University of Washington

I'm currently teaching undergraduate courses in the University of Washington School of Drama on a graduate appointment fused to my doctoral study in Theatre History and Theory. During this time, I've had the opportunity to instruct and design several courses including:

Drama 201: Plays and Styles

Instructor of Record - Fall 2019

Introduces theatre practitioners to the principles of play construction, to the process of reading and conceiving plays for production, and to the basic vocabulary of artistic styles through which plays are produced.

Drama 101: Introduction to Theatre

Lead Teaching Assistant - Winter 2020, Spring 2020

Teaching Assistant - Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019

Teaches theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production; explores the role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. 

Drama 103: Theatre Appreciation 

Teaching Assistant - Summer 2020

Covers the art of live theatrical performance through discussion of how theatre is assembled, who the artists are, what they do, how theatre differs from other media, and how the various genres and styles of performance function, to create a deeper understanding of live performance.

Seattle Children's Theatre

I've been overjoyed to continue teaching in K-12 educational programs while in Seattle, primarily with the wonderful folks over at Seattle Children's Theatre.

In addition to developing curriculum, assisting in teaching artist training programs, and mentoring university-level interns, I have taught the following with SCT:

  • Creative Drama
  • Acting
  • Acting for Shakespeare
  • Acting for Musical Theatre
  • Physical Comdy
  • Movement for the Actor

In the future, SCT and I are hoping to partner for programs on performance art, social activist theatre, and to bring play creation into juvenile detention centers in the greater Seattle area. 

Teaching Artistry and Curriculum Development

Teaching acting, movement, theatre history, and play creation to students of all ages is one of the most important and rewarding parts of my life. In the past few years, I have been able to teach with:

  • Round House Theatre
  • Everyman Theatre
  • Imagination Stage
  • Young Playwrights Theatre
  • Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School
  • DC International School
  • Ballou STAY Opportunity Academy 
  • Maryland Public Schools (SMCPS, MCPS, CCPS)

My curriculum strategies and instructional design has been utilized by Round House Theatre (where I served as the Program Administrator for Youth Summer Programming and as a Lead Teaching Artist), Seattle Children's Theatre, Education Closet, and Maryland Public Schools. 

In additional to teaching in the arts, I am passionate about supporting literacy programs and impacting student reading achievement. I have been able to partner with organizations like Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, KIPP Public Charter Schools, the British International School of Washington, D.C., and DC Public Schools to support reading proficiency development for students from ages 5-18. 

Teaching at Great High School (St. Mary's County, Maryland) has been one of the most special parts of my career thus far. During that time, I was able to work with students to found: 

Lighthouse Productions

The theatre arts program at GMHS encompassing four levels of theatre studies and acting classes, as well as and an extracurricular performance company.

The Bell Tower Theatre

An organization partnering with St. Mary's College of Maryland to reach out to local high school students and college students to bring classical works to life through collaborative creation and movement-based storytelling.

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