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Performing With Empathy

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Performing with Empathy

Event Details

The Center presents Performing With Empathy. This eight week in-person program starts on April 1, 2022.

"Performing with Empathy" utilizes elements of acting, singing, and dancing, while engaging the psychological system of The Enneagram as the main focal point to this exciting and educational class.

Students are given a hands-on approach to learning about themselves and the current world around them by developing skills in Acting for the Stage and Camera as well as Musical Theatre. No performance skills are required, but rather, a strong desire to gain empathy toward others by delving into the fascinating dynamic of characterization.

This a fun and exciting course that helps us with our communication and coping skills while also exploring our inner performer!


  • Fridays | 1:00 am to 4:00 pm  | Offered on April and May 2022 | Classes start Apr 1, 2022
  • Facilitated by Dr. Johnny Warriner (Read Bio below...)
  • Cost: $185 The Center Members | $220 Non-Members | 8-weeks
  • This program is offered at The Center | Community Room Four
  • Registration is required to attend | Limited Capacity

Dr. Johnny Warriner

Happily settled in the desert for 6 years running, Dr. Johnny brings a renaissance-like array of professional and personal experiences to The Center!

A Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University and the first graduate of SDSU’s Musical Theatre MFA program, Johnny has been a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors’ Equity Association, and The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society for over 30 years.  Over 40 years of teaching and professorial experience, including SDSU and Southwestern College, and Acting Chair of Musical Theatre at Santa Clara University.  Major directing credits include Floyd Collins in Dallas, and La Nona in San Jose. Professional acting credits include Macbeth at La Jolla Playhouse, Gypsy and It’s a Wonderful Life at the Welk Resort, and as Tommy, a Bad Boy Biker for Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee.

In addition to future opportunities in performing, directing, and choreography, Johnny looks forward to delving into his vast teaching skills, including work as a Restorative Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor.




(Friday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Center

1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr. 92262


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