Ms. Palmer has directed theater projects with youths ages 4 -14 for over 20 years through her programs Santa Rosa Children’s Theater, Show Biz Kidz, A Theater For Children, and her role as a Drama Specialist in Sonoma County schools. She also works for the Luther Burbank Center as a Teaching Artist.
Ms. Palmer enjoys “play”ing with hundreds of children each year and loves the excitement of performance projects which culminate within 6-10 sessions. Ms. Palmer pursued advanced studies in Theater Directing at UC Berkeley and completed the LBC’s Kennedy Center Teaching Artist professional training, as well as several other Arts Integration professional development trainings related to Drama, Movement, and Storytelling. Ms. Palmer helps children become high performers through acting-based activities.
Ms. Palmer also loves playwrighting and comedy improv. She founded and ran the 6th Street Improv adult troupe from 2008-2013 in Santa Rosa at the 6th Street Playhouse. In 2018, she wrote her first play for children: “Alex & The Magic Staff”, with an anti-bullying theme. She is currently working on her second play for stage and a screenplay.