Grandstreet launches 8th Grade Project with The Giver

Thanks to Marga Lincoln for the Independent Record coverage of the 8th Grade Project, introducing all of Helena’s 8th grade students to live theatre this month!  And thanks to Thom Bridge for the… Continue reading

The Giver opens at Grandstreet

The Giver opened on Friday night at Grandstreet, and will play through March 12th.  As part of a new project, every 8th grader in Helena will read the book and then come to… Continue reading

New Gig

This summer I took a position with the Myrna Loy Center as the new Education Coordinator.  Over this past weekend, I was able to attend the first of many outreach activities I’ll organize… Continue reading

Laughing Hyenas

I’m in the process of building masks and puppets for Grandstreet Theatre’s production of The Lion King, Jr.  These will be the three main Hyena characters and are sort of a hybrid mask/puppet,… Continue reading

SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning

Last week, I moved back over to Missoula temporarily for a packed residency schedule at Russell Elementary School through the new SPARK! program.  For five days, kindergarten and 2nd grade students in seven… Continue reading

Speech and Debate

We’re all set to open Speech and Debate at the Grandstreet Theatre Studio tomorrow night.  These actors (Willa Fossum, Liam Watson, Matthew Wintersteen and Angela Poole) have been an absolute dream to direct.… Continue reading

Seuss on Stage

This January and February, I worked with a fantastic team of prop and costume designers to bring The Cat in the Hat to life on the Grandstreet Theatre stage.  I’m responsible for the balancing… Continue reading

Myrna Loy: From Helena to Hollywood

For the past few weeks, I’ve been visiting Abby Nyhof’s music classrooms at Warren and Central school to engage the students in a silent film project.  We spent our first workshops watching clips… Continue reading

Long Distance: A Series of Puppet Vignettes

I’ve started storing the episodes from Long Distance on Vimeo.  Here’s today’s episode:  Intermission or A Theatre at Rest or Someday I’ll Have Arms

Montana Standards for the Arts

Recently, I was selected to serve on a team of theatre teachers, teaching artists and theatre professionals from around the state to revise the National Standards for the Arts for Montana schools.  Using… Continue reading