Echo members supervise theater games, songs, improvisations while also performing fairy tales, nursery rhymes and theater pieces for sick children of all ages in a number of facilities and hospitals in Los Angeles County. Playtime affirms the curative nature of theater, reminding us how essential it is that theater remain connected to community. Marc Rose, Thomas Beatty, and Sarah Little direct the program.
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Sarah Little — Director
After graduating high school from Interlochen Arts Academy, Sarah traveled to Glasgow, Scotland where she received a BA(Hons) from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a degree in Contemporary Theatre Practice. She devised and directed collaborative theatre productions such as Make a Spectacle of Yourself, High Heels on Wet Pavement or What You Expected to See, Sorry No Lions, and Going Nowhere Quicker Than I Was Before. She worked for the Scottish Opera’s Education for All program where she traveled through Scottish towns doing opera for and with kids in shows such as Fever!, Slim McBride and the Lost Tribe, The Scootcher Tree, and the Create an Opera program. She now lives in Los Angeles where she is working as a behavioral and social skills therapist with children on the autistic spectrum.
Marc Rose – Director
was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His first foray into the performing arts produced a scholarship to the Eliot Feld School of Ballet at the age of 10, but for his sake and ours we are grateful that theater quickly drew his attention. He is a graduate of NYU’s TSOA drama program and has studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, The Experimental Theater Wing, HB Studios and with Ms. Sandy Marshall. His NY & L.A. theater credits include Edmond, Light Up The Sky, Hurlyburly, Burn This and The Shape of Things. His TV credits include the pilot “Martian Law”, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, “Angel” and “Friends”. His film credits include Bullet, Four Faces of God, Spin Cycle and Marcus. He and his writing partners are currently writing and developing their TV show. Marc is happy to have found his theatre home in Los Angeles with The Echo.
Thomas Beatty – Director
writes, directs and occasionally acts in plays and films. He studied playwriting at Brown with Paula Vogel and Oscar Eustis and is now writing screenplays with poop jokes. One time he won that one award and he is in development on that other thing with that important sounding company. He has blue eyes.