CREATING THE WORK: A TEACHER ROUND TABLE
This facilitated session will provide a forum for participants to share best practices about creating socially relevant works with their theatre and dance students. We will explore how to begin and implement an inclusive, collaborative creative process and discuss various ways to share the work with local communities.
Ruthie Pincus, Executive Director of Stage the Change, The Arts as a Social Voice, is an award winning high school Theatre teacher at Hauppauge High School on Long Island, New York. Ruthie came to teaching as a professional actress and director. She holds degrees from Michigan State University and Stony Brook University. For the past 21 years she has been teaching theatre and enabling her students to create original theatre pieces based on issues such as human rights, celebrating diversity, equality and kindness. By creating Stage the Change, Ruthie has taken her cause beyond the walls of her own high school, with her mission of enabling other schools to teach their students to use their "arts voices" to change their world. Ms. Pincus has most recently been published in EDTA’s Teaching Theatre and Stage the Change has been featured in various teaching journals including Harvard Usable Knowledge. As she continues to teach and empower other students and teachers, her goal is to help to create global citizens among our students and allow them and the communities that support them, to understand the power of theatre and all of the arts in our educational systems and beyond.