New 2015 Fall Series!


Let’s Act! – In this series of 10 fun workshops aimed at kids aged 7 to 10 years we will cover the basics of acting and improvisation!

Using theatre games, movement and acting exercises we will work on group and individual creative expression both through storytelling and creating characters.

During these classes the children will;

CREATE SCENES (with help from Catherine) AND ACT THEM OUT!
Teacher, Catherine Allison attended Dartington College of Arts in Devon, England for her BA in Theatre Studies and then went on to train in physical theatre with Jacgues LeCoq and Philippe Gaulier in Paris. She has toured as an actress with theatre companies all over Europe and was recently accepted as a company member at The Actors Gang in Culver City. She has been teaching drama to both adults and children for the past eight years and loves this work!

Series begins MONDAY September 21st from 4 to 5pm
At The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice CA 90291.
Free onsite parking!
Cost $25 per class on a drop in basis or $180 for the series.
Contact Catherine for more details – one day advance notice preferred for drop-ins #310.428.7308 or email

Dramabee Summer Camp Days!


Hello Everyone!

In case you are looking for a fun, dramatic and creative experience for your children I am planning on holding a few short, 2 & 3 day camps this summer.

Thursday, June 25th and Friday 26th, 10am til 3pm
Mask making/performance camp! Using our own faces as the model we will create masks that fit us perfectly and transform us entirely. We can create a whole new character for ourselves and make a scene to perform!

Day 1 Make the mask base & let dry. As a group, discuss the characters of these masks and begin to see how they might interact. Lunch. Swim!…pool break time! Play improvisation games based on our stories!

Day 2 Paint and decorate the mask. Snack. Quick swim! Lunch. Create scenes with masks and act out!

This is an example of a 2 day camp – I plan on having 2 others similar to this on July 1st, 2nd & 3rd and July 8th, 9th & 10th with the themes of Aesops Fables and Shakespeare :)…both including mask making.

Cost for the camps is $60 per day – obviously best if you schedule allows for the full 2 or 3 day experience!

If you know of others who might be interested, please pass this along.

Best Wishes, Catherine


Introducing our next performance workshop! We are putting on a show – this time it will be The Super Duper Circus – the circus of our dreams! We will need lions, tightrope walkers, clowns, a strong man, a parade… And who knows what else? Our work will be inspired by the wire sculptures of circus performers made by Alexander Calder. Spread the word, if you will, about our ‘Super Duper Circus!’

Start date April 14th – meeting Tuesdays from 4:15 to 5:15pm – 8 weeks leading up to a show early June.

At The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice CA 90291 (free onsite parking during classes)

For kids aged 6 to 10 years

Cost $225 – or early bird special $200 before March 31st!

For more information email with questions to or call Catherine 310.428.7308


Up next – the SUPER DUPER CIRCUS!!!


C644411_10153183476331672_1863981719497337993_nWe need lions and tamers, clowns and cart wheelers, tantalizing tighrope walkers and teeny tricksters to make up the circus of our dreams! This show will be amazing – inspired by the small wire sculptures of Alexander Calder and wonderful wording of Maira Caldman combined with the imaginations of children – it cannot fail to be a magical experience for all involved!! Please contact me, Catherine (310) 428 7308 to find out more details!