Posts tagged Creative Drama
Emily Townsend, Artistic Administrator and Literary Manager

Emily Townsend has worked as a teaching artist throughout the Washington metropolitan region, for organizations ranging from the Sitar Arts Center to the Shakespeare Theatre Company, where she spent a season interning in the Education Department. Also a passionate musician, she has spent the last several years singing with some of the leading symphonic choirs in the area, and has performed with world-class conductors and orchestras both in Washington and internationally. Emily has been a featured guest artist with 1928 and the New Resonance Orchestra. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park in Theatre History and Performance Studies, specializing in historical Shakespearean performance. Emily currently manages and contributes to Two Hours' Traffic, a website devoted to theatrical reviews and criticism for the Washington DC region and beyond.

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Nell Quinn-Gibney, Communications & Development / Teaching & Performing Artist

Nell Quinn-Gibney is an actor, playwright, and director in the Baltimore/DC area. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a BFA in Acting. She has performed with TBD Immersive, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, The Strand, and The Rainbow Theatre Project. She has also directed with Silver Spring Stage and written for Rapid Lemon Productions and Inkubator New Works. With the rest of her time, she works with the Murder Mystery Co. and the Princess Party Co. at American Immersion Theatre.

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Lenore Blank Kelner, Founder

Lenore Blank Kelner is an author, educator, educational consultant, keynote speaker and teaching and theatre artist. Lenore has presented her work in all 50 states and abroad and has been a presenter with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for 29 years. She was a Master Artist for the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts for 25 years. Lenore is the author of The Creative Classroom (15th printing) and co-authored with Rosalind Flynn, A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension (Heinemann, 2006, 5th printing). Lenore was awarded the 2004 Creative Drama Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. In addition to conducting staff development residencies through InterAct Story Theatre, Lenore also works widely through her own company, Lenore Blank Kelner & Company and is the Director of the Creative Kids afterschool Drama Program.

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