tag: Theater

James Miles

James Miles

Fresh Ed Professor

James Miles in Arts Integration, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Yes, You Do Want Drama In Your Classroom

"Yo Mister, that ain't right!"   I'm teaching test prep in a Title I High School, in a part of Brooklyn that’s not portrayed on Girls, leading a rambunctious group of previously failing students through a content-review of the Cold War; exploring the difference between capitalism and communism. One particularly volatile student, Jonathan, is decrying the fact that ... Continue reading ›

Sage Young

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Summer Academy Highlights

Through heat waves and epic thunderstorms, creativity and collaboration prevailed! The Summer Academy was an intensive experience where over 100 new and returning high school students engaged in 4 weeks of summer programming.  Students met for 3 weeks in five art-form specific classes and capped off the summer in a cross-discipline week-long Adobe Youth Voices Film ... Continue reading ›

Sage Young

Sage Young in BLOG

The 24 Hour Plays – Student Edition

On Tuesday, August 6th, four Urban Arts Alumni and 12 Life Stories actors put together four 10-minute plays in 24 hours at the New Group’s Studio Blackbox Theater on 42ndstreet! As writers, we started off the process by getting to know our cast’s special skills, stage desires, and favorite props and costumes.  Whether it was being able ... Continue reading ›