As a teaching artist, Amy has worked with nursery school children, grades K-12, and college students with a curriculum based on US Arts Standards.
See Amy’s article for Teaching Artist Guild Quarterly.
❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞
With a bachelor’s degree in Arts Education, Theatre and Playwriting from Hampshire College, Amy incorporates multiple disciplines into her teaching techniques to guide and motivate young performers.
Amy is currently a teaching artist with Girls’ Leadership. Learn more at https://girlsleadership.org/ She is also training with the Community Word Project’s Teaching Artist Program.
Amy is an invigorating and resourceful professional teaching artist highly trained in a wide array of theatre disciplines. With a talent for instilling confidence, courage and appreciation in performing and understanding a synthesis of art forms, Amy offers positive encouragement and individual support to ensure each student succeeds. Inspired by devised ensemble work through her studies at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Amy enjoys collaborating with colleagues in order to build strong relationships and to create a teaching team with a common goal.
What can Amy offer your students?
- Perform her monologues and plays
- Take workshops
- Private acting/devised work coaching with students
- Artist in Residence at your school, camp, or company
“Amy led nineteen senior theatre majors though a one-hour workshop, in which she reprised a monologue from her performance in order to demonstrates what she terms “life’s beautiful detours”. Amy then facilitated a couple of playback theatre exercises. Her own honesty about her difficult life journey inspired students in the class to share problems they had experienced and together we found creative ways to express the position they were in. We then used paper and ink to map out life journeys and walk with them around the room. I felt tensions and competitiveness leave the room as the students beginning to move through each other’s journeys. Amy’s seemingly unlimited energy and enthusiasm is infectious – Talya Kingston, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, School for Interdisciplinary Arts, Hampshire College
Teaching artists are the designated experts in the verbs of art. Their skills can support, guide, educate and illuminate people’s capacity to individually succeed in creating artistic meaning in our best artistic offerings.
For adults too!
- Read my recap working creatively with teenage students at the Youth to Youth Leadership Conference.
- Read about a college senior’s experience of performing my play as her academic senior project!
Online formats available!
View work samples from Amy’s Show Me Your heART Workshops:
See Lesson Plans, and View Sample Worksheets:
- Hero’s Journey Worksheet
- Three-Act Play Story Structure
- Draw Your Messy, Beautiful Detour
- What is Creativity?
- Detour Navigation Worksheet
Learn more about my resiliency curriculum at www.amyoes.com/grit.
Download complete Mental Health Programming guide,