Teaching  

I am passionate about creating spaces for young people to express themselves authentically. There’s something amazing about watching a person discover something new about themself or the world around them. I’m dawn to intergeneration work that brings the wisdom from each generation to the forefront to solve complex issues and gives communities the tools to create social change. 

It has been my privilege to teach with education programs including Goodman Theatre’s Playbuild Youth Intensive, About Face Youth Theatre, and  The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health. 

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Selected experience 

About Face Youth Theatre (Chicago IL,)                                                                                            October 2021- Present

Lead teaching artist   

  • Facilitating workshops teaching young people ages 13-24 theatre skills including acting, playwriting, and audio drama. 

  • Conducted administrative tasks such as transcribing devised scripts for the final performance.

  • Collaborating with students, teaching artists, and production staff to devise a play.


 

The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (Chicago IL,)                                                                  August 2018-June 2020

Youth Facilitator  

  • Researched, developed, and facilitated over 20 workshops surrounding LGBT+ inclusive sexual health, reproductive justice, and social justice for elementary and high school students

  • Prepared  workshop materials such as definition sheets, course evaluations, and opt-out spaces

  • Hosted an event for 50 people that supported intergenerational generational conversations about Reproductive Justice and youth rights. 

 

For Youth Inquiry Actor 

  • Toured plays to elementary and high schools that showed how to interrupt sexual violence and explore gender identity 

  • Facilitated character-based sexual education workshops 

 

Goodman Theatre (Chicago IL,)                                                                                                       June 2019- August 2019

Teaching Assistant

  • Conducted administrative tasks such as transcribing devised scripts for the final performance, maintaining daily rehearsal reports and scheduling room availability 

  • Co-taught: devising, and movement workshops for  80 students ages 14-18

  • Was lead facilitator for playwriting, building a character, and the anatomy of a script workshops