Audition Workshop: Summer Intensive

Audition Intensive: A Summer Workshop

LOCATION: Kirkwood Performing Arts Center – Studio Theatre 210 E Monroe Ave. Kirkwood, MO 63122

This program is not endorsed by the City of Kirkwood


Get an inside look at the upcoming Audition Intensive by watching the virtual Educational Encore: Audition Workshop 


Ron McGowan


He has accompanied singers and productions for The Muny, Stages St. Louis, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, New Line Theatre, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, St. Louis University, Max & Louis Productions, the Cabaret Project of St. Louis, and the St. Louis Cabaret Conference. Ron is an adjunct faculty for the Sargent Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster University as Musical Director/Vocal Coach, and Professor Of Collaborative Piano for the Webster University Departments of Music and Dance, and staff accompanist/vocal coach, the Center for Creative Arts (COCA) and The Blue Strawberry.  SEE FULL BIO!

Amy Gammon


Amy Gammon holds a BA in Dance and a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Dance from Lindenwood University. She is currently an adjunct professor at Lindenwood University, where she has set numerous pieces in the dance concerts, traveled with the students to American College Dance Association teaching tap, hip hop, and yoga, and had the opportunity to choreograph “Urinetown” that was seen in the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. Amy Gammon is a performer and co-founder of MoSTLy TAP, a St. Louis based tap dance company. SEE FULL BIO!

Lisa Campbell Albert


Lisa is a teacher and coach to performers in St. Louis, NYC as well as nationally including Taylor Louderman (Mean Girls, Bring It On, Keenan) and Elizabeth Teeter (Beetlejuice). Coming in Fall 2022, Lisa is proud to announce her new book on song analysis, The Moment Before the Music Begins, co-written with Webster University Professor Emeritus Bill Lynch and published on Histria Books. Lisa continues to play music with her husband, Tim Albert, in the St. Louis based blues band Uncle Albert. SEE FULL BIO!

Ron Gibbs


Ron Gibbs is a St. Louis native who was a working actor and director in New York City for 16 years until he left in 2002 to become the Managing Director at STAGES ST. LOUIS.  Ron was Susan Stroman’s assistant for 7 years, including performing in and assisting Susan on SHOWBOAT, for which Ms. Stroman won her second Tony Award.  During his stint in New York, Ron was lucky enough to work with the likes of Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt, Elaine Stritch, and the irrepressible Carol Channing. SEE FULL BIO!

Kari Ely


Kari Ely became a full-time Equity and SAG-AFTRA actress in 1983 when she was hired by director and future cohort Wayne Salomon. Kari is a multiple Recipient and Nominee of both The Kevin Kline Awards and the Critics Circle Awards, and more. In 2019 she was both a Visionary Award Honoree as Outstanding Working Artist and named Best Director for A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR for the Tennessee Williams Festival. Kari was a Co-Founder and Producer of The Make-Believe-Ables performing with the St. Louis Symphony and the Midwest Team-Leader with Laughing Stock, LLC working with Boeing and other corporations. SEE FULL BIO!


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