"The activities he had planned and the energy he brought were really awesome. Teens enjoyed themselves and went outside their comfort zone which is cool to see." -HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER
"He really knows how to draw out those creative juices!" -SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
Performing Arts Coordinator, Edgerley Family South Boston Boys and Girls' Club (January 2020-present)
Creating curriculum for drama, dance, puppetry, and film programming for groups of students ages 6-15.
Overseeing growth of program from weekly classes to regular offerings in tap dance, movie-making, choreography, and puppet-making.
Collaborating with music educators to include students’ original compositions in 11 projects for a self-produced “South Boston Boys & Girls Club Summer Film Festival”.
Reconfiguring programming to accommodate virtual engagement, hybrid model learning, and socially-distance-compliant projects with clear, quality products
Drama Teacher, Bridgewater State University’s Arts for Youth (2013-2019)
Summer Session (2013- present) teaching puppetry, musical theatre, and drama classes to children ages 6-12, designing and implementing individualized curricula for each class for two separate three week sessions. Additionally offering varied daily workshops in topics including mask, shadow puppetry, clowning, soft shoe, improvisation, and expression of poetry. Working collaboratively with high school students as classroom assistants.
Spring Session (2015, 2017-2019) teaching musical theatre to 25-30 children ages 6-13, weekly sessions focus on skills required to culminate in 30 minute musical theatre productions.
Edgar B. Davis Middle School After School Program (2015, 2016) teaching musical theatre, drama, and basic movement to 20- 25 children ages 9-13, weekly classes focused on introductory performance skills and culminated in a performance.
Oscar F. Raymond Middle School (2019) assisting in drama residency with 6 fifth grade classes, coordinating theatre activities with The Hundred Dresses, a book from the fifth grade curriculum.
teaching clowning workshop to groups of 12-15 high school students from 9 different local high school drama programs.
assisting Professor Lisa Troy in implementing workshops introducing high school theatre students to the fundamentals of choral speaking and stylized choral movement utilizing contemporary poetry and early modern texts.
Performing Arts Teacher, Umbrella Community Arts Center (Feb 2019)
teaching fundamentals of drama, music, and dance to groups of 8-15 children ages 4-12
leading exercises and activities to keep rotating groups of students entertained and engaged
preparing simple original skits based on folktales and a simple folk song and dance ranging in difficulty based on age group
Student Director Coordinator, Artists from Suburbia (2015- 2018)
pairing 4-6 local college and high school students with professional directors on seasons of theatrical productions, ensuring the successful interaction between student and mentor
Guest speaker on Emerson College's Primer for Artist as Activist panel (2017)
Guest artist directing works for MIT, Clark University, and Massasoit Community College
Guest artist designing works for NYU and New England Conservatory
Arts for Youth, Summer Session A Wrinkle in Time; based on the adaptation by Tracy Young Ella Enchanted; original adaptation Babe, the Sheep Pig; adapted by David Wood The BFG; adapted by David Wood Selections from Peter Pan Selections from Mary Poppins Selections from Finian's Rainbow Selections from Pete's Dragon
Arts for Youth, Spring Session Magic to Do: A New Broadway Revue Born to Entertain! A Broadway Revue Disney's The Jungle Book Kids Selections from Oliver!
Arts for Youth, Davis Afterschool Program Selections from Annie