Summer DawnArt Form(s):
As a theater teaching artist for elementary school students with Young Audiences Arts for Learning, I love sharing more about my cultures -- Asian, Hispanic, LGBTQ+ -- with my students, but also uplifting them and their cultures. Art and education in the form of story is the strongest way to help young people foster critical social-emotional skills that will help them become the future leaders the world needs. The ability to understand and love who you are, to be compassionate towards others, to join others in their struggles -- those are the skills our children need.
Summer Dawn is an actor, director, writer and theater teaching artist. She is also is the founder and director of In Full Color, an organization that empowers women of color through education and the arts. IFC has received two commendations from the New Jersey State Assembly and the Jersey City Arts Council’s Performing Arts Award. Summer is also the co-founder of 68 Productions and the winner of the Permanent Career Award in Literature from the Society of Arts and Letters-NJ and the N.J. Governor’s Award in Arts Education. Visit InFullColor.org or follow her @infullcolorus_