About the Instructor

  • Rachael Chapman is a Theatre Teaching Artist. For four years, she worked for the Honolulu Theatre for Youth facilitating in-school residencies, after-school programs, weekend courses, and summer camps for children.
  • She recently moved back to Washington to be closer with her family, and currently works as a Teaching Artist for Tacoma Arts Live.
  • Rachael continually strives to remain current in her education and training. She has her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre for Young Audiences from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, was accepted to the National Seminar for Teaching Artists at the Kennedy Center in DC, and recently completed the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab at Seattle Children’s Theatre.
  • Rachael’s teaching philosophy is process oriented as opposed to product oriented. She hands the power of creative choice over to her students and guides them through a series of scaffolded exercises and reflective questions.
  • She has participated as a performer in several children’s theatre and outreach programs and specializes in musicals and puppetry.
  • Above all else, Rachael enjoys sharing knowledge about the performing arts with others and admires the curiosity and creativity of young minds.

About Nils Osmar

Nils Osmar was born in Alaska, and grew up in a wilderness area on the southern coast. He now lives in Seattle. He has made his living in the arts for over thirty years, working as a writer, visual artist, teacher, and filmmaker. He currently teaches through the University of Washington's ASUW Experimental College. He is the Director of an independent educational program, Classesandworkshops.com, which offers courses in visual, written and performing arts in Seattle, Washington.