Madeline Calandrillo is a is a New York City based teaching artist, arts educator, and theatre-maker. She has been teaching and creating curriculum for various organizations and non-profits such as New York City Children’s Theater, The Tilles Center, NY, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). At the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Madeline is a lead teaching artist for the Explore-A-Story Programs, Disney Theatrical Group’s In-School Musical and Wolf Trap Early Education programs. Madeline received her Masters in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York, where her thesis project investigated how an immersive theatrical experience could help the language learning and community building of early learners in Spanish Dual Language and General Education classrooms.
Today, we are reaffirming our promise to serve all of New York City’s children. NYCCT will continue to promote diversity, teaching children that everyone’s story belongs on stage – and that their lives matter.
Today’s book recommendation, Hairy, Scary, Ordinary, explores how adjectives help us describe people, places, and more in our stories! Read the book and then write your own adjective-filled story with our activity book!