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, is a Theatre teacher at Hauppauge High School in Hauppauge, New York. Ruthie came to teaching as an actress and director. For the past 17 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 "theatre voices" to change their world. 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.