Educational Projects

Below are links to projects on which I’ve served as an educator, mentor and/or director.

 

A Woman’s Right to Choose?

This Legislative Theatre play was devised by graduate students I mentored for an Advanced Theatre of the Oppressed course taught by Professor Alexander Santiago-Jirau in the Department of Educational Theatre at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

Developed through a process that begins with personal narrative, the students created a story about a  single woman seeking access to fertility treatments despite her modest means. The performance employs many tools from the TO arsenal such as Dynamized Image, Image-, and Newspaper Theatre.

Shubhra Prakash of Hypokrit Theatre Company, stepped in for one of the piece’s original creators in the role of Valerie, the often belittled, and yet determined protagonist of “A Woman’s Right to Choose?”

 

Agoziri Jogar
My colleague Heleya de Barros and I were awarded a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Curricula Grant to implement a program at the City-as-School in Greenwich Village. We created this website as a guide to the curriculum we facilitated, and track and record our activities.

 

The Yoga Teacher

This video was produced, written and directed by students as part of a mockumentary unit in their Filmmaking class at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in New York City during my time as a long-term maternity leave replacement for Rebecca Cavalier, their arts teacher.

 

The Battle of Bangladesh.

This video was created using archival video and images by a trio of students at a Queens high school where I taught video to English Language Learners (or ELLs) as part of the Urban Arts Partnership‘s Story Studio program.

 

Let’s Talk About Sex: Digital Waves Festival 3.0

I served as a Mentor on this POS video piece created for the Digital Waves Festival 3.0, a youth media event put on by WNYC’s Radio Rookies, The Red Hook Initiative,  Reel Works, and the St. Joseph’s College Department of Journalism and New Media.

 

My Name Is Rachel Corrie

A classmate and I directed three members of the New York University Steinhardt Department of Educational Theatre Youth Ensemble through the dramaturgy and staging of selected scenes from the play My Name Is Rachel Corrie. The project was assigned coursework in Acting: Pedagogy and Principle, a class taught by Dr. Amy Cordileone. I wrote about the process in Inquiry, Reflection, Action! an article published in Revue, the official blog of the NYU Steinhardt Department of Educational Theatre.