About Outta Theatre                                                                

      We offer piano & voice lessons, acting & mime workshops, home school Music Adventures, summer camps, as well as Kids & Teen Theatre programs with regular performances. Outta Theatre provides practical training combined with performance experience in a safe, creative, learning environment.   Instead of learning technique in a standard class setting or auditioning to be on stage for a specific production, the Outta Theatre experience combines the benefits of both worlds. Our programs create customized productions to enable everyone to get a part.  Each student will enjoy the opportunity to develop their skills and confidence in the spotlight, and experience the energy of a live audience. Outta Theatre's versatility enables us to produce plays, variety shows, mimedramas, Cabarets, Murder Mysteries, and more!

About Angie Settlemire (Founder, Director, Teacher)

    Over the last 20 years, Angie has traveled throughout the US and parts of western Europe, teaching and performing.   She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Grove City College.  After a year of teaching middle school choir and general music full time, she pursued three years of training in mime, dance, and theatre at Mimeistry International. During her final year, she mentored under story teller and published author, Melea Brock.  She then graduated as a Journeyman Mime with a specialization in Directing.  

     In 2006, Angie co-founded Tri-flections, an Imaginative Arts Organization, which performed and toured through 2008. During that time she also assisted with the choreography and direction of the mimodrama, Alice in Wonderland at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

     In 2009, Angie moved to East Hartford, CT, where she performed in the premiere of Lights Up Productions’ new musical, Lost in Vegas.  During her stay in Connecticut, she offered classes and workshops in the Hartford area through various organizations.  In the summer of 2012, Angie returned to Hartford to serve for the third year as assistant director and mime teacher for the Summer Musical Theater Intensive at the University of Hartford.  The following December, she performed in the Barrow Civic Theatre's production of Miracle on 34th Street in Franklin, PA.  

     In 2012, Angie began to offer private lessons and a theatre class for teens and tweens in the Grove City area.  Since then, her business has steadily grown into what is now known as Outta Theatre.  Other local experiences include teaching Kids Theatre for the Grove City Art & Theatre Summer Camp and teaching drama classes at the Alle-Kiski Music Day camp in New Kensington.  For the past two years she also taught mime/physical theatre workshops for the Grove City Artworks Artology initiative.  You may even have seen her perform as a mime at Strawberry Days and Grove City Art Walk, and she sang as a featured soloist at the Barrow's performance of Handel's Messiah, as well.  

     In 2015, Angie became the director for Grove City Art & Theatre Camp and President of the board of Grove City Artworks.  She plans to continue expanding her class offerings and to create inspiring, fun, family friendly student and professional level performances for the community to enjoy.  


Degrees/Certificates/Clearances

  • Grove City College........................B.M. Music Education, Concentration Vocal Studies; Graduated magna cum laude

  • Mimeistry International.................Certificate of Arts Leadership, Journeyman Mime with specialization in Directing

  • PA Teaching Certificate (Music K-12)

  • Background Clearances & Child Abuse Clearance

  • Estill Voice International Certificate of Figure Proficiency


Summer Teachers

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Josh Ebel

Josh Ebel is a lifelong resident of Grove City and a 2003 graduate of Grove City High School. After High School Josh earned a BFA in Applied Media Arts/Graphic Design from Edinboro University. He has been a practicing artist and Freelance Graphic Designer for over 16 years. Most recently, he earned a BFA in Fine Arts and Art Education from Slippery Rock University and received K-12 Pennsylvania Teaching Certification from Carlow University. Josh has taught a variety of summer art camps and workshops and currently works as a substitute teacher in the Grove City Area School District.


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Shirley Berkey

Shirley Berkey is a retired Grove City High School speech, drama, and humanities teacher as well as their theatre director. She has been an active crafter since childhood exploring the various arts concentrating on stained glass, mosaics, pottery, decoupage, painting, and design.

Presently, she is an artist co-ordinator at the Collage Coffee and Art House in downtown GC. There she teaches craft classes to toddlers and adults, in addition to displaying and selling her stained glass work. This is her second year teaching for the summer art camp.

 
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Angie Settlemire

Angie is director and founder of Outta Theatre. See full bio at top of page.

 
 
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Naomi Bates

iIn the Fall of 2019, Naomi will be starting her Junior year as an Honor Student with a double major in Dance and Theatre Management at Slippery Rock University. She spent her high school years focused on developing her skills in dance, drama and voice. For her dance training, Crossroads Dance Academy has been her home studio since 2010. She spent three years with both the Performance Company and the Liturgical Company. Her senior year she won the Student Choreography Award at Showbiz Talent in Pittsburgh for a modern duet. She has experienced much joy from serving as an assistant teacher/teacher of children’s dance classes for several years.

Outta Theatre is where Naomi has fallen in love with all parts of theater. She participated in Teen Theatre for five years and has been a part of the cast for ten productions. Naomi learned much by working beside Angie Settlemire as an assistant teacher/director for the 2015-2016 Kids Theater season. Through Outta Theatre, Naomi has also enjoyed taking mime/physical theater classes and voice lessons (2014 to 2017). Naomi also served as a 2017 summer intern and most recently as the stage manager and assistant director for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Since starting college at Slippery Rock University, she has served both as a performer and crew member. She has fulfilled the roles of Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, House Manger, Stage Hand, Usher, and Publicity Coordinator. In addition, she has performed in six Dance Department Concerts in student choreographed pieces as well as a part of Rock Dance Company. . She has also performed in A Christmas Carol as the Ghost of Christmas Past in the Theatre Department’s 2018 production, and also in the Musical Theatre Society’s Fall 2018 Broadway Cabaret. She has also served for two years on the Kaleidoscope Student Advisory Board and has worked on various Faculty led projects in both the theatre and dance departments. She also created and developed her own interdisciplinary improvisation-based event in the Spring of 2019 called “Work From There”, involving artists, dancers, improvisers, actors, and photographers.

She is excited to once again be teaching at Outta Theatre’s Summer Camp, and cannot wait to hopefully see you all there!

 

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