Director of Doug's Drama & Storytelling
Doug has been writing and directing children's plays for over twenty five years and is the author of over twenty plays for young people. Doug currently teaches drama at numerous schools in the East Bay, and has been the director of Doug's Drama since 2003. Doug is a former 4th grade teacher at St. Paul's Episcopal School in Oakland and Black Pine Circle in Berkeley, and was on the faculty of JFK University as a teacher trainer for five years. He has an MA in Elementary Education and a second MA in School Administration.
Doug is well known as one of the preeminent children's storytellers in the Bay Area, and is an accomplished musician, playing harmonica and percussion in some of the top blues bands in the East Bay. Doug is also a screenwriter and has recently completed a script for a feature film for adults.
André Cole - Co-Director
Dancer, Drummer, Actor, Educator
André teaches after school enrichment dance lessons at several schools around the Bay Area. An Oakland native dancing, drumming and performing since a very young age he continues to spread knowledge and creative energy to the next generation. He spent a decade in New York City where graduating with a B.A. from the New School in dance and psychology. He then went on to perform professionally in a number of on and off-Broadway shows and original works. André has taught youth ages 5-18 for over a decade and trained adults in hip hop, creative dance and fitness. For more information about Andre's Work visit AndreCole.com
- Oakland School for the Arts: Dance emphasis 2007
- B.A. Liberal Arts Dance & Psychology from the New School University: Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts - 2011