Kalle Macrides  
Email    kalle@adhesivetheater.com
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Education
Master of Fine Arts,  Creative Writing (concentration in playwriting),  2009
Brooklyn College
 
Masters of Arts,  Performance Studies,  2001
New York University,  Tisch School of the Arts
 
Bachelor of Arts  (concentration in theatre arts and social sciences),  1997
Sarah Lawrence College
 
Teaching Experience
Adjunct InstructorPolytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly)
2011 – 2012
 
Instructor in HUSS1023W, First Year Writing Seminar.
I chose to focus this writing-intensive seminar on the theme of deception.  Students are provided with opportunities to explore this subject in depth through literary study and original writing as well as to further develop the skills of critical thinking, research techniques, and clear expression necessary for academic writing.  This course culminates in a formal research project.
Instructor in EN1013W, College Writing Workshop.
A workshop course designed to introduce students to the expectations of college-level writing and to nurture the development of each individualís voice as a writer.  Students explore writing as a process that includes discovery, drafting, constructive feedback, and self-evaluation. Writing assignments range from automatic writing to formal essays and encompass a variety of genres including narration, compare and contrast, division and analysis, classification, and argumentation/persuasion.
 
 
Adjunct InstructorBrooklyn College (BC & SEEK)
2009 – 2011
 
Instructor in SEEK Department, Critical Inquiry classroom.
This course is designed to help students become more proficient academic readers and writers.  Students learn and practice the strategies of Critical Inquiry, writing in response to texts, and effective study techniques.  We examine how text structure, vocabulary, historical context, multiple levels of understanding, and readersí background and experiences work together to create meaning.  Students come to understand that thoughtful written responses to text, questions for discussion, and participation in class activities not only measure what they are learning, but are also ways of learning.
Instructor in English 2 classroom.
I chose to focus this writing-intensive seminar on the theme of outsiders.  Students are provided with opportunities to explore this subject in depth through literary study and original writing as well as to further develop the skills of critical thinking, research techniques, and clear expression necessary for academic writing.  This course culminates in a formal research portfolio.
Instructor in English 1 classroom.
A workshop in expository writing:  strategies of, and practice in analytical reading and writing about texts.  Fundamentals of grammar and syntax.  Frequent assignments in writing summaries, comparisons, analyses, of texts and such other expository forms as narrations, description, and argumentation.  Emphasis on writing as a process: invention, revision, editing.
 
 
Teaching ArtistMaking Books Sing (MBS)
2003 – 2011
 
Educator for children's theater education organization dedicated to exploring contemporary children's literature through theater, grades K – 5.  General Education, ESL, & Inclusion Classes.
Develop and implement a curriculum that focuses on supporting literacy development through drama and the adaptation process while being closely aligned with the N.Y. State Learning Standards for Theater Arts and for English Language Arts.  Subjects covered include script analysis, character development, improvisation, playwriting, and acting – culminating in a performance of original works.  Residencies include:  P.S.1, P.S.39, P.S.217, P.S.222, P.S.255, P.S.282, and Goldie Maple Academy.
 
 
Teaching ArtistThe Women's Project and Productions (WPP)
2001 – 2009
 
Arts and Literacy Educator for non-profit theater company's education department.
Developed and implemented a comprehensive theater arts curriculum, encompassing reading, writing, and performing.  Topics included: script analysis, character development, technical vocabulary, and acting techniques.  Residencies included P.S.157 and 257, J.H.50 and 217, M.S. 577, and I.S.33 as well as various Continuing Education Center G.E.D. programs including Manhattan Learning Center, Tenzer Learning Institute, and Job Core.
 
 
Tutor Intern / Assistant TeacherBrooklyn College (BC)
2008
 
Assistant teacher in freshman English Composition classroom.
This appointment functioned as the practical counterpart to the graduate course "Theories of College-level Composition."  Duties included supporting the professor in implementation of lesson plans, assisting in the correction of student essays, planning and implementing a lesson as well as proctoring the exit exam.
 
