Spotlight Theatre Group, LLC    PO Box 1598, East Quogue, NY 11942   phone 631-653-2121    info@spotlighteastend.com

 
 

Theatre Programs for Young People

serving the Hamptons and the North Fork

 

where the spotlight is on you!

 
 
 

Spotlight on: Founding Directors

Kim Galway, MA, LCAT, RDT-BCT

Kim is a theatre educator, registered drama therapist, and licensed creative arts therapist with 20 years of experience. She is committed to developing and nurturing children's strengths and potential through creativity. Kim holds a BFA in Acting and an MA in Drama Therapy, both from NYU. While obtaining her graduate degree, she was a Teaching Fellow in the departments of  Drama Therapy and Educational Theatre. She has taught creative drama, movement, acting, and scene study to children and teens in New York City and on the East End. From 2009-2012, she was the Co-Director of ACT Out East in Riverhead, where she taught acting and directed and produced up to 30 young people in various Broadway-style musicals.  At NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, she studied technique through the Lee Strasberg Institute and NYU's Experimental Theatre Wing.  In addition, she studied dance and movement for over 10 years in NYC. She has performed off-Broadway, and in film and television. After Kim received her MA in Drama Therapy, she became the director of  Goddard Riverside Community Center's outpatient psychiatric rehabilitation program from 1997-2002. She taught Drama Therapy and Developmental Psychology at the New School University and has lectured at conferences and schools across the country. She is the former Chair of the New York Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies, and a published author of several articles and chapters. Her most recent chapter on drama therapy for children with high functioning autism, PDD-NOS and Asperger's can be found in the book The Creative Therapies and Autism (Charles C.Thomas, 2009). Kim maintains a private practice in drama therapy in Westhampton Beach and is also a Certified School Counselor. Kim resides in East Quogue with her husband and three children.

 

Darby Moore, MA, LCAT, RDT-BCT

Darby received her BA in theatre from Vassar College, and her MA in Drama Therapy from NYU, where she subsequently served as an Associate Clinical Professor of Drama Therapy for six years. Darby studied voice, acting and dance in New York, Paris, and Nashville, TN. She co-founded the Poverty Playhouse, one of Nashville’s cutting edge modern theater companies, as well as creating her own improv troupe called the “Out of Orbits” that performed in local clubs and music venues. She was featured on the local TV news as “one of Nashville’s funniest women.” Her first experience in socially purposeful theater was working with the United Way’s Plays for Living program. She taught for the Circle Players Theaterlab for teens, as well as acting for Vanderbilt University’s summer activities program and the American Modeling Agency while still down south. Directing credits included a taped original one act play produced by the local Viacom station, as well as plays in local companies. Upon receiving her degree in drama therapy, Darby spent 25 years working with young people in school and clincial settings in Harlem and the South Bronx as a drama therapist before moving the the North Fork. Darby co-wrote a chapter in Routledge Press’s Creative Approaches to the Therapy Process: "Engaging Boys in Treatment" and has lectured at Manhattanville College, as well as having presented at a variety of conferences. Keeping her commitment to the field led her to spend 8 years on the Board of the National Association for Drama Therapy, the last two as Vice President. She worked with the ArtReach Foundation for two summers in Bosnia with teachers and kids, and in Riverhead with ACT Out East. She also has a private practice in Creative Arts Therapy and works at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Behavioral Health.

Spotlight on: Creative Team

 

Cecilia Dintino, PsyD (acting and voice) has done theatre since she was a young child. She believes in theatre's potential to form community, strengthen self-esteem and foster flexibility of mind, body and emotion. She asserts that the theatre is collaboration and celebration at its best. It is also hard work and takes a lot of focus. She has a BA in Musical Theatre from the University of New Hampshire and has studied theatre and vocal technique in various venues in NYC since 1981. Cecilia also has a Masters Degree in Drama Therapy from New York University, and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. Because of her beliefs about the healing power of theatre, Cecilia co-founded and directs Drama Lab NYC, a theatre of community. Cecilia works in New York City as a clinical psychologist in private practice. She also facilitates drama therapy groups and workshops and supervises many drama therapy practitioners. She is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center and currently works with Columbia University’s Women’s Program. She teaches drama therapy at New York University and is the research director of the As Performance series of therapeutic theatre at NYU. She is a faculty at the Institute for Developmental Transformations, where improvisation is the method of inquiry and self-discovery. She is a frequent speaker at various conferences and hospitals and is currently writing a book. She is always involved in a theatre-making project because it gives her life color, connection and surprise. Cecilia lives in Queens, NY with her husband and son, Bernardo, who loves to participate in theatre as well. 

Douglas Sabo, MA (vocal director) tenor and teaching artist, is an active performer in both opera and art song.  Having just received his Master's degree in vocal performance from Longy School of Music of  Bard College, Doug worked as a teaching assistant in local Boston high schools specializing in classical music outreach.  While he was a teaching assistant, Doug was tasked with staging and choreographong a select group of middle and high school students to perform alongside the Longy Side by Side Orchestra with world famous mezzo-soprano Federica von Stade for the annual Longy gala.  When Doug is not performing he is an advocate of interactive performance programs that expose children to classical music in both school and youth programs.  Doug has also worked at the Ross School where he was an intern in the music and theatre department, after completing his Bachelor's of Music from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.  During his time there he was the assistant director to all of the school's different theatrical productions.  Doug also maintains a private vocal studio on the East End as well as in NYC.