Work for Good recently spoke with our Associate Director of Education, Sara Morgulis about what it takes to manage dozens of NYCCT’s educations programs across New York City. A huge thank you to Work for Good for featuring Sara in their “How I Work” series. And, of course, a huge thank you to Sara who makes her job seem so easy!
Most rewarding part of my job: The touchstone of my career so far has been creating FIVE, our multi-media, multi-sensory workshop designed specifically for students with special needs and the very young. Last year, I won a fellowship from Theatre for Young Audiences/USA, with an application emphasizing my enthusiasm for reaching underserved populations. That fellowship funded my on-site research with London’s Oily Cart Theatre, which I used to design FIVE. Since launching in January, we’ve booked and performed FIVE more than 50 times, reaching 1,200 students, and earning praise and enthusiastic word-of-mouth from school administrators and teachers. Because every one of these students is different—one size does not fit all—finding a way to reach each student has been a wonderful, rewarding challenge.