Resident Artist Educator, Lead, 2019.20
Marjie is a professional theatre artist, artist educator and arts administrator. She is currently the Resident Artist Educator, Lead at Young People’s Theatre (YPT) where she has held other leadership positions including Acting Associate Artistic Director, Education; Education & Participation Curriculum Associate; Interim Community Volunteer Manager and Interim Drama School Director. She has also been a Resident Artist Educator and the Director of the Junior Ensemble at YPT for several years. Along with facilitating arts-based school and community programming, Marjie has focused the last several years on supporting established teaching artists with program development and mentoring emerging teaching artists. She is currently a professor in the Arts Education and Community Engagement Graduate Certificate program at Centennial College and was recently selected to participate in the international Teaching Artist Leadership Lab at the Lincoln Center Education in New York City. As an active member of the Ontario College of Teachers, she works as an occasional teacher and collaborates with educators to integrate drama into other subjects in the Ontario curriculum and to support social literacy in schools. She is passionate about exploring ideas, questions and social issues through drama and devising theatre with youth.