 
Acting Instructor / Drama CoachQueens Cultural Partnership (CPY 2004 – 2005
 
Acting Instructor & Drama Coach for CPY – a collaborative initiative of the NYC Department of Education, the Partnership for After School Education, Bank Street College of Education, and leading Queens Cultural Institutions offering a diverse menu of high quality arts education.
Provided acting instruction for students attending CYP's After School Program at MS217.  Topics covered included improvisation, script analysis, character development, ensemble work, movement for the stage, and vocal techniques.  Served as Drama Coach for youth production of The Wiz, assisting students in practical application of acting instruction.
 
 
MentorMaking Books Sing (MBS)
2003 – 2005
 
Mentor for teachers learning to integrate theater techniques into ESL curriculum, P.S.21.
Mentor to classroom teacher in an English as a Second Language (ESL) After-School classroom, grades 2-6.  Developed and implemented a comprehensive, 17-week theater arts curriculum focused on the adaptation process in accordance with the New York State Learning Standards for English Language Arts for ESL students.  Goals were to increase participants' English language skills, create opportunities for socialization, and foster self-expression.  Subjects covered included script analysis, character development, improvisation, playwriting, and acting – culminating in a performance of original works.
 
 
TrainerThe After-School Corporation, Young Adult Employee Training (TASC)
2004
 
Design and present comprehensive and interactive training seminars on best practices for the afterschool environment.
Topics included fundamentals of child and youth development, planning developmentally appropriate lessons, behavior management, and conflict resolution.  Participants:  Staff of TASC-funded programs.
 
 
Education DirectorCypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC)
2002 – 2004
 
Director of Education for youth after-school enrichment programs at P.S. 65
and P.S. 290.

Developed and implemented curriculum for youth empowerment and community activism.  Managed 18-person staff and acted as curriculum advisor for an additional 20 staff members.  Designed and implemented training program for new hires.  Created weeklong seminars for advanced training and developed additional staff education.  Assisted with program reports, proposals, and assessments/evaluations, and grant writing.
 
 
Dramatic Arts TeacherCypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC)
2002
 
Dramatic Arts and Literacy Instructor for After School Program at P.S. 89.
Designed and implemented engaging activities for students in grades K-5 that developed playwriting and acting skills while focusing on literacy and student centered and/or innovative approaches to learning.  The semester culminated in a final performance, to which family and community members were invited.
 
 
Theater Instructor InternSarah Lawrence College (SLC)
1995 – 1996
 
Assistant teacher in various theater classrooms.
These internships functioned as the practical counterpart to the undergraduate course "Theater Outreach."  Trained to teach theater skills to children in grades K – 12.  Stationed at Leak & Watts, Yale Psychiatric Institute, and Public School 30.
 
 
Theater Work Experience
Co-Founder / Executive DirectorAdhesive Theater Project
1999 – Present
 
Co-Founder and Executive Director of 501(c)3 not-for-profit theater company whose mission is to collaborate with professional artists who have never before worked in the theater.
Work with core group of artists to develop theatrical works and dynamic vision for company.  Develop events (productions and fundraisers) from conception to completion.  Edit performance texts.  Author and produce grants, proposals, press packets, and copy for website.  Co-design all media including posters, programs, and advertisements.

Productions include:
  Erin Courtney's The Service RoadNYTimes Critics' Pick & TimeOutNY Best Bet
  Kalle Macrides' NOIR
  Jake Hooker's Les Mauvais Garçons and Hysteria: HYSTERIA!
  Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening
  Chikamatsu Monzaemon's The Battles of Coxinga
  the premieres of the collaboratively written I, Object! and Kirby
  Edmond Rostand's Chantecler
  Odon von Horvoth's Figaro Gets a Divorce
  and R.U.R.: A Futurist Folk Opera – Adhesive's original adaptation of
    Karel Čapek's Rossum's Universal Robots.
 
 
Assistant DirectorBrooklyn Players (BP)
2002 – 2010
 
Head Drama Coach and Assistant to the Director of children's after-school theater program.
Direct acting rehearsals for children's after-school theater program.  Assist in adapting children's books into plays.  Teach acting technique, vocal technique, script analysis, improvisation, and playwriting.  Productions include:  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, My Father's Dragon, Hair Spray, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Matilda, Wicked, The Princess Bride, The Golden Compass, Hair, and School of Rock.
 
