Team Group: Adult Instructors

Corinne Kason

Corinne Kason has worked on stage, television and movies in New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area and is a member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA. Her many credits include from touring in the National Company of Fiddler on the Roof, to a recurring role on Days Of Our Lives for 2 1/2 years; her latest on the Netflix series Sense8. Corinne became interested in Improv through a friend who belonged to a successful Improv group called War Babies that had great success in NYC and eventually it’s own TV variety show. After joining the group in it’s workouts, she began teaching Improv for the Screen Actor’s Guild Conservatory to other actors as well as performing with the Improv Group – Social Insecurity. Since moving back to the Bay Area she has taught at SAG’s San Francisco Conservatory, Notre Dame de Namur night school, San Carlos Charter Learning Center and currently at the Dragon Theatre.

Bridgette Dutta Portman

Bridgette Dutta Portman is a playwright based in Fremont, CA. More than two dozen of her plays have been produced in the Bay Area, across the country, and overseas. Her full-length drama in verse, Caeneus & Poseidon, had its world premiere at Dragon Theatre in 2017. She is past president of the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco and is currently a member of Same Boat Theater Collective, the Pear Writers’ Guild, and the Dramatists’ Guild. She has been a finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival, the Theatre Bay Area TITAN award, the PlayPenn Conference, the Kentucky Women’s Theatre Conference Prize for Women Writers, the New Dramatists playwrights’ residency, and more. She holds a PhD in political science (UC Irvine, 2011) and an MFA in creative writing (Spalding University, 2018). 

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