Don Crites

Don C.

Tyler, TX
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Don delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I have been an Artistic Director and acting coach for 6 years following training in New York and Seattle. I have experience with film and television, specializing in non-scripted, improv type theatre. My drama therapy training, and work with youth on the autism spectrum has also equipped me to work with a broad range of students. I am also the founder and instructor for the popular Improv for REAL Life classes. I cannot think of a better way to build both your skills as an actor, and increase your confidence on stage, and in life.


Artistic Director
May 2012 - Present
Playback Theatre


Clinical Mental Health/Drama Therapy
Aug 2016 - Dec 2017
Antioch Univ. - Seattle
MBA Business Administration
Jan 2000 - Jun 2001
George Fox Univ.
BS Biblical Education
Jan 1985 - Jun 1988
Multnomah Seminary

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About Playback Theatre.
Theatre class

Improv for REAL Life class
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5 Reviews

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Susan Dec 6, 2018
Improv Acting · In studio

Don is an amazing instructor. He also is good at motivation. I have learned a lot and look forward to keep learning more.

Jake Oct 29, 2018
Improv Acting · In studio

Had a great time in every session we had! I was never one to be up on stage in the spotlight, but Don's class helped me push through that! Awesome experience!

Susan Oct 28, 2018
Improv Acting · In studio

I have never done anything like this but I don't want to stop now. I want to learn more and more. Don is a good teacher and an awesome person as well. The whole class had the best time ever.

Joy Oct 25, 2018
Improv Acting · In studio

Without any theatrical experience prior to Don's Improv For Real Life class, my expectations were uncertain. I hoped to have some laughs and fun basically. After taking this series, I cannot imagine a better class structure for both those with experience and the inexperienced. The benefits of a couple of hours/week for a 6 week stretch will remain with me for my lifetime- WAY more than some laughs and fun. Both the class and instructor touched me deeply as a person.

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Linda Oct 25, 2018
Improv Acting · In studio

Don is a wonderful teacher/coach. I never thought I could perform in front of a group like I did. He works miracles with students.

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