Devised Theater: Bridging the Gap Between Process and Product
Session 5: Grades K-6
Participants will be lead through a process drama based on literature or social studies. At the conclusion of the drama piece, we will work together to develop it into a production piece.
Linda’s love for theatre began when she became involved in summer youth productions. That love carried into college where she earned her master’s degree from BYU in Theatre and Cinematic Arts with an emphasis in children’s theatre. For the past nine years, Linda has worked as a BTS drama specialist in Davis and Jordan School Districts. She is currently the Jordan District Instructional Coach and has the great opportunity of working with all of the amazing BTS specialists in the district. Before that, she worked as adjunct faculty for BYU and SLCC, teaching drama in the elementary classroom, puppetry, creative drama and film. She is the creator and owner of Golden Touch Puppets, making, selling and occasional performing with puppets. Her greatest joy in teaching comes from seeing the impact that the arts have on students. One of those students recently wrote, “Drama has changed our lives. Thank you so much.” In 2013, Linda was a recipient of the Sorensen Legacy Award, given for excellence in arts education. Linda is the wife of Harley Gold and the mother of Jason, Jonathan, Paul, Michelle, Brian and Aaron. She is the grandmother of four darling little boys.