Experience the Joy of the Arts | Owosso Community Players Performing Arts Education
The Owosso Community Players, with the support of the Cook Family Foundation, is realizing its vision of bringing performing arts education in its many disciplines to the greater Shiawassee region. At OCP, we believe that immersion in the arts fosters confidence, creative problem-solving skills, and a healthy self-image.
Our new Performing Arts Program is now year-round and will be split into three 6-week “terms”, plus Summer Camps. It is our hope to engage students from kindergarten through adulthood every term, with workshop times varying from after school into early evening, and on Saturdays.
Meet Our Professionals
Mark retired from East Lansing High School where he was Director of Theater and an English teacher. Most recently, he has taught arts integration and children’s literature classes at Baker College. Mark has been in four OCP productions including Calendar Girls and The Full Monty. He is currently the education coordinator for OCP and is excited about the possibilities this position holds. Mark will be teaching acting this Fall for high school students.
Specializing in children’s and family entertainment, Caleb has worked with countless organizations to produce exciting events, both as a performer and logistician. His eye for detail and people first approach
Caleb has been a featured performer for organizations such as Detroit Children’s Hospital, Lansing Storytellers Project and River Raisin National Battlefield Park Foundation, using a unique blend of engaging storytelling and captivating illusion to connect with these diverse audiences, all while managing his own unique business.
As an extreme introvert, his ideal day consists of getting lost in a book, but he also loves adventuring to new places and cultivating unique experiences. He is also a coffee addict, penguin enthusiast and lover of all things Disney!
Anna graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a dual major in Radio, television and motion pictures and American Studies. She was a television producer at Golden Gate Productions before settling in Michigan. Her dramatic training was with Dorothy Masterson in Charlotte, NC and RADA in London.
Erica Duffield is a professional dance instructor and choreographer. After traveling the world performing on cruise ships, Duffield now teaches dance and serves as a frequent choreographer for OCP.
Owosso children’s author Julie Wenzlick is a retired English teacher and veteran OCP performer. After years of writing poems and songs, she finally found time to publish her first children’s book in 2016. She naturally wrote a song to go with it! From there, she created a song or chant for each rhymed story in order to get students to interact with her tales. She has presented her stories and songs to students in seven school districts. Visit her website: www.juliewenzlick.com
Mistie Jordan is
She has been part of the theater since the ripe old age of
Because she believes in the power and pride of learning something, she works as an artist-in-residence in schools all over Michigan to help teachers build art into everyday classroom learning processes.
When not at the theater, Mistie loves to read fairy tales, sew by hand and take naps.
Anna graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a dual major in Radio, television and motion pictures and American Studies. She was a television producer at Golden Gate Productions before settling in Michigan. Her dramatic training was with Dorothy Masterson in Charlotte, NC