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Some of my Artist Educator Work:

Artist in Residence 

at Penn State Abington

Of Mythic Proportions -

Developer & Educator

Interview of Michelle Pauls by STAGE Magazine

I created this award-winning theatre outreach program to serve teens in the urban areas of Philadelphia. We helped teens take stories from their own lives and transform them into a piece of live theatre, that they then performed for other students, and the community.

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Picture by Michelle Pauls

I devised and taught workshops and courses on creating an issue-oriented play, using improv, Theatre of the Oppressed, Moment work and storytelling.

Penn State Students:
Live & Online!

Students from THEA 298/498 class: Devising A Play ,performing Live & Online during the COVID-19 Quarantine. They performed their original work: WHO I AM on Zoom and Facebook Live. Such a great night!

The Passage Project

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Photo by Carol Graham

As a Teaching Artist Fellow with the Philadelphia Theatre Company, I investigated how theatre can support those on hospice care, and their families

An excerpt of the Barrymore Award-winning Of Mythic Proportions program 

Video by James Jackson @raveneyes

Theatre Outreach with students from Edison High School, Philadelphia


Photo by Jeffrey Gross

Creating an anti-bullying play at Feltonville Middle School

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Photo by Michelle Pauls

Working with 6,7,8th graders: helping them create a performance on issues that concern them

As a Teaching Artist Fellow, I worked with other TAs to develop and implement applied theatre work with special education students.

Family Theatre Series at Walking Fish Theatre


Photo by Stan Heleva

Leading the interactive, literature-based community outreach program I created at my home base, Walking Fish Theatre, and other sites in the community. 

On the Navajo Reservation, Thoreau, NM

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Photo by Michelle Pauls

Helping the teens from Thoreau, NM engage in theatre creation for the first time.

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