Heart Theatre

Participants and audiences experience theatre as a tool for transformation through the telling and hearing of each others’ stories.

Another Chance to SOAR

2016SOAR Career Solutions

Delivered a four month theatre curriculum to re-entry services clients that used theatre activities to identify and practice personal and professional skills to assist in gaining and sustaining employment. The project culminated in a participant written script and video performance.

Acting with Unified Purpose

2016Arrowhead Juvenile Detention Center

Designed and implemented a theatre program over the school year to give youth the opportunity to create performances exploring themes from academic classes which are relevant to their lives.

My Zip Code is Killin’ Me

2015Community Group

Facilitated the performance of My Zip Code is Killin’ Me written by local community members to illustrate the impact of the social determinants of health on people of color’s ability to access health care. Performances took place at Leadership Duluth, Health Care Day, 7 –county Statewide Health Improvement Program St. Louis County Employee Training Minnesota Public Health Association Conference.

Acting for Justice

2015Woodland Hills Academy

Collaborated with Woodland Hills Academy English teachers over six weeks to integrate a student written performance into their study of Two Trains Running, Diary of Anne Frank, and Macbeth.

Theatre for Change

2014St. Louis County Jail

Designed and implemented an eight month theatre program to teach cognitive restructuring skills to men and women inmates.

PUSHED

2013Woodland Hills Agency

Carried out a 13 week after school program using theatre to explore bullying and power inequities with youth residents that culminated in a community performance.

Heart to Heart

2012Community Group

Worked with community participants to collect and dramatize stories related to marriage equality and wrote and performed a script designed to train audiences in having conversations with people related to the marriage amendment proposed in Minnesota.

gr8ful for another day

2012Woodland Hills Agency

Carried out a 13 week after school program using theatre to explore teen violence prevention with youth residents that culminated in a community performance. 95% of youth said that they are more likely to find nonviolent solutions to conflicts in the future because the theatre project helped them understand the impact of their actions, how to not act off of impulse, and how to think their actions through.

73 Sides to the Story

2011Woodland Hills Agency

Carried out a 13 week after school program where youth residents examined real incidents of teen violence in the news and created characters to dramatize causes of, impacts of, and solutions to violence through the writing and performance of a play. 80% of arts learners felt that the theatre project helped them work toward treatment goals such as self esteem, teamwork, and new coping skills for anger, anxiety, and conflict.