Building educational theatre programming has been the heart of my career.
At Averill Park High School I created a complete NYSED approved theatre arts curriculum. Click the button below for details on that program.
I've directed over forty shows in elementary, middle, and high schools. Click the button to see a gallery of images and posters from those shows.
The creativity and problem solving of technical theatre has been a passion since my own high school days. Click the button below to see a selection of work.
One of the best projects I have designed is Imagination Generation, an activity that takes high school acting or production students into elementary schools to both teach writing in support of elementary ELA standards and to create a theatrical production based on it. High school students become teachers, mentors, and actors while elementary students become writers, audience, and critics. Below is an in-depth discussion of the genesis and implementation of the project.
Though my primary work is with high schools students, I relish the opportunity to take theatre to elementary and middle school students, especially when older students can both mentor and perform. Below, please find links to short articles about some projects. Be sure to check out the youtube link for the theme song of The Seven Healthy Habits character education show!