MTEA THRIVE Conference is a theatre educator empowerment conference with experiential workshops that are designed to give theatre educators the opportunity to explore their craft.
Attendees will experience the joy of reconnecting with their craft as theatremakers, tools and tips to apply to their own classes, and a unique opportunity to connect and network with theatre educators and organizations from across the state of Maryland.
He was Artistic Director of New Repertory Theatre and previously the Artistic Director for Adventure Theatre-MTC. He earned the Excel Leadership Award (Center for Nonprofit Advancement) the Emerging Leader Award (County Executive’s Excellence in the Arts and Humanities), & Person of the Year Award (MD Theatre Guide)
He was the executive producer of the world premiere of Andrew Lippa's newest concept opera, I Am Anne Hutchinson / I Am Harvey Milk. Producing credits include The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice for Maryland Public Television (PBS) which won an Emmy® award, Songs for a New World with Jason Robert Brown.
Her work has been published in the Journal of Dance Education and Palgrave Handbook of Race and the Arts in Education. She is an assistant professor of dance at University of Maryland, College Park, where she teaches anti-racist pedagogy for dance and theatre, somatics, and movement analysis.
She is a West Coast transplant and theatre artist currently serving as Director of Arts Engagement and Education at GALA Hispanic Theatre. She has been a teaching artist for La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, and Yale Dramatic Association. She won the 2018 Craig Noel Award for Actor of the Year in San Diego.
She is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism, and education. She is Executive and Artistic Director for Rehearsal for Life, a social justice theatre for youth whose mission is to strengthen young people’s social and emotional skills for every stage of life.
He is an administrator, faculty member, coordinator of doctoral studies, and student-teaching supervisor at the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University. He has conducted drama workshops in and around New York City, Los Angeles, London, and Shanghai.
He has taught as a Master Teaching Artist at Roundabout Theatre Company, Disney Theatrical Productions and over 75 colleges, universities and high schools across North America. CalArts BFA Acting Alumnus.