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We have a number of talented teachers on our staff. Here's a little more about us:

deirdre budzyna


  • Ages 4 - 6 yrs, Monday 4 - 4:45pm
  • Ages 4 - 6 yrs, Wednesday 4:00 - 4:45pm
  • Ages 7 - 9 yrs, Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00pm

Deirdre Duggan Budzyna has been an elementary school teacher in both public and private settings for ten years. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in theatre and education and received a Master's Degree from Lesley University in Creative Arts in Learning. Deirdre is currently an early childhood education professor at Northern Essex Community College. She has directed children's theatre at the Page School in West Newbury, the Bresnahan School in Newburyport and The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport.

mara flynn

  • Ages 10 - 12 yrs, Fri. 3:45 - 5pm 
  • Ages 13 yrs and up, Thurs. 5:00 - 6:15pm 
  • Ages 7 - 9 yrs, Wednesday or Friday 5:00 - 6:00pm

Mara Flynn is co-director of Acting Out, an actress, musician and teacher.  She holds a BFA in theater from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Mara has taught theater workshops at Governor Dummer Academy, Newburyport Montessori, the Brown School, New Hampshire Theater Project, as well as eighteen years of her own summer programs in Newburyport and Groveland.

For more information about our classes call us at 978-792-8030 or e-mail actingoutnbpt@gmail.com