Theaters and Organizations
I believe in the power of arts education to build community, enhance innovation, inspire empathy, support resilience, heal trauma, and so much more. It has been my privilege and pleasure to work with theaters, educational organizations, and summer camps across the United States, building bridges through laughter, poetry, imagination and art.
Theaters and Arts Education Organizations
In my capacity as a teaching artist, I have created and implemented curriculum with a variety of theaters and companies, including The New Victory Theater, Tectonic Theater Project, TADA! Youth Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Theatre Group, the 5th Avenue Theatre, and the Village Theater, as well as arts education organizations like ArtsCorps, LeAp NYC, and more. Conducting classes and workshops both at theaters and in schools, I have worked with students of a range of ages, languages, and needs through the magic of theater, music, dance, clowning, physical comedy, circus, puppetry, playwriting, and imaginative play.
At The Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy
As the founding director of At The Well’s Theater Atelier, I facilitated and directed the devising processes for two original theater pieces—”One Voice: Young Women Leaders Stand Against Violence,” and “Women of Action: The Montgomery Bus Boycott”—created by groups of eleven to thirty-two high school-aged women of color, each over an eight-day period.
Academic Institutions and Summer Camps
Teaching intensive theater and clowning courses at boarding schools and summer camps has afforded me and my students the opportunity to take a quick, deep dive into collaborative theater making and exploration. These have been some of my most rewarding teaching experiences.