I am a native Chicagoan with many years' experience as a teacher of English, written and oral communications, and theater arts at all age, educational, and skill levels. I have successfully taught university-level art appreciation, remedial writing and composition, speech, acting, directing, introduction to theater, voice, movement, improvisation, and other theater, speech, and communication classes; and in the course of my career, I have taught and directed preschoolers, elementary and high schoolers, and amateur and professional adults in theater projects.
I have an M.A. in Theater from the University of Kansas (K.U., 1996) with emphasis in directing and acting. My B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude) was also from K.U. (1967), with a double major in Theater and Psychology.
Since 2008, I have worked at Chicago's non-profit Still Point Theatre Collective, as a facilitator of drama workshops for women in area prisons and jails, and for adults with developmental disabilities. Before returning to Chicago in 2006, I taught theater classes and directed main-stage productions at the University of Kansas in Lawrence; and at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.
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