Posted Sunday April 22 2018 at 10:05 pm in Education
Hi! I am a teaching artist with a flair for the dramatic. Each lesson encourages improvisation and teaches skills for bringing original characters to life on stage, and storytelling. Theater education helps people gain confidence and freedom of expression in their communication and creative abilities to share their story. And I believe everyone has a story.
As a child, my dad tried desperately to get me to love going fishing with him, but what I loved best were his "Big Fish" stories. Family dinners were like private performances, watching him spin family legends out of everyday happenings. I practiced his flair, regaling my friends on the playground with stories of simple adventures about getting ready for school or making cookies. The topic wasn't important; it was about the action of sharing and entertaining. Fast forward a few years, and I was singing in choirs and starring in school plays (annoyingly memorizing everyone's lines and cueing them onstage when they got stuck). The "acting bug" bit me early, and it may be one of the reasons I'm so passionate about designing and directing creative theater programs for children and teens.
After getting my degree in Theatre from Florida Gulf Coast University, I worked in professional theaters, voiceover acting, and radio journalism. For 10 years, I told the stories of the companies and nonprofits where I worked, building a career in public relations and marketing by day and creating larger than life comedic and dramatic characters on stage by night.Read More →