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PD Workshop: Going Global - Building Understanding through Dramatic Monolog...

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How can we help students engage with global issues, such as gender equity, access to education and technology, and the plight of international refugees? Inspired by sources from international journalism, learn to guide students to imagine, improvise, and write dramatic monologues that give voice to diverse perspectives and help students uncover their own point of view on complex global issues and social justice.

This workshop is most valuable for teachers of grades 7-12.

This workshop is presented by MARY HALL SURFACE, an internationally recognized, award-winning playwright and director whospecializes in theater for youth and family audiences. Her plays have been produced at major professional theaters, museums and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and Canada, including fifteen productions with the Kennedy Center’s Theater for Young Audiences and the National Symphony Orchestra. She has been nominated for 9 Helen Hayes Awards (Washington, DC’s professional theater awards), receiving the 2002 Award of Outstanding Direction of a musical, and has published 12 plays, four cast albums, and 2 books of scenes and monologues for middle school students. For over 30 years, her work as a teaching artist has brought the power of drama and creative writing to students and teachers in classrooms, museums, and professional conferences across the US. As a Kennedy Center teaching artist, Mary Hall’s workshops include “A Playful Approach to Writing,” which uses drama to teach story structure and development and “Standing in a Character’s Shoes: Deeper Meaning Through Monologues,” which deepens understanding of characters in literature, history, and visual art. Mary Hall is on the faculty of Harvard University’s Project Zero Classroom and a guest artist for Project Zero’s national and international teacher workshops. She is the founding instructor for the National Gallery of Art’s new Writing Salon, which explores visual art through the lens of writing. Mary Hall received the Charlotte Chorpenning Prize from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education for her outstanding body of work as a playwright in 2016. Mary Hall is the co-founder and curriculum developer for SchoolSculptures an artist residency program in which sculptor Kevin Reese collaborates with communities across the US to create permanent pieces of moving public art.

Attending this workshop provides 3 contact hours towards CEU credit, and dinner is included. For more information, call 419-522-2726 ext. 251 or email maddie@mansfieldtickets.com.

This event is free with registration below thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Charles P. Hahn, CFP and the Ohio Arts Council.


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