As a theatre artist, I find teaching to be the most challenging arena in which to share, exercise, and grow my skills. Teaching theatre demands that, in some way, you structure an ephemeral form. Doing this without losing or quashing that which is intuitive or non-linear in the work demands great attention, care, and flexibility.
In order to strike a balance between structure and flexibility, I try to, as a teacher, function similarly to how I work as a collaborator. I share my ideas and the information I have at my disposal, listen to how others take that in and respond to it, and move forward (or in whichever direction is necessary) with the new collection of ideas, information, and responses in play.
When it comes to education, sharing knowledge and information is only part of the puzzle. Creating a space in which students can explore, question, and form a personal connection of some kind to the topic, skill, or element in question is the next part.
I see education as a collaborative and evolutionary process in which, ideally, students and instructors alike allow both material and methodology to change something—to lead them to a place, mindset, or belief that is slightly different than where they began.
I have taught in many different contexts, from summer camps to colleges, and have worked with students between five and 65 years of age (although not usually at the same time). Information on the major teaching topics I cover can be found in the drop-down menu. If you have any questions about these offerings, or if you’d like to book a workshop or class, please use the Contact Me link here or on the right-hand sidebar.