Here's what colleagues have to say about April...
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation, excerpts
"April is a truly collaborative artist. She is incredibly talented, hard working, and intelligent - a creator in all ways - who is dedicated to pushing theatrical boundaries and finding and honoring the heart of the project. In rehearsal, April had a knack for questioning and interrogating the material and choices being made by the creative team in thoughtful and exciting ways. She is not afraid of pushing herself to go further with the work, and was never willing to settle – even when others were – and I believe this characteristic brought out the best in her fellow collaborators."
Julianne Just: Opera & Theatre Director
Co-Artistic Director of The Speakeasy Society
"As a teacher in several undergraduate courses, April brings her imagination and passion for working with
Young people into the classroom. She generates a space that is both welcoming and challenging, and her keen eye invites students to face their personal roadblocks as they develop into stronger actors."
Ezra LeBank: Head of Movement,
California State University, Long Beach
Co-Editor, Association of Theatre Movement Educators News
"April’s knowledge of theatre arts and expertise in business management have made her a truly valuable asset in our organization and the community we serve. Along with her undeniable talent, April has always been an absolute joy to work with. My colleagues and I appreciate her flexibility and creativity when establishing our activity schedules. She is dependable, incredibly hard working, and sends us only the best-trained staff. Beyond that, she has impressive marketing skills that help generate interest and enrollment in her programs."
Melissa Torres: Recreation Coordinator,
City of Newport Beach