Majestic Education is designed to encourage confidence, creativity, and communication skills in kids and teens within the Linn-Benton community. Guided through dynamic studio-style programs, students investigate their interests, challenge their potential, and see the world through the diverse lens of the performing arts.
Majestic Education is expanding to offer performing arts workshops dedicated to reaching underserved youth in Linn-Benton County. With assistance from a grant from the Ralph Hull Foundation, The Majestic will be providing year-long programs with our partners Out and About, the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, and the Jackson Street Youth Shelter.
“It is wonderful to see the youth get excited about the theatre workshops at The Majestic. You can see their wheels turning during the different exercises. It is wonderful they have the opportunity and space to express themselves and build their self esteem!” – Hannah Miller, Community Liaison, Jackson Street Youth Shelter.
WILLOW NORTON is a Director and Teacher focused on new work development. Norton is a 2012 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab West Alumni. Recent directing projects include; A Thousand Cranes for The Majestic Theatre (OR), S.H.A.V.E.D. at HERE Arts Center (NY) and The Philly Fringe (PA), Instructions Included for The Midtown International Festival (NY), REACH for At Hand Theatre Company (NY), School House Rock for ACE Academy (OR), In the Way for Philadelphia Young Playwrights (PA), and POP in the Night for At Hand Theatre Company (NY). Assistant Directing for THE UNDERSTUDY by Theresa Rebeck at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, Continuous City for The Builders Association at The Kitchen & St. Ann’s Warehouse (NY), Dreams of Friendly Aliens for Abingdon Theatre Company (NY), The Man at the Sea for Emerging Arts Theater Company(NY), and Henry V for Cornish College of the Arts (WA). As a Teaching Artist, Norton has worked at Stages for Corvallis High School, ACE Academy, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Washington Academy of Performing Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, and Brooklyn Kids. She has also worked for Culture Project, 3101 Arts, and The Painted Bride.
Davey Kashuba is a senior at Oregon State University majoring in Theater Arts. Kashuba is a teacher, actor, and director with 26 theater productions under his belt. Kashuba has taught Child Development at Grants Pass High School, Theater Arts at Lorna Byrne Middle School, and is currently the Theater Arts Teacher at Linus Pauling Middle School. Arts Education is a combination of Kashuba’s two great loves; theater and teaching.