The Youth Exchange Project is excited to introduce Boston-based theatre maker and activist Dori A. Robinson. Dori is joining Y.E.P. as a new faculty member for this year’s Summer Intensive.
Dori has considerable experience as a director and experiential educator working with such organizations as: The New Victory Theatre, Theatre Development Fund, Park Avenue Armory, Trusty Sidekick, Shattered Globe, Timeline Theatre, New York Student Shakespeare Festival, and most recently Greater Boston Stage Company where she was the Director of Education. She is also a playwright, and has had her original work produced in Boston, New York and Chicago. It is in this role that she joins the Y.E.P. faculty. Dori will be guiding the students in putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, in order to translate their thoughts and conversations into dialogue. She employs a “teaching style [that] allows students to connect with dramatic works and ideas through their minds, hearts, hands, and bodies.”
Dori and Y.E.P. Founder Shawnna Pledger met when both were pursuing their Masters Degrees at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. They were in the Educational Theatre program and shared a passion for Applied Theatre. They are kindred spirits, and Shawnna is very excited to welcome Dori to be part of this summer’s Youth Exchange Project.
To read more about Dori, click here to visit her website.