Encore Youth Theatre
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About Encore Youth Theatre
Cassie Rush, Producing Artistic Director

Cassie has a B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies from Kennesaw State University and a M.A. from New York University's Educational Theatre program.

While in New York, she worked as a Teaching Artist in the New York City Public Schools, incarceration programs, and community centers. Cassie concentrated on arts integration, a technique where dance, music, and drama are used to promote learning in other subjects. Cassie has directed and choreographed countless productions for schools, youth theatres, and camps. In the past few years, the bulk of her work has been centered on helping students write and produce their own plays. She is the Artistic Director of Encore Youth Theatre a musical theatre conservatory for children and teens.

In her spare time, Cassie is a playwright. She was a finalist in the prestigious Theodore Ward Prize for African American Playwrights. Her work has been presented at Classical Theatre Company, Subjective Theatre Company, and The Spork Festival.

Cassie believes the arts are a powerful tool to promote self expression and foster artistic talents. She has personally experienced their ability to enrich and enlighten the lives of children.
Encore! Youth Theatre’s mission is to empower youth to create and produce performing arts that educate and entertain. We are dedicated to fostering an environment where children are encouraged to express their creativity, engage in their community, and think critically. We believe that the arts should be used as a vehicle for heightening self image, cultivating artistic talents, and learning about the world.