January has been a rolicking month working with young actors around the country: after NJ Thespians, I dove into leading workshops (monologue intensives, acting for singers, cold reading and hidden impulses, a writing workshop) with PA Thespians, MO Thespians and TN Thespians. The students' openheartedness was striking -- reaffirming that collaboration, not competition, is the key to artistic growth.
Wrapping up the month teaching On-Camera Acting in a three-day residency at Bucknell University.
The newly formed Teaching Artist Alliance has gathered a group of teaching artists with a variety of offerings and years of experience. Delighted to join them.
Leading a "Mining the Hidden Impulses" writing workshop at the EdTA National Conference in NYC in September -- the group's brainstorming was fantastic, forging ever-new ways to fit the workshop to the various needs of a classroom. Ideas were bouncing off the walls!
Offering a workshop at the Educational Theatre Association's 2019 National Conference in NYC in September -- "Mining the Hidden Impulses" -- a writing workshop for educators. Honored (and tickled) to be heading their poster this year!
Returning to Nebraska for the 10th year to work with a new wave of high school theater lovers from all over the country. "Acting for the Camera" workshop.
In July, led monologue intensive sessions at the Eugene O'Neill Center in CT. Every time I hear the fog horn on the water there, I feel O'Neill's ghosts.
Dallas area artists in two workshops at the Bath House Cultural Center were a group of rich personalities. A delight to explore with.
Took my "Acting on Camera" and "Making Your Monologue HOT!" workshops to DeSoto High School in Texas. That group is RED HOT!
Just got back from leading workshops in Tampa, at the Florida Thespians Festival -- nearly 10,000 fiercely talented (and just plain fierce!) high schoolers. What a joy they were.