Semester Ahead: Meaningful and Full of Inspiration by Sobha Kavanakudiyil
After kicking of the semester with the Ed Theatre Mini Conference (thank you to Ed Theatre Club Officers Laurie Berich, Rob Dunn, Kat Delapp and Jessica Rosa, along with Faculty Jennifer Katona) where we were inspired by Michael Wiggins from Urban Arts Partnerships and Jessica Prudencio from Ping Chog & Company and the great Theatre Practitioner Jonathan Neelands who facilitated an amazing Master Class-Workshop, “Exploring Hamlet Using Dramatic Strategies.” It was not only wonderful to see the use of so many techniques we have all enjoyed reading about in many of his books, particularly “Structuring Drama Work,” his artistic choices during the process and his discussion on reflection, but also a wonderful way to start the semester to hear his discussion on the importance of ensemble. Of the many influences he inspired us with was this quote, “Social learning is never silent.”
The Graduate Program in Educational Theatre looks forward to the following:
On January 31, we will welcome Cecily O’Neill, international authority on process drama and a major influence in the field of arts in education.
Family Arts Saturdays! Registration is open for the Family Arts Saturday Program. This is an opportunity for families with children ages 2-5 years of age (and their siblings) to experience theatre games, puppetry, masks, storytelling, music and movement! Graduate candidates registered in EDCE 4400C Integrating Theatre and Related Arts – will be facilitating activities along with Faculty Sobha Kavanakudiyil.
The Graduate Program in Educational Theatre is proud to announce The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable’s Face to Face Conference will be held this year at The City College of New York on March 27th and March 28th. We look forward to welcoming them uptown!
Mark your calendars now for Family Arts Day on Saturday April 27th from 10-1pm at Aaron Davis Hall. More info to come!
As I get ready for the upcoming semester, I have been thinking about why we do what we do? And I was inspired by this quote from Daniel Pink’s book Drive, “The Secret to performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home – is deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.”
My wish for our semester is to have a meaningful one that is full of inspiration!