The Creative Outlet - "Plug into the Arts"

The Creative Outlet is a joint endeavor by three of Orange County's hardest working artists: Lisa Cohen, Bear Sanchez, and Naathan Phan, who discovered they all shared the same need of a place to work, play, and express themselves.

LISA KAREN COHEN has been performing and teaching children for 34 of her 50 years. Enchanting children and igniting their imaginations by inviting them to go with her to places of pretend and possibilities has been her life's work. She has a BA in Theatre and Dance from University of Colorado Boulder, she performed with The Denver Center Theatre Company and studied acting at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. She loves teaching young actors to use their skills to entertain kids. She has her own kids TV show called :The StoryLady's Magic Book which airs on Time Warner Cable weekly. Recently she has performed at The Alive Theatre in Long Beach, and The San Juan Capistrano Shakespeare Festival. She studied and completed her coursework for her Masters in Educational Administration at CSUF, has taught at The Pacific Conservatory, Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center and many school districts and pre-schools.

NAATHAN PHAN is one of Southern California's busiest and most versatile entertainers. He is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts, Inc (aka The Magic Castle in Hollywood), an alumnus of the prestigious Orange County (High) School of the Arts (alumni include Broadway's Susan Egan, Nickelodeon's Drake Bell, and Glee's Matthew Morrison) and its Creative Writing conservatory, and a proud Eagle Scout. As an actor, he has appeared on Film & TV programs like Reno 911!, Tosh.0, and Superbad, in addition to regional and community theater credits. He regularly performs at the Riverside location of Gourmet Detective, SoCal's best interactive murder mystery dinner theatre. As a magician, his talents have been featured on America's Got Talent (Season 8), Tengo Talento Mucho Talento, Syfy's Wizard Wars, and soon: CW's Masters of Illusion and PopTV's Don't Blink! He also performs stand up comedy across the OC and LA area, which often features his incredible knack for impressions. He also has an amazing ear for mimicry and a love of teaching, making him one of the OC's best accent/dialect coaches, specializing in region-specific UK dialects. While he loves performing in any capacity, his primary passion is magic, which he performs at The Magic Castle and private/corporate events on a nearly chaotic basis.

924 N. Batavia
Orange, CA 92867

Whenever. Because the muse waits for no one.