actress director producer teaching artist

teaching artist

Teaching at the Walker

Play Games. Tickle the sky.

Teaching theatre combines and rolls all of my skills into one! 

I teach in-school residencies for SteppingStone Theatre and sometimes in French! I have taught create-a-play style classes based on a variety of subjects that students are studying such as the environment or biographies of well known historical figures. I teach in the Children's Theatre's acclaimed Bridges program. I teach/direct/create/perform theatre with adults with disabilities at Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. When I lived in Algeria, I developed a program for using theatre to teach English. I was hired by both the US Embassy and British Council to work with teachers in their respective training programs. I also recently taught a workshop at the Walker Art Center adapting theatre activities into Arabic, French and Berber! I have taught physical theatre workshops all over Algeria and for professional actors in Amman, Jordan. 

Working with Taous was unforgettable!  Working with a group of high school students who speak 8 different languages and are learning English can be a unique challenge. Taous worked to connect with these students and understand their diverse backgrounds and experiences.  Taous is a talented artist and a great communicator with a passion for helping ALL students find their voice.  Catch her if you can- she will make great experiences happen for you & your students!
— Jonell Pacyga formally of International Academy LEAP

Classes I am currently teaching:

  • Fundamentals of Acting for grades 2-3 at the Children's Theatre Co. in Minneapolis
  • World Premier at the Children's Theatre Co. in Minneapolis
  • Creating a short play based on mythology at Southridge Elementary in near Cloquet, MN with Frank Theater 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
COMPAS - Taous Claire Khazem