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Fall Acting Workshops


Our Team

Teaching Acting in the Community
of Malibu Since 2004

Workshops held at Malibu Stage Company
29243 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

(310) 447-8245

Our Team

Shoshana Kuttner
Shoshana has been joyfully teaching and directing young performers since the beginning of her career as an actor and dancer. She began her professional acting career in San Francisco, with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shoshana then toured with two productions nationally, The Secret Garden and A Christmas Carol before landing in New York City, where she performed at Lincoln Center in A Wrinkle In Time. In upstate New York, she directed productions of the musicals West Side Story, Footloose, Oliver, and
Free to Be You and Me.

Shoshana began working in the community of Malibu in 2004 as Executive Director of Malibu Actors Studio. In 2006 she co-founded the Young Actors Project and continues to offer professional youth acting programs and exciting performances in Malibu year round. Some of her Young Actors Project directing and producing credits include A Wrinkle In Time, Alice In Wonderland, The Birthday Girl, Flight International and Summer.

Shoshana graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama and Dance from San Francisco State University and received an
advanced certificate in Classical Theatre from Oxford University in the UK. She is also a certified Yoga teacher and most recently the producer of, and an actor in, the independent film She’s Gone,
shot in NYC.

Her passion for sharing her love of ‘all things theatre’ shines through in her teaching and she prides herself in helping to create a talented company of young actors that inspire her with their self-expression
and creativity.

John Henry Litten
John Henry Litten is an accomplished playwright, actor, and co-founder of the Young Actors Project. John creates new plays and adapts classic stories for the actors he works with. Most notable are his adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, performed at Malibu Performing Arts Center, and his original works The Birthday Girl and The Boy and The Tooth Thief, which were highlights of the Young Actors Project 2007 Fall season at Malibu Stage Company.

As a student at San Diego State University he studied Children’s Theatre under the wing of Margaret Larlham, a published playwright who brought her unique blend of movement, music, and creative writing to the forefront of each of her original performances. While studying at S.D.S.U John was able to perform in Mexico, Russia, and at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival held in South Africa: the second largest acting festival in the world. He became a part of many honor societies including The Golden Key Honor Society and was an active member of the Mortar Board honor society.

Soon after earning is B.A. in Theatre, John created Teatro de Luna, a traveling theatre company dedicated to bringing bilingual shows to elementary schools in California. It was during his Teatro De Luna period, where Litten began to write and perform his own material. His first full length play, Jettison Speaks opened for an audience of two thousand in Tijuana, Mexico. Soon after, John followed Jettison Speaks with a collaborative piece entitled, The Boy and the Tooth Thief, an original fairy tale about the dire consequences society would face if stories were no longer told. The Boy and the Tooth Thief won top prizes at the International Theatre Festival in San Diego, and was recently re-adapted for John’s students at the Young Actors Project.

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For more information and to register, please call 310.447.8245 or e-mail us

Workshops are ongoing and held year-round.