 
Assistant DirectorBrooklyn Summer Players (BSP)
2002 – 2008
 
Head Drama Coach and Assistant Director of children's musical theater summer program.
Direct acting rehearsals for children's musical theater summer program, ages 7 – 13.  Teach acting technique, vocal technique, script analysis, improvisation, and playwriting.  Productions include:  The Wiz, The Little Shop of Horrors, Hair, Once On This Island, Newsies, and Into The Woods.
 
 
Plays
2000 – Present
 
Plays Produced:  NOIRI, Object!R.U.R.: A Futurist Folk OperaKirbyA Play
Staged Readings:  NOIRWallpaper: A Horror StoryThe Name GameA Play
See the full Playwright Resume for more information.
 
 
Acting Credits
1997 – Present
 
In addition to Adhesive Theater Project productions, performed in the Weasel Fest, and performed regularly with Untitled Theater Company #61 and Gemini CollisionWorks.  Roles included Myrrhina in an adaptation of Lysistrata, and Elektra in the RidicuFest production of Klytemestra.
See the full Acting Resume for more information.
 
 
Additional Education
The Research Paper in Stages, Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) seminar, Brooklyn College – 2010
Designing Effective Writing Assignment, WAC seminar, Brooklyn College – 2010
English 2,, WAC seminar, Brooklyn College – 2009
English 1,, WAC seminar, Brooklyn College – 2009
Teaching in a Learning Community, Brooklyn College – 2009
Connecting through the Arts:  A Literacy-Based Approach,
Bank Street College of Education (BSC) & The After-School Corporation (TASC) – 2005 & 2003
Training of Trainers, Conflict Resolution seminar, Partnership for After School Education (PASE) – 2004
Training of Trainers, Behavior Management, PASE – 2004
Maximizing Learning Opportunities, PASE – 2003
Skill Set Development, PASE – 2003
Literacy Through the Arts, PASE – 2003
Literacy Institute, PASE – 2003
Spontaneous Theatre:  Exploring Personal and Social Issues Through Drama, BSC & TASC – 2003
Face to Face Conference, New York City Arts In Education Roundtable (AIE) – 2003 & 2002
Fundamentals of Child Development, PASE – 2002
Curriculum Development, PASE – 2002
Summer Intensive in Acting, Michael Howard Studios (MHS), – 2000
 
Additional Work Experience
Program CoordinatorHospital Audiences, Inc. (HAI)
1997 – 2000
 
Coordinated a program for affiliated agencies to attend cultural events in the metropolitan area.
Analyzed consumer usage rates and created strategies for successful partnering between agencies.
Prepared monthly fiscal performance and service reports.
Outreached to new agencies and spoke at, presented, and facilitated regular orientation meetings.
Oversaw annual HAI Consumer Meeting and assisted with other HAI produced cultural events.
 
 
Rape Crisis AdvocateVictim's Assistance Services (VAS)
1995 – 1997
 
Volunteer for "Rape Crisis Helpline."
Coordinated "Sexual Assault Awareness Week" 1996 and 1997 at Sarah Lawrence College.
Training in psychological / medical / legal issues and counseling techniques concerning rape, incest,
and domestic violence.
 
 
Grants
New York State Council of the Arts / Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Regrant Recipient, 2008
JPMorgan Chase / Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Regrant Recipient, 2007 & 2008
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs / Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Regrant Recipient, 2006
 
Professional Awards
Dr. Milton L. Kleinman '38 Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement recipient,
Brooklyn College, 2009
GIP Research Fund recipient, Brooklyn College, 2009
GIP Travel Fund recipient, Brooklyn College, 2009
Paulette Goddard Scholarship recipient, NYU, 2001
 
Professional Organization Memberships
Playwright in Residence for America-in-Play
WNYC / National Public Radio's Star Initiative Program
Artist in Residence for the Espy Foundation
Alliance of Resident Theaters / New York (ART/NY)
 
References
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