I was recently both humbled and excited to have been highlighted in the Second inaugural addition of the TEACHING ARTIST GUILD (TAG) QUARTERLY. Although TAG is relatively new as an organization, it is a marvelous time to get on board and become aware of all of the support, resources, opportunities and advocacy provided by this collective of national experts in the field of teaching artistry that spans all art disciplines.
TAG has it's first inaugural issue over the summer and in this BACK TO SCHOOL ISSUE (Fall 2015), the magazine takes a slight focus on Chicago, particularly as it reflects various types of trainings and professional developments for TA's and several "spotlighted" organizations here in the Windy City. (One of whom is Steppenwolf).
From now on, each issue will feature a variety of Teaching Artists, along with its vast array of informative articles, unique perspectives and documentation of various kinds of individuals that do this kind of work. I am so fortunate and blessed to have been selected as the first person to receive this "little extra attention".
I'll be adding TAG's link to the websites I cherish most, on here as well.
Thanks again for giving me this opportunity to share a bit about my work and experience on such a national platform. And extra special gratitude to friend and colleague NICOLE RIPLEY, as well as the other members of TAG's board for making this all happen.
And thanks of course to Lookingglass Theatre Company, Global Voices Initiative, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Columbia College Chicago's CCAP, Adventure Stage Chicago and all of the other various organizations, schools. artists, administrators, funders, parents, teachers and students whom have been a part of my collective practice in Chicago.