Kristine recently completed her doctorate in Education with an emphasis on Leadership for Change at Fielding Graduate University. She trained at The American Conservatory Theatre as a professional actor and has extensive experience in a variety of theatrical genres, methods and forms. After performing her own story," Benjamina," at the Foothills Storytelling Festival in Auburn, California, Kristine was awarded lifetime sponsorship from Poets & Writers, NY to perform her work throughout the United States.
As a veteran kindergarten through adult, performing arts, teaching artist, Kristine and her students have collaborated to create innovative podcasting, drama, improvisation and creative writing classes. She is passionate about facilitating environments that support student voice, encourage the development of community, increase dialogue, and address conflict resolution which ultimately encourage health and well-being. Kristine piloted projects with administrators to address social justice issues, and support indigenous ways of knowing––work that enhanced participant’s sense of themselves and others, and deepened awareness and respect for different ways of knowing, thinking and being. Kristine has also directed ensemble pieces and written solo shows.
Improvisation is a tremendous tool for humanizing and enlivening depersonalized environments. Unfortunately, it is rarely offered as part of programming for residential inpatient treatment (RTC) or intensive outpatient (IOP) levels of care. According to the research I could locate, psychodrama and...Read
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