New Vic Teacher Institute: Summer Intensives are week-long courses that are offered during the summer months as an opportunity for teachers to work in the New 42nd Street Studios as artists and educators to develop and/or build strong strategies for teaching and learning in the performing arts.
As I stood back and felt the energy in the first few moments of the Summer Teacher Institute and watched teachers trickle in, I realized it was very similar to the beginning of any semester in The Graduate Program in Educational Theatre at The City College of New York. There was an enthusiasm in the air that was ready for play, as well as gather knowledge. As a co-facilitator, along with Courtney Boddie, Associate Director of Education for the Education Department at The New Victory Theater, I knew that those who were participating in theater course Process and Performance: Devising Original Theater Work with Students, were going to learn a lot!
|Discussion first! Photo: Alexis Buatti Ramos|
|Working on "Yes and..." Photo: Alexis Buatti Ramos|
Sobha Kavanakudiyil Paredes has been a Teaching Artist with The New Victory Theater for eight seasons, with The Educational Arts Team for nine years, Adjunct Faculty at New York University, Hudson County Community College, and is currently Full Time Faculty with The Graduate Program in Educational Theatre at The City College of New York, CUNY. You can follow Sobha on Twitter @sobhakparedes and at www.sobha.net.