Archive for February, 2009

The Urban Scholars Program at University of Masschusetts, Boston, MA

Naya_Bio_Headshot_7810_ThumbI was teaching a theater course I created called “Speak! Act! Becase We Care!” at The Urban Scholars Program at UMass Boston, MA.

This class was a fun and highly interactive course.  We explored the world of theater and social issues.  We also explored the meaning of ensemble work and played “games” that relate to body, voice and movement work.  Students wrote their own monologues, rehearsed and performed the monologue as a final project that touch upon social issues that affect all of our lives.  The final performance was in the form of a monologue, a dance or a song.

One of my students wrote this on the Course Evaluation:

-First, the teacher is the best one

-It helps you develop your skills in writing, speaking and performance

-It makes you know who really exist behind that skin and not to hide that person inside of you

-It helps you know how to act, speak out in so many different ways according to the situation

I miss my students and I look forward to teaching again soon!