greg-owens.

JAYNE MAGINOT

Adult Acting Classes Instructor
Jayne recently moved to Bozeman from New York City. She has a long list of theater, television and film credits from New York, Boulder and Denver. She recently appeared in a sketch on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. She has a B.F.A. in Film Studies as well as a multitude of other training experience including: film, improvisation, acting master classes and the Meisner and Uta Hagen methods. Her classes will surely enrich anyone's creative process.

 

 

 Kinsey Sternad

Spring Session Youth Improvisation Instructor
Kinsey Sternad is a freshman at MSU who had intially planned to study English, but recently decided to pursue a degree in Theatre in Missoula. She has mutliple on stage credits in Billings including Backyard Theatre and Nova Center for the Performing Arts. With many years of experience working with kids, including summer camps, she is excited to teach Improv to our Verge kids!

 

 

Kari Doll

Spring Session Youth Musical Theater Instructor
Kari has been a staple in the Bozeman area theatre community since she first tread the boards as The Cheshire cat in Whittier School's production of Alice in Wonderland at age 9. Since then she has performed in over 50 productions and has no intenetion of stopping anytime soon. She has appeared on the Verge stage in Sonia, Masha and Spike and this past fall's Talking With. Her job at Emmer Bros. Cedar fules her travel monkey. This fall she will be travelling to Albania and is currently studying the language.