PERFORMANCE SITE: Towsley Auditorium 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105 | OFFICE: 6175 Jackson Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 995-0530

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Wild Swan Theater’s

Spring 2019 Class

Calling all actors! Join us for a fun, fast paced hour of theater games, skits, and improvisations. Stories will come to life!
Characters, from aliens to who knows what, are sure to be born before our very eyes!
Be a part of this class that will be as wild and creative as our imaginations!

Days: Wednesdays – April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Lead Teacher: Sandy Ryder
For students ages 7 – 11

Cost $90

Classes are held at our Office/Studio at 6175 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor.

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Meet our Teachers

Our talented group of teachers will keep your kids “acting up” all year long!

Sandy Ryder

Sandy, the Co-Artistic Director of Wild Swan Theater received her BA in Theater from the University of Michigan in 1975. She is well known throughout Michigan for her acting, storytelling, and teaching skills. Sandy has created dozens of roles for Wild Swan productions as well as for other theater companies including The Purple Rose, Ann Arbor Civic Theater, and Redbud Productions. She is a master teacher of acting and improvisation. She has led hundreds of drama workshops making theater accessible to deaf, blind, mobility impaired, and developmentally impaired young people. Sandy has also customized theater classes for students ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens.

Michelle Trame Lanzi

Michelle spends her days managing Wild Swan’s touring program as well as appearing in many of their productions. In her 25+ years with Wild Swan, Michelle has appeared throughout the state of Michigan in hundreds of performances–everything from Eeyore in A Honey pot of Pooh Stories to the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz. She has worked with other local theater companies, portraying Karen in Plaza Suite with The Phoenix Players, Marta in Ann Arbor Civic Theater’s production of Waiting for the Parade, and as Susie in Redbud Productions’ Wit. In addition to performing, Michelle has worked as a stage manager for the University of Michigan (where she received her degree), Virginia Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Spoleto Festival USA.

Meghan VanArsdalen

Meghan is a Michigan native who holds her BA in Theatre from Siena Heights University and is a graduate from the MFA program at The New School for Drama. Since graduating, Meghan has appeared onstage at The Actor’s Studio, The Tank, and Hudson Guild Theatre in NYC. Locally, she has been seen in Constellations (Theatre Nova), Be A Good Little Widow (Open Book Theatre Company), Little Women and Wizard of Oz (Wild Swan Theater), All Childish Things (Rousteabout Theatre Troupe), and Red Sauce (The Tipping Point Theatre’s Sandbox Play Festival). Meghan has also appeared in several independent short films and web series including Forever Home, PREPARE: Zombie Apocalypse, and Organic Cyanide. Meghan enjoys spending her downtime exploring nature with her tail wagging, offstage, scene partner Roo.