Engage: News, Upcoming Events & Performances
Saturday April 11 – 7 PM
Or, What Teachers Don’t Talk About
Tuesday, April 14
Convergences Theatre Collective is excited to host master teacher, author, and playwright Stephen Wangh for an evening workshop on pedagogy for teachers of the performing arts. We’ll dive into many of the questions that teachers often grapple with—and worry about at night—but rarely get to talk about. Conundrums like:How do we deal with students who really push our buttons? What do we do with our aggressive and sexual reactions toward students? What kind of feedback is—and is not—helpful? What do we do with racial issues? How do we relate to silent students? Does grading make sense?
Jeremy Williams is committed to excellence and innovation in the Performing Arts. He focuses on challenging and redefining the creation of new works, developing curriculum and pedagogy, as well as leading the professional development of educators, artists, and audiences. His work as a Director/Choreographer has been seen across the country. He has led the creation of over 40 original productions spanning the genres of drama, musicals, concert dance, experimental theatre, and nightlife entertainment. He is the Founding Director (2008) of Convergences Theatre Collective, a national network of contemporary theatre artists and teachers dedicated to creating new work and revealing the artistic process for contemporary audiences – both live and online.
As an arts advocate and leader, Williams has consulted and coached numerous individual artists and arts organizations in artistic, educational, programatic, social media, promotions, and revenue/funding projects. He has been a leader in promoting and educating the field about Audience Engagement as a tool for artistic and business success. He has been a presenter and speaker for Engaging Dance Audiences, the national Dance/USA conference, Nonprofit Finance Fund’s Leading for the Future Initiative, and many webinars for the field in his capacity as Community Manager for GoSeeDo.org (formerly the Audience Engagement Platform). Williams is committed to creating, testing, learning, and sharing new models of business for artists and arts organizations to keep our work relevant and sustainable.