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Will Guilford
Will Guilford: (Artistic Director) has been directing musicals for San Lorenzo Valley Middle and San Lorenzo Valley High Schools for the past 20 years. This marks Will's 14th year of collaborating with Dustin Leonard's Youth Productions. Presently, Will teaches 7th Grade Drama Appreciation, 8th Grade Drama Production, and World History classes at SLV Middle School. Moreover, Will heads up the new Performing Arts Academy at SLV Middle School. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science from U.C. Davis in 1985, received his Teaching Credential from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1988, and earned a Masters in Radio, Television, Film, and Theatre from San Jose State University in 2001 and his second Masters in Educational leadership & Administration in 2008. His thesis, "Adolescent Self-Esteem: The Role Theatre Plays," focused on the importance of the art of drama in bolstering self-confidence and self-esteem in our youth. Will has also completed extensive research on why it is imperative for schools to provide students with an array of extracurricular activity options. His musical credits, over 50 directed and produced, include Little Shop of Horrors, Wizard of Oz, Dracula: The Musical, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Damn Yankees,The Pajama Game, Annie, Grease, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Bye Bye Birdie, Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, Oliver, Cinderella, Honk!, The Music Man, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, and Peter Pan.


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