Patricia FlynnArt Form(s):
The arts offer a pathway to possibility. Engaging the imagination allows children to envision other worlds, other ways of being. Make believe gives safe transport to their dreams for the future. And theatre, specifically, enables children to give physical life to what they imagine. The teaching artist serves as guide, interpreter, and coach - awakening what is already within the child.
|Patricia Flynn is an actress, director, and stage manager who has worked Off Broadway, regionally, and in London’s West End. As a teaching artist with over thirty-five years of experience, she has worked with young artists in Israel, Nigeria, Bolivia, and Europe. She is a two time recipient of the NJ Governor’s Award, as well as a Folk Arts grantee in Irish set dancing from the NJ State Council on the Arts. Ms. Flynn is on the faculty of St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, where she is Director of Theatre, and the co-founder of Stage Rage, a therapeutic program for adolescents, run in collaboration with the psychological counseling staff there. She has an MFA in Acting from the Catholic University of America, and a Teaching Artist Certificate from Columbia University Teachers’ College. She studied voice with Benjamin De Loache at the Yale School of Music, and Eurhythmics at the Dalcroze School in NYC.|