Peppy Garner and Darnell Whitt
School of Dramatic Arts (SoDA)

Pacific Repertory Theatre would like to acknowledge the extraordinary gift of Darnell Whitt.
PacRep's Board, staff, performers, students and volunteers will be forever thankful!


     PacRep's Peppy Garner & Darnell Whitt School of Dramatic Arts (SoDA) offers quality performing arts training in a safe and nurturing environment, where students build self-esteem and creative confidence, as they learn to express themselves onstage.

     Due to the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus, and for the safety of our students and staff, we highly recommend that all students be fully vaccinated. Masks may be required in some indoor locations. Click here for details.

Young actors in PacRep's School of Dramatic Arts

SoDA's 2024 Spring Classes 
Feb 10 through May 8, 2024 (no classes Mar 25 - 31)

All Classes are held at Carmel's historic Forest Theater,
Santa Rita & Mountain View, Carmel-by-the-Sea




PACREP'S SATURDAY ACADEMY    Saturdays: Sept 23 – Dec 9    INSTRUCTOR: Shaquira Robinson   TIME: 10:00AM – 10:55AM   GRADES 1-5   FEE: $145    INSTRUCTOR: Mickie Mosley   TIME: 2:00PM – 4:00PM   GRADES 6–12   FEE: $185


  Saturdays: Feb 10 – May 4
  (no class 3/30)

  INSTRUCTOR: Corinne Agro
TIME: 10:00AM – 10:55AM 
    FEE: $145

INSTRUCTOR: Mickie Mosley
TIME: 2:00PM – 4:00PM
  FEE: $185 

In PacRep's signature training program, students are encouraged
to find and develop their own
of creative confidence
through theatrical disciplines
and techniques of speech, movement, historical 
pantomime, stage combat, improvisation, and more.
Students advance from basic to a more challenging curriculum on a year-by-year basis, developing 
leadership skills by serving in key roles, such as actor, stage manager, assistant director, videographer, sound mixer, and more!

Students learn to enhance their awareness, self-esteem and the ability to work with others towards a common goal.

*Student showcases, open to
family and friends, will be scheduled at the end of the semester.

   Wednesdays: Sept 27 – Dec 12

  TIME: 5:00PM – 6:30PM
GRADES: TBA, or permission of
the instructor

Description: TBA.


SHOWSTOPPERS Spur-tastic    Instructor:  Tanya Olson   Mondays: Feb 12 – May 6                                     TIME: 3:30PM – 5:00PM   GRADES 2–4, or permission of  the instructor FEE: $185



  Instructor:  Tanya Olson
    Mondays: Feb 12 
– May 6*
    (No class Mar 25)
    TIME: 3:30PM – 5:00PM
 GRADES 2–4, or permission of
the instructor 
FEE: $255 

Saddle up! It's time to go on an adenture! Students dive right into learning theatrical performance in
a fun and creative environment. Building upon their introduction to drama, students will showcase an original funny play with a Wild
West theme intermixed with
dance. Written by the
 lead instructor, with creative and hilarious input from former 
students – sure to delight an audience of all ages!

*Student showcases, open to family and friends, will be scheduled between  April 30 and May 8.

FILM ESSENTIALS      Instructor: Sarah Gaudoin     Tuesdays: Sept 26 – Dec 12      TIME: 5:00PM – 6:30PM     GRADES: 5 -12         FEE $185

            - CLASS FULL -  

    Instructor: Sarah Gaudoin
      Tuesdays: Feb 13 – May 7* 
      TIME: 4:30PM – 6:30PM
      GRADES: 5 -12 

FEE $225

For both beginning and continuing aspiring filmmakers: this course
will provide plenty of  hands-on experience in making movies.
Class will cover pre-production (script-writing, storyboarding), production (shooting a film!), and post-production (editing). The
class will finish with a “premiere” film screening to show off the students’ hard work! Continuing students are welcome!

*Screening date TBA.

 MUSIC INSTITUTE III          Vocal Performance      Instructor: Justin Gaudoin     Wednesdays: Sept 27 – Dec 13       TIME: 5:00PM – 6:30PM    GRADES: 5 - 12    FEE $185

        MUSIC INSTITUTE -         Vocal Performance

   Instructor: Justin Gaudoin
     Wednesdays: Feb 14 – May 8*
     (No class Mar 27) 

     TIME: 4:30PM – 6:00PM
RADES: 3 - 12
     FEE $185

If you like to sing, love to sing, or live to sing, take this class. You will learn everything necessary to succeed in auditions, rehearsals, and performances whether you’re a singer, an actor, a singer who acts, or a dancer who sings! This class will not only teach healthy singing technique, but will provide an environment in which students can overcome fears and nerves about being on stage. Both beginning and continuing students are welcome to take this class.

*Student showcases, open to family
and friends, will be scheduled between April 30 and May 8.


Guest Instructor Workshop     MUSICAL THEATRE    PERFORMANCE   with Palmer Davis     Instructor: Palmer Davis    Saturdays: Sept 23 – Dec 9              TIME: 12:30PM – 1:55PM    GRADES: 5–12    FEE $195

Guest Instructor Workshop
  with Palmer Davis

   Instructor: Palmer Davis
   Saturdays: Feb 10 - May 4
(no class 3/30)

TIME:  12:30PM - 1:55PM
FEE $195


In Palmer’s 12-week Musical Theatre Workshop students will create a showcase of scenes and songs from popular American Musical Theatre to perform at the end of the session. 

The course will break down the components of a musical, create characters, teach choreography, music and staging. In a safe and supportive environment, students are encouraged to push out of
their comfort zone and grow beyond self-imposed limitations. With an emphasis on creative discipline, positivity and passion, students will thrive in PacRep's Musical Theatre Workshop!




Palmer Davis has been in the performing arts industry for over 35 years.  A graduate of UCLA dance department, Palmer worked in LA dancing in the Academy Awards, Emmys, television, and film (Rent, What Women Want, The Muppet Movie, Drew Carey Show, Frasier and more.)  Palmer toured as a Radio City Rockette in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the 1st National Tour of The Will Rogers Follies starring Keith Carradine, 42nd Street, Crazy for You to name a few. As an actress, Palmer guest starred in Castle, Beverly Hills 90210, Parks and Recreation, and recurred for 10 seasons as public defender Margaret Finn in CSI Las Vegas. 


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