Our Teachers

HEADSHOTCaroline Bateson is a graduate of Merrimack College with a B.A in Communications and minor in Theater. Since graduating, Caroline has performed in various regional theatre productions, lived in NYC, and has worked as a teaching artist around RI and NYC. She currently is working towards a masters degree in Elementary Education at Rhode Island College. Caroline loves working with children and believes educational theater can have a great effect on a child mentally and emotionally. Caroline is extremely grateful that she was introduced to the performing arts at a young age and loves spreading her passion to new generations!
Eric Fulford has been teaching and performing for as long as he can remember. After graduating Providence College with a degree in Secondary Education, Eric spent nearly two years teaching English in Japan. Upon his return to the states, Eric has thrown himself into arts education with abandon. He worked as a teaching artist with the T.A.L.L. University after school program and later developed his own series of educational workshops and performances for the Rhode Island Summer Reading Program. Combining elements of improv, storytelling, and comic book illustration, Eric has been taking this series to libraries across Rhode Island and Massachusetts since 2012. A founding member and teacher for the Providence Improv Guild, he is also a cast member of Improv Jones and the Empire Revue variety show. Eric has performed with local organizations such as the Manton Avenue Project and Elemental Theater, and can’t wait to start working with Experiments in Theater as well!

 

Keith w Red KeysKeith Munslow An award-winning performer who combines music, storytelling, visual art, and improvisation, Keith Munslow has entertained thousands of children and adults at festivals, concerts, schools and libraries throughout New England – and beyond.  In addition to his one-man show for kids and families, he performs frequently with his New Orleans-flavored blues band, Superchief Trio, and can also be seen in a hilarious duo show with storyteller Bill Harley.  As a teaching artist, Keith has taught performance and improvisation at the Rhode Island School of Design, as part of their Young Artist Program, and has conducted countless songwriting, story writing and improv workshops throughout New England. For ten years, Keith was a principal performer and musical director of Big Nazo, an international mask and puppet touring company. For over fifteen years, Keith has been involved with AS220, a non-profit arts space in Providence, and has launched numerous projects from its stage, including The Empire Revue, a monthly variety show which he hosts and directs. Keith has released numerous recordings for children & families, including his most recent Tiny Destoyer, winner of a 2015 Parents’ Choice Silver Honor. His music can be heard on Sirius XM’s “Kids Place Live”.

 

Molly Pritchard is so excited to be joining the Experiments in Theater team! While performing in plays from Beauty and the Beast to Les Miserables, Molly has been sewing and singing as long as she can remember. She still sings exuberantly in the car and while working on costumes for shows such as the Lion King Junior, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Madame Butterfly. Now back in her hometown of East Greenwich, she splits her time between The Greenwich Odeum and working in children’s theater. Her passion is mentoring young artists by providing a technical background and letting them express themselves in a safe environment.
Sebastian Shoup (Teaching Artist Apprentice) is extremely excited to be a part of the Experiments in Theater team. He has been acting and performing for most of his life and has been a part of multiple musicals such as Cinderella, Bugsy Malone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, High School Musical, and more. He has also taken part in the movies: Missing William, Moonrise Kingdom, and Almost Mercy as an extra in each. Sebastian has also been a member of Talent Factory’s Theater Company for 3 years and cannot wait to begin working with Experiments in Theater!

 

1625725_358813440928304_831674081_nJenna Summer (Directing Apprentice) is a senior at East Greenwich High School and is in her tenth year of training at Talent Factory Performing Arts where she studies dance, acting and voice.  She has also appeared in many of her school productions such as the Wizard of Oz, Footloose, and Seussical the musical. In 2015 she played Mrs. Darbus in Experiments in Theater’s production of High School Musical. Jenna plans to pursue musical theater in college and has her sights set on the Great White Way.

 

IMG_0268 (1)Bethany Verret is incredibly happy to be joining Experiments In Theater! She discovered her passion for performing at the age of 3, while growing up in Westchester, NY. After years of singing and dancing in summer shows, she began performing in school plays and then sought out Community Theater while in high school and college. Some of her favorite performances include: Reuben in “Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, Queen Aggravain in “Once Upon a Mattress”, a Jet girl in “West Side Story”, a pink lady in “Grease”, and Judy Monroe in “A Chorus Line”. Now, after having 2 children of her own, she has rediscovered the joy of theater through her children’s performances and began directing school plays in 2011. She has directed elementary and middle school children in such plays as “Willy Wonka Kids”, “Jungle Book Kids”, “Peter Pan Jr.”, “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.”, “Getting to Know The Sound of Music”, and more! She has also offered afterschool enrichment programs at East Greenwich Public Schools to help children focus on voice, acting and improvisational techniques. Bethany strongly believes that participating in theater provides valuable, lifelong skills for children. Whether they are looking to star on Broadway or deliver a presentation to their colleagues, theater education enhances important character traits such as self-confidence, collaboration, dedication, team building, and creative thinking. Oh yeah, and it’s ridiculously FUN!

 

Stuart Wilson is an experienced teaching artist, having taught for Big Nazo, ¡CityArts!, T.A.L.L. University, the Providence Improv Guild and many other other programs. He’s ecstatic to be joining with Valerie Remillard Myette and Experiments in Theatre to bring their philosophy of theatre education to children. He has taught theatre, improv, puppetry, visual design and more in his seven years as an educator. As a performing artist he has appeared on stage with The Wilbury Group, The Providence Improv Guild, Big Nazo, Elemental Theatre Collective, Counter-Productions Theatre, The Empire Revue, Improv Jones, and many other shows, including his semi-autobiographical solo show, “It’s a Spaceship Now.”