Owosso Community Players Performing Arts Education Program
designed to spark creativity, community, and love of the arts
WINTER WORKSHOPS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON
Experience the Joy of the Arts
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
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 has lead to notable results among the clients he has served, including events with upwards of 2,000 participants.
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!
Mistie Jordan is best know for her design and creation of fairy tale creatures that once were humans, including theatrical costumes for Shrek, The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid and her favorite show ever, Peter and the Starcatcher.
She has been part of the theater since the ripe old age of 5, when she lost her hat and invented her own curtsy. Realizing she would never be a dancer after all (who really knows at 5 anyway), she went to college and began working as a professional scenic painter, continued as a professional clown, and became a full-time creative production designer/manager. Mistie has collaborated in over 485 theatrical productions.
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.
A lover of the theatre from a young age, Austin has been active in the Greater Lansing theatre community for many years now. A student of the arts, he attended LCC as a theatre major, acquired a niche for Stage combat, and attended an intensive in New York City where he learned from some of the industries top fight directors. Latter he stared as a fight extra as well as assistant fight director for the Michigan-made film Beyond the Mask. Since then he has stared in many local theatre productions, including Owosso’s own Beauty and the beast as Gaston. Other notable roles include The Grinch (Suessical the Musical), Bob Cratchit (A Christmas Carol), Kenickie (Grease), Agent Bill Cod (Catch Me if You Can), and most recently as Lord Savage (Jekyle & Hyde). When not acting Austin works on his writing, currently penning his first novel, enjoys hiking and the outdoors, and helps lead a bible study for his local church.
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.