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64 years of excellence

Playhouse Teachers

All Playhouse Instructors are Level II Background Checked (State and National).

Shonna Rash - Education & Outreach Director, Beginning Acting

Shonna Rash graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and Theatre, Shonna moved from the land of potatoes to sunny Florida where she combined her love of theatre with her love of children and teaching as an Instructor at The Performance Project. During that time she began working as a Production Stage Manager in professional theatres from coast to coast. Shonna has also used the power of performance as a Developmental Specialist to teach confidence, discipline, and teamwork to children with disabilities. Shonna finally found her heart and home teaching, directing and sharing the magic of theatre with kids of all ages. Shonna is so grateful for the many opportunities to work with the exceptionally talented youth in this wonderful community.

Daniel Eilola - Adult Acting

Daniel studied theatre at Towson University in Baltimore, MD. He is the co-founder and Producing Director of the Playhouse Black Box Series at the Lake Worth Playhouse, one of the oldest arts organizations in Palm Beach County. Daniel’s recent directing credits include Two One-Act plays by Woody Allen, 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog, Search and Destroy by Howard Korder, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker. As an actor, Daniel has recently appeared in The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie, Almost Maine, The 1940’s Radio Hour, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire, Reckless by Craig Lucas and as Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind. Daniel is also an original member of the Arts Radio Network Theatre troupe, having appeared in dozens of live radio theatre productions throughout South Florida.

Elizabeth Dimon - Audition Workshop

4 time winner of the Carbonell award

Beth has been working as a professional actor for the past 30 years primarily in Florida. She has worked in film and television but theatre is where she calls home. She has a BFA from Florida State University in Acting and is a multiple nominee and 4 time winner of the Carbonell award  for her acting, most recently for her role in "Billy Elliot" at Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Credits include: 20 years with Florida Stage, 15 years with Caldwell Theatre, and roles in multiple seasons at Palm Beach Dramaworks, City Theatre, Actors' Playhouse, Key West Theatre Festival, Mosaic Theatre, Gablestage, Maltz Jupiter, Riverside Theatre, Asolo, American Stage, Theatre Zone, Gulfshore Playhouse, Theatre Lab, Arts Garage, Theatre West, Jupiter DT and Royal Palm DT and more. She also developed her own one woman cabaret called "Second Bananas". Beth is a proud member of Actors' Equity Assn., a founding member of the Dramaworkshop at Palm Beach Dramaworks and continues to work professionally in theatres throughout Florida and beyond

Trish Weaver-Rhodes - Act I & II

Trish Weaver-Rhodes graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting in 1997. From there she spent a year in New York auditioning and acting in local showcases. She returned to Columbus, Ohio where she resided before moving to Florida in 2002. While in Columbus, she taught Children’s Acting and acted with The Ohio Festival Theater. After moving to Florida, she took time off to start a family, and then returned to the stage by way of the Lake Worth Playhouse. She has appeared both on the LWPH’s main stage, as well as performed in the Black Box Theater. She has been seen in The Game’s Afoot, The Odd Couple, Kimberly Akimbo, and Reckless.


Alexandra Garcia - Musical Theatre Performance/Dance for the Stage

Alexandra graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance.  Alexandra comes to Lake Worth Playhouse with over 16 years of dance training and experience.  The last 9 years of her training were spent in the company of Ballet Palm Beach (formally Florida Classical Ballet Theatre) under the direction of Colleen Smith.  In addition to classical ballet training Alexandra studied tap, jazz, modern, and musical theatre.  One of her favorite musical theater credits was her role as Babe Williams in the Lake Worth Playhouse production of The Pajama Game.  Other LWPH theater credits include Rock of Ages, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Who’s Tommy, and South Pacific. 

Erin Pittleman - Musical Theatre Performance & Xanadu

Erin has been working as a professional actress for over 10 years and for over 20 years as a jazz singer and cabaret performer. She is proud to have worked under the tutelage of he late great Hal Schaefer, the world renowned vocal coach, composer and jazz pianist who is famous for coaching Barbra Streisand. You may have seen Erin working locally with such theater companies as Slow Burn, Stage Door Theater, Empire Stage and The Wick. She is thrilled to be back at the Lake Worth Playhouse for the summer camp season after assistant directing The Pajama Game on the main stage.

Tiffany Gore - Yoga

I am a Yoga teacher,  Reiki Master, and a Thai Yoga practitioner. I have taught yoga for several years now, at a number of yoga studios, gyms, private classes, workshops, at festivals, outdoors, performances, and on the beach. In addition to adult classes, I have experience teaching yoga to children at Boys and Girls Club, Summer Camps, At Risk Youth Shelters, For the Children,  homeschooling groups in South Florida, and theatre students.   I LOVE SHARING MY LOVE OF YOGA.

Cara Abaldo - Yoga

Cara Abaldo has successfully completed the Yoga Teachers Intensive at Yoga & Inner Peace. She has earned the title of Yoga Siromani - Minister of Yoga.

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