David Overton, PhD

Artistic Director/
CLASSIC KIDS Faculty

 

David holds his PhD in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his MFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA, with many professional credits on both stage and screen.  As a director, David has directed numerous productions ranging from plays by the Greeks to Shakespeare and from Moliere to contemporary playwrights. Professionally, David has served as Access Opera Manager at the Metropolitan Opera Guild where he worked to cultivate the interest of hundreds of young people in the New York City/tri-state area. He is currently on the faculty at both Farmingdale State College and Nassau Community College.

Rebecca Kupka Overton

Managing Director/

CLASSIC KIDS Faculty

 

Rebecca is a member of Actors’ Equity Association whose professional credits include numerous Broadway, Off Broadway and national touring productions. Most recently, she understudied and performed all female roles in the smash Broadway hit, Jersey Boys. Her voice has been heard across the airwaves for ESPN Magazine, Comcast, Dish Network and Disney Cruise Line among others. Favorite roles include Gloria Thorpe (Damn Yankees, Engeman Theatre), Belle (Beauty and the Beast, Lyric Theatre), Charity (Sweet Charity, WV Public) and Maggie (A Chorus Line, National Tour/Casa Manana). As a director and choreographer, Rebecca has brought her love of performance to children’s theatre programs across the country from Colorado to North Carolina.  She holds her BA in Theatre and English from Providence College.