Art is a powerful for communicating messages. Photographs give an important visual reference. Paintings and sculptures offer the opportunity to dig more deeply into the feelings of the message. Theater, however, is a natural vehicle for storytelling. It is what we do every day.
Sue Bear, a playwright from the Boston area, visited us last week to introduce theater techniques as a vehicle for voicing emotions, concerns, and messages. Sue worked primarily with Deep Creek Middle School, collaborating with DCMS English Teacher Sophia Smith, and led workshops to help students strengthen theatrical presence as they read and study plays.
Sue holds a Masters in Theater Arts Education and Community from Emerson College. Sue is also familiar to The Island School as proud parent to Wyatt Hill SP15 and Jessie Hill SP18. Sue most recently produced Bloggers Unplugged to sold-out crowds in Somerville, MA. She currently has three works in progress, including Sophie’s Masterpiece, a children’s musical set for staging in the Fall of 2018.