our Teachers

Here at Recess, we aim to connect students with professional teaching artists, designers, actors, playwrights & technicians. Our goal is for students to explore the various elements of theatre with insight from professionals in the field. Just like the variety of games you can play during recess, theatre is vast and full of possibilities for the creative spirit. 

LOGAN ALLEN BROWN

SKETCH COMEDY & IMPROV GUEST TEACHER

Logan Allen Brown holds a B.A. in Theatre and a minor in creative writing. He spent most of his time in college performing/directing his improvisational comedy troupe New and Improv'd, assisting the direction of shows such as Shipwrecked!, and focusing his senior thesis on how characters can stick from improv to sketch comedy. His college years were peppered with professional gigs that helped him become closer to comedy, such as a summer stock production of Go Dog, Go! and an original script Upside Down Fairytales. Logan also played a Mud Beggar in the Sterling Renaissance Faire's 2016 season--a highly improvisational role requiring patron interaction as well as epic mud dives. Logan is excited to begin teaching all he knows about improv comedy at Recess, and can't wait to meet his students!

ERIN FRANSON

MUSICAL THEATRE SCENES

& GROUP VOICE INSTRUCTOR

Erin Franson is a New Jersey native and 2017 graduate of James Madison University's musical theatre program. She is an actor, singer, and mover and shaker. Erin loves comedy, improv, and creating new work. Erin has worked at JMU's Summer Children's Theatre, as well as Long Beach Island's Showplace. She is so excited to work with Recess Theatre and share her love for theatre with others. 

KATIE DOWNEY

STAGE COMBAT SUMMER INSTRUCTOR

Katie is an actress & singer who transitioned into the world of stuntwork, teaching, and fight direction after studying stage combat for over a decade.  Previous fight direction includes The Cripple of Inishmaan, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Art, Unnecessary Farce, and A Moment in Time (Off B’way). Katie has also worked as a combat teaching assistant at NYFA & Adelphi, interned at several fight workshops, and taught at Neshaminy Summer Stock.  She is an Advanced Actor Combatant with the SAFD. Proud SAG-AFTRA. For performance credits and more, visit www.katie-downey.co.

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