Workshops & Events

CONNECT IN PHILADELPHIA

International Teaching Artist Conference. Photo credit: Beth Feldman Brandt

This spring I’m thrilled to be facilitating a second session of Trauma-Informed Practice for Arts Education Administrators with the Bartol Foundation, followed by the seventh session of Trauma-Informed Practice for Teaching Artists. To learn more you can:

CONNECT AT UPCOMING APPEARANCES

February 12th, Speaking Engagement with PMAY and the Philadelphia School District

While the need for social distancing means that I likely won’t be attending any conferences or hosting on site programs anytime soon, I was invited to speak virtually with educators from the Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth and the School District of Philadelphia on February 12th. To learn more about my session, Connecting Brains, Needs, and Social Dynamics through a Trauma-Informed Lens, visit PMAY’s website.

March 27th, Workshop for Educators: Exploring Internal Landscape – Centering Student Choice Through Playwriting

Join me and my Co-Founder of Whole HeART Teaching, Brittany Brewer for a fun, hands-on workshop that demonstrates how playwriting can provide accessible entrance into personal exploration, and how trauma-informed pedagogies can scaffold opportunities to process experiences in healthy, productive ways. Facilitated over Zoom, you can join us from anywhere on the globe! To learn more and to sign up, visit here.

AVAILABILITY FOR WORKSHOPS

CUSTOMIZED RESIDENCIES

I am available to teach on-site or online residencies in the Greater Philadelphia Area for 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 Dramaturgy
  • 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. 

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