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Tish Poorman

Program Director

Tish Poorman has worked in the performing arts field for over 30 years. She was the founder of the first children’s theater in Collier County, The SW Florida Children’s Theater from 1988-2002, and also implemented many after-school theater programs throughout the area. After a short break from theater she opened Children For The Arts in 2004. Ms. Poorman also provides private vocal/acting classes for children and adults as well as working with voice over actors. She has worked with artists who have appeared on The Voice and American Idol, and also works in the recording and music video field. 

Phone Number: 239-571-3305

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Zachary Pachol

Production Consultant

Zachary has been with Children For The Arts for over a decade starting as an actor and progressed to directing some years later. His resume has amassed more than 45 performances including Narrator/The Wizard of Oz; Snoopy/It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; Willy Wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Super Soldier/Nabucco; Ensemble/Les Misérables, Stephano/The Tempest; Touchstone/As You Like It; Benedict/Much Ado About Nothing and many more. He has directed over 15 shows for CFTA and is now acting as Production Consultant. 

Phone Number: 239-571-9783

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