Instructor Bios

James Kuhl– has been working with the Meisner technique for 15 years. He received his BA from Alma College and his MFA in acting from Wayne State University. He has completed the Purple Rose Apprenticship as well as a two year Internship with Alma College which included teaching classes and has also taught movement, dance, voice, and acting to students of all ages.

Tracy L. Spada– is the Resident Stage Manager for TPT.  She has been directing theatre and teaching kids for over 16 years. She is an Arts Management graduate of Eastern Michigan University. Tracy has also worked professionally at The Purple Rose Theatre Company, The Performance Network and The Planet Ant.

Dave Davies– (Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!), Don’t Dress for Dinner, The Love List, and Looking) has been an improviser for as long as he can remember. His entire life has been a series of unscripted situations that he simply “ad-libs” his way through. “Life can be so spontaneous,” cleverly observes Dave. Even though Dave has done commercials for television and radio in addition to always being busy with corporate business shows from Las Vegas to Puerto Rico, every Monday night still finds him hamming it up with his fellow performers at the Planet Ant Theatre, or sitting at home typing run-on sentences. “I have been planning for years to write a bio on just how ‘In the moment’ I can be,” additionally mentions Dave. “I guess this is it!”