Dragon Theatre Academy
While Dragon Productions Theatre Company produces plays for adults, we recognize that there are many people in the Bay Area that can benefit from our very particular set of skills. Putting on a play requires a wide range of skills and that doesn't even include the acting components, which is also deciptevely useful in "regular" day to day life. As a result, we're building curriculums for both children and adults that leverage our diverse theatrical skills to grow the skill sets of our community.
We hired Education Director Bora "Max" Koknar because his diverse background of acting, directing, corporate training, and youth theatre teaching was perfect for our needs. If you'd like to talk specifics about any of our class offerings, or want to talk to him about setting up a corporate teambuildling event, please feel free to contact Max Koknar at max (at) dragonproductions.net.
About the Teacher, Max Koknar:
- Actor, Consultant with First Person Travel on NYT Featured Headlands Gamble
- Lead Actor, Writer, Co-Director, Co-Artistic Director on SFWeekly Featured Ancien Regime
- Story and Audience Experience Designer on a collaboration with Finnish government (The Decameron Project 2017) at the old Outokumpu mine.
- Consultant/Guest Lecturer/Teaching Artist/Coach in collaboration with U.C. Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), Adventure Design Group (San Francisco, CA), The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH), Willow Glen Elementary Tiger Theatre (San Jose, CA), Daniel Wright Elementary (Dublin, OH), Theatre of All Possibilities (Various Bay Area, CA), California Theatre Center (Various, CA, NV, WA, OR), Northside Theatre (San Jose, CA), Crowded Fire (San Francisco, CA), Triangle Lab (Bay Area, CA) and the Arena Stage (Washington DC)
- Have performed in front of nearly 500,000 people over the course of my career.
- Past collaborators and teachers include movement coaches who’ve worked for the Blue Man Group and Marvel’s Thor, students and collaborators of Marcel Marceau, Obie Award Winners, and Cirque du Soleil clowns.
Dragon Theatre is proud to offer a number of summer classes for children aged 8 and up. These classes are designed to be both fun and to develop critical skills like creative thinking, communication, public speaking, and more. We think we've got a little something for every child.
Want to be among the first people notified when a Dragon class becomes available? Sign up for the Youth & Family Programming email list and you'll get advance notice on classes and early bird pricing code!