Larkin Presents at Virginia Theatre Association Conference
Larkin Presents at Virginia Theatre Association Conference

Grades 5 – 8 Theatre Arts Director Kailie Larkin presented Building Ensemble with Middle Schoolers Through Improv at the 2018 Virginia Theatre Association Conference in October. The annual conference regularly brings together more than 2,000 members of the state's theatre community, and includes a schedule of workshops, keynotes, performance festivals, auditions, college recruiting, and professional networking.

"It was a delight to work with so many students and teachers from schools across the state," noted Larkin, whose workshop provided a toolkit for utilizing the basic principles of Long Form Improvisation for working with middle school students.

The workshop also provided participants with increased confidence for implementing Improv in their teaching practice as a form for developing expression, generosity, communication, and positivity in their students and ensemble community.