Clarkstown Theatre Company

Clarkstown Theatre Company Acting Classeswith

Laurie McDermott

A graduate of UCLA's Theatre, Film and Television school where she performed, wrote and directed productions of classic and original plays, and the American Conservatory Theatre where she received her MFA in acting.  Teacher of young artists at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in LA, the Young Conservatory at A.C.T. in San Francisco, PCPA, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City, American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC), Daniel Webster School of the Humanities in New Rochelle and the Clarkstown School District here in New City, NY.  Laurie is an accomplished actress herself having performed in television, film and theater across the country, but her true love is teaching the craft and creating authentic, proficient actors who naturally shine being truthful to the text. In addition to teaching at the studio, Laurie just collaborated on the annual musical My Country 'Tis of Thee with

Julie Upton for Little Tor Elementary school in New City.


Rick Poulin

A graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, City University of New York (CUNY), and the Juilliard School's Technical Internship.  Lead Spot Operator for dozens of Broadway Shows, and veteran of many Broadway load-ins, load-outs and shop buildsCurrent Head Electrician for the Nederlander Theatre and temporarily the Brooks-Atkinson Theatre.  He knows how to put the MAGIC in any production.  He just finished working on Amazing Grace & Honeymoon in Vegasstarring Tony Danza as well as the Tony-nominated DISASTER!, the HIT musical by Seth Rudetsky. This Winter, he welcomes War Paint with Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole after it's record-breaking run at the Goodman Theater.

Check out their COVER STORY in 'North New City Neighbors' from  January 2016 --