CATEGORIES: Performing Arts, Launguage Arts
CURRICULUM CATEGORIES: ELA
AGES: Grades 3-12
PROGRAMS: Available Virtual or Live
ALSO AVAILABLE: Customized Programming, Team/Goup Building
Karen Dieruf is founder & Producing Artistic Director of “The Open Road Theatre”, a nonprofit children’s theatre company for grades 2 - college. With 16+ years experience as a theatre arts educator, she’s worked with youth of all ages, backgrounds and educational challenges in New England, Kentucky and the Rochester area. Over 14 years, Karen has produced and directed 23 full-length pieces. Students in her workshops collectively engage in improvisation, writing their dialogue for group scenes. Her extensive experience working with teachers is utilized to engage students to produce original scripted material demonstrating knowledge specific to grade level study units. Academic degrees include: Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Education (Emerson College, Boston, Mass.), BA in Sociology (University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY), Massachusetts Teacher Certification: Communication/Performing Arts; K-12.