As an educator I teach and design curricula for arts professionals, in higher education, and in community settings. My focus is on contemporary performance practice and how it uses the material of every day life to inform both form and content. Recently classes include Practicing Presence, Introduction to Theatre, Collaborative Theatre and the Creative Process, and an experimental interdisciplinary course entitled Reading a Scene, focusing on awareness and nonverbal communication in theatre and medical practice, all at Emory University in Atlanta. In the UK, I worked as a Guest Director for drama schools, including focusing on Expressionism in Text for Contemporary Theatre at East 15, Devising and Adaptation for CityLit, and Brecht and Devising for the University of Northampton. I have also held various Visiting Artist and Artist-in-Residence positions including at Duke University, the University of Georgia, John Jay College of Criminal Justice at CUNY, and at Georgia College and State University.
I have designed, facilitated and directed community-based arts projects for the past twenty years. Beginning as a studio ceramist teaching handbuilding and wheelthrown pottery to individuals and large groups. In 2003 I began developing theatre based arts programs with a series of Forum Theatre workshops for teenagers in leadership positions with UNESCO in Gabon, West Africa. Upon moving to London later that year, I began delivering Shakespeare in Schools workshops for Southwark Playhouse, covering the cannon with teenagers in inner-city schools.
Since this time my work has continued to be multifaceted, blending visual arts, contemporary performance techniques, and classical approaches to theatre training. Projects range from on one-off workshops, show-specific education programs, core curriculum projects, and programs for groups with special and profound needs. I have worked with large groups (80+) and individual professional audition coaching. I have taught workshops focusing on new writing, dance, puppetry, mask work, and period texts. I have worked internationally with organizations the Unicorn Theatre, Trestle Theatre, Labyrinth Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Bigfoot, Drama Workhouse, Independent Forum Theatre, Horizon Theatre and more.