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.

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

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

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

Photo by Michelle Pauls

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

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