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Adam Sechelski - Advanced /Musical Theatre/Tech Theatre

adam.sechelski@cobbk12.org

Originally from Atlanta, Ga, Mr. Sechelski earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shorter College, an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston and an MFA in Acting from The University of Southern Mississippi.  He has acted in over 40 productions regionally in the collegiate, community and professional world, most recently at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre.  Mr. Sechelski has been teaching and directing theatre since 2004.  He is also trained in Arthur Lessac's "Kinesensics" voice and body work and has recently achieved practitioner status, working towards attaining a certified trainer level.

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Rachel Rudd - Theatre Fundamentals, Acting I

rachel.rudd@cobbk12.org

Rachel’s passion for theatre began when she stepped on stage as a performer at the age of 10. Her first show was Bye Bye Birdie with the Footlights Summer Theatre program in Erie, PA whom she credits with igniting her passion for the arts. Over her more than 30 years in the theatre, she has performed in many wonderful roles as well as performed in professional dinner theater and numerous community theater productions. She was asked to choreograph and assistant direct early in her teens and she then fell in love with that side of theatre. In 2012, Rachel opened her own performance studio in Pennsylvania that offered drama, dance and voice. She taught acting with a primary focus on Meisner technique and MASK technique. Other credits include working with the Footlights Summer Theatre program, directing the drama program at Mercyhurst Prep, and working as a choreographer at Penn State Behrend University, and most recently as a Director for Theatre Project in Atlanta, GA. She is currently directing a brand new musical, Rathskeller,  that will premier in NYC in September 2021!