As a teaching artist, Lisa strives to activate the artistry present in everyone and to engage students in the collaborative process. Lisa creates and teaches theatre-based workshops with a variety of companies and community organizations.
Spellbound Theatre, Brooklyn, NY 2016-Present
Lead teaching artist and ensemble member for community-based classes for parents and children playing together and for in-school partnerships. Currently in residence with The Brooklyn Children's Museum new art space, SPARK, and Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Preschool.
Brooklyn Acting Lab, Brooklyn, NY 2017-Present
Lead teaching artist for community-based classes specializing in comprehensive acting training programs for youth and adults.
BBEDC Salmon Camp, Dillingham, AK Summer 2018
Created and taught a storytelling workshop with middle school students participating in Salmon Camp, a week long camp for local students to learn about salmon biology and subsistence fishing. The workshop focused on connecting ecology to personal stories.
Lincoln Center Education's Fundamentals of Teaching Artistry Development Lab, New York, NY Summer 2017
Trained with master teaching artists, exploring the process of imaginative learning and practices in arts education and community arts.
Palladium Players at Lee County High School, Leesburg, GA Summer 2017
Designed, created and taught a week long workshop series focused on using Shakespeare and student's personal experiences to create an original, ensemble-based performance piece.
Groundwork for Success, Brooklyn, NY February 2017
Led a theatre-based workshop as part of the Good Shepherd Service's Life Journey series, a college preparation and leadership program in Brooklyn, NY.
The International Civil Right's Center and Museum, Greensboro, NC April 2017
Led "Story Hour" celebrating the rich history of African American heritage, where students engaged in a story using music and art.
American Conservatory Theater Education, San Francisco, CA August 2011 - May 2014
Assisted and trained under master teaching artists in ACT's Smart School Residency Program, where high school students attended mainstage and conservatory productions, learned about theatrical careers and created original work based on personal experiences.
*full Teaching Artist resume available upon request