Directing FSM reading for Stagebridge Senior Theatre Co at BAPF photo by Jim Norrena

Directing FSM reading for Stagebridge Senior Theatre Co at BAPF
photo by Jim Norrena

Kombat Kabarett, a 1919-era cabaret, culmination of UMKC Brecht Course photo by Jeff Rumans

Kombat Kabarett, a 1919-era cabaret, culmination of UMKC Brecht Course
photo by Jeff Rumans

Edna Brewer Middle School Lord of the Flies exercise

Edna Brewer Middle School Lord of the Flies exercise

Girl Scout Acting Badge weekend

Girl Scout Acting Badge weekend

Experiential learning is beneficial to all students, but particularly important to visual and kinetic learners who may have trouble learning by traditional methods. I have physical games and writing exercises for any humanities topic you might be teaching, and I'm also up for developing cross-curriculum work as well. 

  • Academic Courses: Lectures & Practica
  • K 12 courses that meet VAPA and Lit/Language standards
  • Basics of Acting
  • Monologue & scene writing for youth
  • History & literature unit supplementation
  • Shakespeare (Beginning to Advanced, including Advanced Verse)
  • Bertolt Brecht & Expressionist Theater
  • Stage Combat (Hand-to-Hand, Found Objects, Rapier, Broadsword)
  • Gender & Identity-focused work (incl. diversity issues & bullying)
  • Also available to train teachers in these techniques

 

Download Erin's Teaching Resume here.


Teaching Testimonials

I saw some students, clear kinesthetic learners, transform from apathetic readers to readers fully engaged…students were able to write from a fresh perspective and perform in-depth analyses of the motives of the characters… I am eager to continue working with you.
— Lisa Sindorf, Teacher, Edna Brewer Middle School
By providing glimpses of Shakespeare and discussing the ways and means of becoming involved in acting, you empowered the students—they were able to see themselves as performers of Shakespeare and more.
— Amy Toth, School-to-Career Coord., California School for the Deaf
I can write poetry now! Thank you!
— Student, Girl Scout outreach program, age 6
(In your classes) these Girl Scouts gain the strength of will and the vision to lead both themselves and their communities beyond the day-to-day towards better lives… Thank you for believing in the power of a child to change the world!
— Joscelyn Lampman, Community Development Director, Girl Scouts of San Francisco Bay Area