Teaching Artist/Theater Director
Theater
Location: New York, NY, USA
University: Ohio University
Major: Theater

Teaching Artist/Theater Director

SHAWN WILLIAMS
319 W.139TH - NEW YORK, NY 10030 ~xxx-xxx-xxxx ~ xxx-xxx-xxxx


EXPERIENCE

2018 – Present
ARTS CONNECTION
Teaching Artist
• Develop curriculum for 5th – 8th grade students, using Digital DELTA Programming
• Work with English Language Learners to increase their levels of proficiency, through acting exercises and multimedia training
• Provide basic instruction on how to navigate iMovie and various applications on the iPads provided to each student.

2015 – Present
STELLA ADLER CONSERVATORY
Shakespeare Instructor
• Lead students in dissecting and interpreting Shakespearian text
• Direct/coach students, using Shakespeare’s monologues and plays, through a ten-week conservatory
• Guide students through the obstacle of acting while grappling with complex language

2007 - Present
FAMILY LIFE THEATRE
Resident Actor/Teaching Artist
• Facilitate interactive performances within inner city schools
• Create, develop, co-direct, and perform interactive socio-drama
• Workshop Director
• Teach socio-drama improvisation technique to teens and direct their culminating performance
• Develop curriculum for after-school theatre and writing programs in New York City schools

2012 - 2014
BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION / LIBERTY LEADS
Middle School Coordinator
• Maintain communication with program partners and local middle schools (guidance counselors/teachers)
• Recruit for, plan, and supervise Leadership and Academic Excellence program
• Facilitate assessment of 5th – 8th graders
• Recruit and interview staff for Weekend College and After School programs
• Supervise Middle School component of After School and Weekend College including lesson plans, class visits, and supervision

2007 - 2012
BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION / I-LEAD
Adjunct Instructor
• Guide students in the process of creating films which they direct, write, and act in
• Introduce the basics in screenwriting
• Mentored young men, along with teaching specific skills to help them transition from boyhood to the early stages of manhood.
• Teach students the technique of “acting for the camera”
• Assist students in editing the final cut of their film
• Responsible for curriculum, presentations, and student assessments

2008 - 2009
CORPORATE WORKSHOP / PANDORA JEWELRY
Teaching Artist
• Teach the basics in acting to business executives in efforts to enhance their public speaking skills
• Direct executives in identifying and landing objectives in selected monologues

2003- 2004
BLACK SPECTRUM THEATRE TRAVELIING TROOP
Teaching Artist/Actor
• Identify, plan, and teach key concepts in theatre to students ages 14 to 18
• Direct and perform with students in shorts plays centering around drug prevention and depression

EDUCATION

2001 BFA in Theatre from Ohio University, with a minor in Business Management

Teaching Artist, Theater, Director