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EgoPo offers an extensive range of performance training for student age groups from elementary school to college.  Customizable to any age group, group size, and curricular focus, EgoPo is ready to guide your students deeper into the exploration of the performing arts.

To inquire about bringing EgoPo to your school, contact for more information.  One-day workshops or longer term residencies available.

Take a look at our current residency:

George W. Nebinger Elementary School

Since 2016, EgoPo teaching artists have been working with George W. Nebinger Elementary School students in year-long theater classes.  Once a week, the students explore the fundamentals of performance, including weekly workshops in acting, movement, and improvisation, as well as design, writing, and ensemble building.  Each school year culminates with a final public performance of plays created by the students.

Teaching Artists

Charlie Barney (he/him) is a South Jersey native and recent Philadelphia based actor/teaching artist. After being introduced to theatre in the fifth grade-he knew this is where he would continue to spend his time. While in college at Rowan University, he studied Theatre with a concentration in Pre-Teaching and Acting. After college Charlie returned home to bring theatre to his community-directing middle and high-school students with Riverfront Players Inc, and also began working with EgoPo (And Tell Sad Stories...). Recently he starting working with adults, over Zoom and now in person with the Ritz Theatre. Most recently he has been with the Eagle Theatre, as Co-Director of the Repertory Company and teaches high school aged classes. 

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Jael Brown (she/her) is an actor, writer, and teaching artist born and raised in Philadelphia. Growing up in the city of brotherly love, Jael garnered an immediate and passionate love for theatre and performance, which prompted her to pursue acting professionally and at a scholarly level. Throughout her endeavors, she has been blessed enough to train at the University of the Arts, Ithaca College, and Savannah College of Art & Design. Jael's heart beats for acting, which she believes can change and heal the world. Her love for theatre and performance have led her to work with children, serving as a camp counselor.  She currently works at Wolf PAC, where she is ecstatic to create beautiful performances, inspiring the children that she works with to discover the spark of creativity, drive, and talent within themselves.

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