Teaching Philosophy: My goal is to cultivate an appreciation of all theatrical aspects as artist and observer, by concentrating on creative and imaginative thinking through emphasize of theatre as a collaborative/ensemble driven art. This is achieved through various exercises and movement work focused on acting, design, directing and playwriting. I use published stories and devise new stories with students to allow for a wider range of expression. I believe it is essential to create an environment that is based on trust and collaboration to better facilitate students having their voices heard. Theatre training promotes empathy, communication, confidence, awareness of the body, mind, and voice.
Carly currently teaches with Walnut Street Theatre in their adopt-a-school program and various residencies working with K-8 students, the Walnut's new Disney Musicals in Schools which develops sustainable musical theatre programs in Philadelphia public elementary schools. This summer she taught Camp Walnut and various one week camps devising musicals with students 5-12. Carly also teaches at HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy and St. Edmond's Home for Children. She regularly subs for the Walnut Theatre School.
Carly is a resident teaching artist this year with Theatre Horizon. Carly has taught in their after school programs and week long summer camps for the past six years. The after school drama clubs consist of teaching students the fundamentals of theatre, while rehearsing and performing a scripted play. During the week long summer camps the teaching artists guide students through devising and performing a play.
Carly has taught adult acting with Delaware Theatre Company and with Lantern Theatre Company and their award winning Illumination Education Program going into the class room. At Lantern Theatre Carly taught Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, having the students engage more fully with assigned curricular material in new and exciting ways.
Carly has also had training in sensory friendly theatrical performances and believes that theatre is for everyone!
Carly taught with Philadelphia Theatre Company as part of their Philly Reality residencies. Philly Reality was a residency in high schools through out Philadelphia where teaching artists worked with students to create a 10 minute production that was presented at PTC's Suzanne Robert's Theater.
She has also taught junior high with Pennsylvania Arts in Education Partnership and covered acting for non-majors classes at West Chester University. While studying abroad in London, Carly worked with Scarlet Theatre Company as an assistant teaching artist in multiple primary schools in the north of London.