Be Curious.

Be Brave.


As teaching artists, we offer a safe, creative, and inclusive environment in which actors of all ages and levels can explore the craft of theatre at their own pace and comfort level. The courses we offer are designed to not only teach the skills required for performance, but also to enhance each student’s self-esteem, public speaking skills, and self-confidence. By participating in the performing arts, students become in tune with their mind and body.

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Be Honest — Be Engaged — Be Connected — Be Heard — Be Inclusive — Be Generous — Be Curious — Be Brave 

JanLee Marshall

JanLee Marshall, B8 Theatre Company Artistic Director and Director of Education is a longtime teaching artist, actor, clown and director bringing over 25 years of experience to her work in theatre.  JanLee has taught with educational theatre programs of Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Program as well as having taught at schools such as the Meher Schools and UC Davis.  JanLee continues to teach, act and direct as her schedule permits while keeping things going year round at B8 Theatre Company.

Becky Potter

Becky Potter is a teaching artist, director, performer, and musical theatre scholar. Becky has been an active member of the SF Bay Area theatre community for the past 20 years. At the Willows Theatre Company, Becky spent 12 years in various roles as a performer, conductor, assistant director, associate director of youth programs, conservatory instructor, company manager, and director of the SummerStage Junior program for 3 years. As a ensemble member of B8 Theatre Company she served as a dramaturg, a member of the marketing committee, and as a performer in over a dozen works from Shakespeare to Stoppard from 2008-2014. Becky's teaching career over the past decade has ranged from teaching preschool to a musical theatre survey course for seniors. She has spent the last 7 years as a member of the theatre faculty at Oakland School for the Arts teaching middle and high school acting theory, movement, voice, and musical theatre, and has directed 7 plays and musicals in that time. Becky received her BA in Drama from UC Irvine graduating Magna Cum Laude as an ArtsBridge Scholar. She did her graduate work at San Francisco State University and received honors for her thesis on composer Trude Rittmann's contribution to musical theatre in the 1940's-1960's.​



Come let your imagination fly as we create the world of Peter Pan in this two-week acting camp based on the 1911 J.M Barrie novel.  Creativity and collaboration will abound as we create three-dimensional characters that bring this classic tale to life in a completely new way. Friends and family are invited to a free performance on the final day.
INSTRUCTOR: JanLee Marshall

The Wizard of Oz camp - 2017



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To pay by cash or check, call 925.890.8877 for information.

A Brand New Peter Pan 

for students aged 8 - 13
Monday – Friday, July 9 – July 20

9:00am to 3:00pm


3:00pm to 5:00pm

BE Engaged - B8 theatre education

About our Teaching Artists

The Wizard of Oz Camp - 2017