Statement of Purpose
Everyone is an artist. Whether on stage, behind the camera, in a courtroom, or running your own business, there is an art in what you do and drama education can help cultivate and empower your passions. We believe in creating spaces that celebrate our uniqueness, that diversity and inclusion makes us stronger, and in the nurturing of creative, interdependent well-rounded humans. Finally, we believe that exposure to, and participation in, rigorous arts education should be available to all students who wish to pursue this discipline in a college/conservatory and professional setting.
Our Core Values
Listening to others with a kind and open heart without judgment; seeking to understand
Effecting change through art
Taking ownership of your actions, choices, and personal accountability
Believing in the process, each other, and yourself
Willingness to take risks, be vulnerable, and authentic
Investing time and focus on the skills needed to be successful
Sharing values and experiences, while celebrating differences, to foster a sense of belonging and community
Striving for your personal best and celebrating each milestone
Transferring content skills to create art
Maintaining a high level of work ethic, respect, and focus while striving for the highest standards of performance
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Meet Kat DeLapp
My personal exposure to the dramatic arts, as an alumna of Rocklin High School (Class of 2003), had a profound impact on my high school experience. Rocklin’s theatre program inspired a love for performing and storytelling, which prompted me to travel across the country to Connecticut’s Hartt School of Music, Theatre and Dance where I received my BFA in Musical Theatre in 2007. Using my undergraduate conservatory training, I moved to New York City to pursue a professional acting career. There I worked on independent projects, new works, and staged readings, and truly fell in love with NYC. While working and auditioning I began to do some teaching artistry work and realized that I longed to further develop my craft as an actor and as an educator. I proudly received my Master’s Degree in Educational Theatre at The City College of New York in 2013. My participation in this program proved to be one of best choices of my life. It afforded me the opportunity to reclaim my artistry and enhanced my love for the theatre making process. I have never felt more fulfilled as an artist than when I am teaching and directing. I spent three rewarding years teaching in the South Bronx, NY before moving back to California where I took over the program at Dublin High School in the East Bay Area. I had four inspiring and successful years there but the call from home was strong. I am excited to bring my experience, passion, and artistry to the West Park community and cannot wait to see what kind of magic we create together! Please always feel free to reach out via email and be sure to check out our Instagram (@westparkplayers) for all of our adventures!