Spectrum Theater: Creating an Accessible Theater Classroom and Space with Amanda EspinozaLimited Availability
Join TRT Education and Community Engagement Manager Amanda Espinoza as she introduces participants to techniques, imagination exercises, and activities to teach theater to students with autism and autism spectrum disorders. Using a variety of dramatic methods, participants will be able to create custom-made games and activities for their students. In addition to teaching the basics of drama-based games used to improve verbal and body awareness, this class will also incorporate the effects of drama therapy in person and online.
Amanda Espinoza received her MFA in Performance and Pedagogy from Texas Tech University. She develops and teaches residencies focused on The Hunter Heartbeat Method- a Shakespearian based theater program specifically for students on the autism spectrum. She recently spent time training and working in Linklater and Theatre of the Oppressed at California State University’s Summer Arts program.