Lee Ann H.

Education

Drew University, B.A., Theatre Arts with Honors

Childcare Experience

Shakespeare Theatre Camp Co-Founder and Director
Camp Hill, PA, Summers 2011 - 2012
Boys and girls, ages 11-16
Assistant Director / Camp Counselor
Camp Hill, PA, 06/09 - 08/10
Boys and girls, ages 10-18
Middle School Drama Club Co-Director / Counselor
Camp Hill, PA, 01/08 - 05/09
Boys and girls, ages 11-13

Professional Experience

Theatre Intern
New York, NY, 01/13
Teaching Assistant
Madison, NJ, 08/12 - 12/12
Education and Dramaturgy Intern
Staunton, VA, 06/12 - 08/12
Teaching Fellow for Language in Motion Program
Madison, NJ, 01/10 - 05/10
Elementary School Tutor
Camp Hill, PA, 01/09 - 05/09

About Me

At about the age of sixteen, my steadfast love for performing Shakespeare’s dramatic works germinated a new passion: educating kids. From this passion I have striven to bring the magic of Shakespeare’s works to young artists, and found that the Bard’s plays are endlessly enriched when approached from the perspective of their young minds. For instance, an eleven-year-old girl played the goldsmith Angelo in a production of The Comedy of Errors that I directed last summer. Her Angelo was a neurotic, hot-tempered spaz case that reduced the audience to tears of laughter. In her I witnessed not creative potential, but true creativity in action.

When I move to Brooklyn this fall, I desire to similarly awaken the creative powers of the kids I work with. The arts are my thing: I have an extensive theater background as an actress and playwright. Beyond the theatre, I have been playing alto saxophone on and off for the past fourteen years and guitar for the past eight, and I also enjoy photography and painting. In a nutshell (as Hamlet would say) I love the arts and I love kids and I want them to be friends. I consider it a personal goal to awaken the creator within each young person that I have the privilege to spend time with—and, forsooth, have a great big ball of fun in the process.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children

I will be SmartSitting while…

Auditioning for roles in film and television, as well as writing plays and screenplays.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

A full-time actress and writer for the stage and the screen--and still find time for arts education!

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

I speak, write, and read Spanish at an intermediate level. I cook and love to try new recipes. I love crafts, drawing, and painting, and of course teaching theater and Shakespeare.