Theatre for the Very Young

I created two performances for children 4 to 18 months and their caregivers -- Lullabox: Open a World of Music (2019) and Sail Away (2020).

This project built upon an Undergraduate Research Grant project during which I interviewed Theatre for the Very Young practitioners from across the country. The performances were developed through a Student Organized Seminar that I taught at Northwestern University. During the creative process, we observed classrooms at the YMCA Children's Center and led Baby Creativity Labs at the Evanston Public Library.

Seesaw Theatre

Seesaw is a nationally recognized student organization that creates interactive, multi-sensory theatrical experiences for autistic and disabled young people. During my time on the board, I served as Education Director, Head Adventure Guide, and Artistic Director. 

I directed Seesaw's first show in residence, Snow Day! And helped lead the creative process for our mainstage production, Wanderland.

Additionally, I led two sessions with Seesaw at the American Alliance for Theatre and Education conferences in 2018 and 2019 on the topics of sensory dramaturgy and devising multi-sensory productions.

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PLAYground Festival

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I served as Literary Manager and Coordinator for Purple Crayon Players' 11th Annual PLAYground Festival of Fresh Works -- an event where professional playwrights develop new plays for young audiences with Northwestern students.

The Festival:

The Rocking Boy by Spicer Carr

Merritt Anne and the Mighty Oak by Laura King

Hollow Bones by Brad McKnight Wilson

 

Panel Discussion with Laura Schellhardt, Tom Arvetis, and Gloria Bond Clunie

Productions

Me...Jane:
The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

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When She Had Wings

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