About Sheila Kerrigan


Photo by Alan Cradick

Photo by Alan Cradick

Sheila wrote The Performer’s Guide to the Collaborative Process. (Available through Lulu.com) She performs and teaches in schools, colleges, and community settings. She works with young people to create original performances about issues important to them. She uses mime and drama to teach communication, creativity, conflict resolution and collaboration, and she conducts mime residencies that integrate Theatre Arts, English Language Arts, Health-PE, Social Studies, and sometimes Math curricular goals. She teaches collaborative creative processes to high school, college, and graduate students.

A former fellow with A+ Schools and current president of the Southeast Center for Arts Integration, she teaches teachers how to integrate movement and drama in the classroom to boost learning, and she teaches artists how to integrate curricular goals into their school residencies. She taught Community-Based Performance at Duke University and Creating Original Performance at the Bennington College July Program. She served on Alternate ROOTS’ Resources for Social Change Training Team, conducting learning exchanges with artists and community activists on creating art for social change by, with, and for communities. She has performed and/or taught in schools, colleges, prisons, juvenile detention centers, hospitals, street festivals, and on television. She toured the eastern US with TOUCH Mime Theater, performing, teaching, and collaboratively creating twenty original performances. She directed, wrote, and performed with Jelly Educational Theater.

Contact Sheila:

(919) 929-1624, 919-360-0690 c
2310 Stansbury Rd.
Chapel Hill NC 27516

Sheila has worked in ninety-four counties in North Carolina and in twenty-three states. She has performed, taught workshops, and/or conducted residencies for many organizations. A sample:

Guilford College Theatre Program, Elon University Dance Department, UNC-Greensboro Dance Department, Lees McRae College Performing Arts Department, Duke University Dance, Theatre, Public Policy and Community Affairs, Appalachian State Performing Arts Department, Bennington College July Program, Barber Scotia College, NC State Communications and Theatre Departments, NC Central Theatre Department, UNC-Chapel Hill Dance Program, St. Andrews College, Davidson College, UNC-Charlotte, Western Carolina, Warren Wilson College, Elizabeth City State, Louisburg College, Wesleyan College, the A-Plus Schools Program, ArtsTeach at The Arts and Sciences Council in Charlotte, The Arts Council of Fayetteville, United Arts of Raleigh-Wake County, Asheville Area Arts Council, Durham Arts Council’s Creative Arts in the Public Schools Program, the NC Arts Council, SC Arts Commission, Alternate ROOTS, and many, many more! (Phew!)

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