Class ACT Instructors

Emma Deboer

Emma Deboer has been acting onstage since she was three years old, and has been taking Class ACT classes since the fifth grade. She is currently a student at Whatcom Community College and plans to get her bachelors degree in secondary education to be a drama teacher. She also has experience in voice acting and musical theater! She loves to teach young minds about the wonders of performing arts and getting to work with the generation of the future.

Jennifer Campbell

Jennifer Campbell is thrilled to return to ACT this summer working with Class ACT! She was the Vocal Director for ACT’s recent production of Little Women and has been Vocal/Music Director for numerous shows in Skagit Valley and beyond. Jennifer runs a private voice and piano studio, teaches voice at Skagit Valley College and Edmonds College, and sings principal roles and in the chorus at Seattle Opera. One of her greatest passions is working with youth to help guide them as they discover and develop their skills in music and theatre.

Scott Geer

Scott Geer began taking classes with Class ACT in third grade, which began his love for acting that he will carry for the rest of his life. In fifth grade, he and his friends began performing in ACT's mainstage plays, utilizing the skills they had been developing under the instruction of the Class ACT teachers. Throughout all of his schooling, his love of theater brought him some of his closest friends and memories that he will cherish forever. He's now excited to give back to a new generation of actors, teaching them skills that will help them both on and off stage.

Lucy Price

Theater is Lucy’s whole world. She began acting in community and school plays and musicals when she was 8 years old and has not looked back since. Taking Classes through ACT has made such a positive impact on her passion and success in theater. With her favorite roles including Ralphie in A Christmas Story, Gabriella Montez in High School Musical, Regina George in Mean Girls, and Jo March in Little Women, Lucy is thrilled to take on the new role of mentor for younger actors. She plans to attend Central Washington University in the Fall to study Musical Theater and to continue to teach the arts during Summers.

Rebecca Pursley

Rebecca Pursley is an early childhood specialist who believes every child deserves the spotlight. She has taught all K-2 acting classes for CLASS ACT since 2015 and directed K-2 students in numerous all-school ACT productions at Island View, Mount Erie, and Fidalgo Elementary schools in Anacortes. Rebecca’s theater classes help children explore their imaginations, develop confidence, and practice teamwork with other actors. They master fundamental theater skills and vocabulary as they become immersed in rehearsals and the performance of a scripted play. Rebecca is a member of the ACT Education Committee. She is a retired elementary school teacher and currently substitutes in the Anacortes School District. In her spare time she assists ACT with costumes and props for its main stage productions.

Kari Wishingrad

Kari’s performing background began at an early age while growing up in NYC. Musical and dramatic theater, dance and performance art round out her years of experience. During her college sophomore year abroad she performed with an English language theater group in Besançon, France. Kari continued performing in theater when she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area landing a role in “Tokens: A Play on the Plague”. Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, written by David Schein, and directed by Robert Ernst. “Tokens” ran for 32 extended performances at Theatre Artaud and won eleven Bay Area theater awards. In 2002 Kari turned her focus to film, voice over, industrials, television, print and commercials. She has acted in dozens of features and short independent films, many of which have been in the festival circuit and may be seen via Netflix and Amazon. She has been seen Nationally and regionally in commercials. Kari has contributed to animation, training videos and numerous industrials with her voice. Throughout the years, she has studied improvisation with Sue Walden & Co., Lance Brady, Bay Area Theatre Sports (BATS) and since 2018 has been a member of Life Plays Improv group. She is excited to share her talents with ACT theater and the Anacortes community.