Connect: Workshops & Events

CONNECT WITH ME IN PHILADELPHIA:

ITAC4 Conference

Strategies for Trauma-Aware Lesson Planning. International Teaching Artist Conference, September 2018. (Photo credit: Beth Feldman Brandt)

This spring, I’m excited to once again facilitate The Business of Being an Artist at Philadelphia Young Playwrights. Held weekly from January 23rd – February 20th, this class is for students in 9th – 12th grade who are interested in becoming a professional artist, touching on topics like writing artist statements, networking, resumes, cover letters, interviews, colleges, job hunting, and more. Registration ends January 16th, so apply now!

I’m also once again collaborating with the Bartol Foundation to facilitate a 20-hour training centered around trauma-informed practices for teaching artists. To learn more about trauma-informed teaching artistry, check out this interview that I did for Bartol’s blog. Registration for the spring program is closed, but check back over the summer for the application link for Fall 2019. 

CONNECT WITH ME AT UPCOMING CONFERENCES:

On April 2-3rd, I will be attending and presenting at the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) Trauma + the Arts Conference. My session, I See, Hear, and Respect You: Teaching Artists Transform the Relationship Paradigm, will explore how the unique role teaching artists have with students can be leveraged to foster growth in relationships, social-emotional skill building, and more.

AVAILABILITY FOR WORKSHOPS:

CUSTOMIZED RESIDENCIES

I am available to teach on-site residencies in the Greater Philadelphia Area at schools, arts organizations, community centers, or businesses. Workshops are offered once a week for up to a total of 12 weeks. Depending on the goals and needs of my clients, I can provide a tailored curriculum for up to 25 participants on any of the following core content areas:

  • Theatre – Acting, Directing, Playwriting, or Viewpoints.
  • Creative Writing – Playwriting, Fiction, Poetry, Writing for “Non-Writers”
  • Creative Nonfiction – Memoir
  • Corporate Development – Clear Communication, Collaborative Problem-Solving, Leadership Skills, Creating a Company Narrative

All course materials are provided, and instruction is tailored to the particular needs of the participants enrolled. To inquire about my artist fee and availability, please contact me.

IMG_0064(ONLINE) WRITING FOR NON-WRITERS: CULTIVATE YOUR CREATIVE VOICE!

Everyone has a creative voice. For “non-writers” high school and above, I offer an 8-week private course packed with fun, easy activities to help you spark your creative juices and explore six different genres of writing. In weeks 7 and 8, I guide you through a simple two-step revision process so that you have a polished piece of writing under your belt by the end of the course. Participate in a 90-minute virtual class once a week (date/time set based on our respective schedules), and receive additional feedback on your writing during the week as completed. All course materials are provided, and instruction is tailored to individual’s development as a writer. Cost: $275 – less than $35 a class! To inquire, please contact me for details.

(ONLINE) PRIVATE PLAYWRITING COURSE

For writers high school and above, I currently offer a 10-week private course which takes you through the playwriting process from start to finish. The course begins with playwriting fundamentals and idea-generating activities, and ends with a completed one-act play. You’ll participate in a 90-minute virtual class once a week (date and time set based on our respective schedules), and receive additional feedback on your writing assignments during the week as completed. All course materials are provided, and instruction is tailored to your individual development and goals as a writer. Cost:  $345 – less than $35 a class! To inquire, please contact me for details.th 

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