Connect: Workshops & Events

CONNECT WITH ME IN PHILADELPHIA:

This summer I’m conducting college readiness workshops for fifty Bloomberg interns in collaboration with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Alongside my Executive Director Lisa Nelson-Haynes at Philadelphia Young Playwrights, I’ve created a really neat curriculum to help students create a personal statement that they can use as a compass for goal setting, a method of identifying their skills sets, and more! It has been a blast and an honor to work with these fantastic young people.

I’m also collaborating with the Bartol Foundation on a handbook and five workshop series centered around trauma-informed facilitation practices for teaching artists. To learn more about trauma-informed teaching artistry, check out this interview that I did for Bartol’s blog. The pilot program will begin on September 29th for a limited group of twelve teaching artists – to learn more or apply, visit here.

CONNECT WITH ME AT UPCOMING CONFERENCES:

From August 6th – 8th, I will be attending the VSA Intersections Arts and Special Education conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

From September 13th – 15th, I will be attending and presenting at the 4th International Teaching Artist Conference in New York City.  I’m presenting a session on Strategies for Trauma-Aware Lesson Planning on Saturday, and so excited to connect and learn from teaching artists all over the world.

AVAILABILITY FOR WORKSHOPS:

CUSTOMIZED RESIDENCIES

IMG_0064I 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.

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

Everyone has a creative voice, and I’d love to help you find yours! For “non-writers” high school and above, I currently offer an 8-week private course packed with fun and easy activities to help you spark your creative juices and explore six different genres of writing. In weeks 7 and 8, I’ll 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. 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 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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