A Teen Devised Theater Workshop
with Jessica Harris

Sunday, June 11th 2:00 – 5:00 pm

In the Cellar

Register Here: https://forms.gle/w3LW21SjNana82NYA

Have you ever wanted to put on a show centered on topics you care about? Want to use your creative voice to tell new and exciting stories? Then devised theatre is just for you! Devising is an exciting theatrical practice where you and your peers are the writers, actors, and directors. Utilizing a collective creation process, creative exercises, and improv, you’ll generate your own original pieces and collaborate with others. Come learn how to use theatre as a tool for connection, change, and creativity! No experience necessary. Open to ages 12-18. Attire: Comfortable, moveable clothes.


About Jessica Harris

Jessica Harris is the Founder and Artistic Director of Empowered Players, a 501(c)3 arts education nonprofit in Fluvanna, Virginia. Through EP, she directs and provides yearlong accessible arts programs for K-12 students, and her TEDx Talk titled “The Transformative Power of Theater in Rural Communities” highlights her work. She is also Co-Chair of the Theatre for Youth Division of the Virginia Theatre Association. Jessica holds a Master’s in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia, where she also earned an interdisciplinary B.A in arts nonprofit management & education. Her work often examines the intersection of arts, education, and community connection. Selected Directing Credits: Into the Woods (Live Arts), The Niceties (Fluvanna Arts Council), Dancing with Myself (Four County Players), The Black Monologues, I’m Game, and Locked/Loaded (UVA). Associate & Assistant Directing: Beastgirl (The Kennedy Center), In the Heights (Live Arts), Pride and Prejudice (Heritage Theatre Festival).