Creative Sonoma

Bridget Palmer

Arts Administration; Creative Sonoma Grantee; Folk Art: Puppetry; Literature: Children's, Fiction; Teacher/Instructor: Teaching Artist for Adults, Teaching Artist for Youth; Theatre: Acting, Directing, Improvisation, Other; Playwright, Children's Theater Director
Bridget Palmer
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Bridget Palmer has directed theater projects with youths ages 4 -14 for over 20 years through her Santa Rosa Children’s Theater and Show Biz Kidz programs and her role as Drama Specialist in Sonoma County schools.

She enjoys “play”ing with hundreds of children each year and loves the excitement of leading performance projects which culminate within 6-10 sessions. Bridget has extensive training in the performing arts including graduate work at U.C. Berkeley in Theater Directing. She also completed the LBC’s pilot Kennedy Center Teaching Artist professional training, and several other Arts Integration professional development trainings related to Drama, Movement, and Storytelling.  Bridget focuses on helping children develop into high performers through acting based activities that hone Courage, Creativity, Collaboration, and Concentration skills. Bridget is also the founder and Executive Director of A Theater For Children, a Sonoma County-based non-profit. In 2019, ATFC received a substantial grant from Creative Sonoma to support the programs in their “Children Embrace Nature Through Theater Arts” season. Visit ATheaterForChildren.com for more information.

Palmer also loves playwrighting and comedy improv. She founded and ran the 6th Street Improv troupe from 2008-2013 in Santa Rosa at the 6th Street Playhouse.  In 2018,  she wrote her first play for children to be performed by children, or actors of mixed ages:  “Alex & The Magic Staff”, with an anti-bullying theme.

 

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