John Doyle

John Doyle first started training in theatre in college while attending Morehouse College from 1992-97. He took acting classes at Clark-Atlanta University, where he trained under Carol Mitchell Leon and Whitman Mayo. He then continued his training by taking improv classes and eventually joining an improv troupe. During that time, he started learning about the craft of storytelling and creating solo shows. Since that time, artistically, John has combined those different facets of theatre to create one-man shows for school performances. He believes art is used for us to communicate, explore, and share. His passion is in the arts, education, and community building. He uses the creative arts to give youth the opportunity and space to explore, analyze, and express themselves, their environment, and their choices. John has worked as a teaching artist with Alliance Theatre, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, and TLC, a juvenile diversion program that is part of Fulton County courts.

Contact:

  • Phone – (404) 606-7411
  • Email – artseducationintegration@gmail.com; doyleson@yahoo.com
  • Website – http://www.jdaei.com/

Arts Disciplines: Theatre/Drama, Storytelling

Core Content Curriculum Areas: Theatre/Drama

Specialized Content Areas: Arts Integration, Literacy, Character Education

Grade Levels: Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Special Populations: At-risk Students

Pre-Service Learning and Professional Development: Professional Development for Teaching Artists

Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta, North Georgia, Middle Georgia, South Georgia

Program Fees:

  • Residencies: $90 per Session

Artistic Profile:

John Doyle first started training in theatre in college while attending Morehouse College from 1992-97.

He took acting classes at Clark-Atlanta University, where he trained under Carol Mitchell Leon and Whitman Mayo. He then continued his training by taking improv classes and eventually joining an improv troupe. During that time, he started learning about the craft of storytelling and creating solo shows. Since that time, artistically, John has combined those different facets of theatre to create one-man shows for school performances. He believes art is used for us to communicate, explore, and share.

Teaching Experience:

John’s passion is in the arts, education, and community building. He uses the creative arts to give youth the opportunity and space to explore, analyze, and express themselves, their environment, and their choices. John has worked as a teaching artist with:

  • Alliance Theatre, where he has created theatre-based lessons that integrate into the PreK-12 curriculum for 17 years
  • Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre, where he has created theatre-based lessons that integrate into the K-8 curriculum for 8 years
  • Georgia Ensemble Theatre, where he has created K-8 drama instruction lessons for 8 years
  • TLC, a juvenile diversion program that is part of Fulton County courts, where he has used arts-based lessons to teach social-emotional learning and empathy to 9-12 students for 5 years

Sample Programs:

  • Digital Storytelling – My Community Through My Eyes: Using a computer/pad, students will develop a personal narrative digital story about how the community impacts their lives, how they impact their community, or how they wish to impact their community. The digital story will include: a personal narrative story written by each student, pictures and illustrations created by students, recorded voice narration of the story, as well as music, if applicable.
    • Objectives:
      • Students critically analyze and evaluate their community and their relationship to their community
      • Students construct a written cohesive personal narrative that includes all story elements
      • Students use technology to construct a personal narrative story
      • Students identify the components that shape an individual: family, peers, education, media, and race
    • 10 Sessions
    • Fee: $900
  • Arts Integrated Leadership Residency: The leadership residency focuses on using theatre-based social-emotional learning activities to identify and develop leadership traits, such as trustworthiness, empathy, honesty, dependability, goal-oriented, confidence, the ability to adapt to challenging situations, and being a team player. These are all life skills needed by today’s youth. The leadership residency is designed for students to become more self-aware of their attitudes and behaviors and its effect on others.
    • The leadership residency emphasizes:
      • Social-Emotional Learning: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making
      • 21st Century Skills: collaboration and teamwork, creativity and imagination, critical thinking, and problem solving
    • Objectives:
      • Students will identify examples and traits of an effective leader
      • Students will understand how to effectively listen and communicate their ideas and thoughts
      • Students will understand how perception can influence how we are treated and how we treat others
      • Students will understand the process of how to set goals
      • Students will develop strategies to manage conflicts
      • Students will understand the process of how to make the best choice
      • Students will work within an ensemble
    • 10 Sessions
    • Fee: $900

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