THE ENSWORTH SCHOOL
Written & Workshopped by Sally Seitz
Directed by David Berry
Performance by The Ensworth High School Theatre Program Students
I returned to my high school to write and workshop a new draft of a full length play that I originally wrote as a high school senior. The residency culminated in a fully-realized production with the current cast and crew of the school’s theatre program. I encouraged students to give feedback as they experience the unique process of rehearsing a live text, and mentored students on independent playwriting, performance, and creative writing endeavors.
VARIETY ARTS OF TEXAS
THEATRE TEACHING ARTIST
I teach socio-emotional learning through storytelling to elementary students at Harris Elementary and East Austin College Prep. I created curriculum that included the fundamentals of performance, script writing, and improvisation. In the summer and fall of 2019, I directed the students in performance at each campus.
TEACHER AND HEAD MENTOR
I led two, nine-week script to stage mentorship and writing programs to select 5th grade students at Dawson Elementary. I taught fundamental story elements as well as basic screenplay structure to guide and encourage students as they imagined and developed their own short scripts. I worked to build an inclusive and creative classroom space through the notion of play. In conclusion of the program, I cast and coordinated the Young Storyteller’s “Big Show” in which local actors performed the students’ work during a school assembly.