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Acting Up was born during the pandemic. 

Before COVID-19, I was a full-time radio personality with a successful career. I have worked in the media industry for almost a decade. I was also a licensed Drama Teacher with the TSPC, specializing in social-emotional learning with a long history of narrating children's audiobooks, over 30 years of experience in community theater, and about a decade of acting in the film industry.

When the pandemic hit, I felt a visceral call to rise in ways that nurtured the children in my community. Here we are, nearly three years later.

Fast forward to 2020. It was time to get creative, smoosh all my skill sets, and begin something new. Enter: ACTING UP

Acting Up continues to evolve. Not only do we offer social-emotional training and acting classes, we now have an After School Program!

We are the only top notch After School in Coos County with an emphasis on the Performing Arts.

Classes and lesson plans at Acting Up are a mashup of acting classes, self-esteem exercises, dramatic role-playing games, and lesson plans that enforce emotional intelligence, and self/social awareness.

Acting Up offers an enthusiastic, structured environment and culture where youth feel valued, included, and inspired. 

Desireé Glenn Gaoiran
Owner of Acting Up


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