Jim Gagne

Jim Gagne

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Resident Teaching Artist

Shakespeare Theatre Company
  • Works with over 500 students per year in classrooms and community centers throughout the DC, MD and VA area.
  • Manages, trains and evaluates the performance of 25 freelance Teaching Artists’.
  • Assisted in the creation, development and execution of “District Shakespeare,” an initiative to engage every DCPS Middle and High School with Shakespeare Theatre Company.
  • Co-created, facilitates and assists with the management of the “Young Company” afterschool program.
  • Leads Professional Development workshops for Teachers throughout the DC, MD and VA area.
  • Reports assessment and attendance data for grant purposes.
  • Assists with curriculum development for all in school, community and summer programs.
  • Facilitates workshops for all school and community outreach programs.
  • Assists on company wide fundraising events.
  • Assists with the planning and execution of Education Department Events.
  • Facilitates “Master Acting Classes” for adults.
2008 - 2010

Drama Teacher

The Diener School
  • Taught Drama & Social Interaction classes for Kindergarten through SixthGrade students with severe language based learning differences.
2006 - 2010

Lead Teaching Artist

Round House Theatre
  • Created curriculum and supervised staff for the Middle School Summer Camp Program.
  • Assisted with the development and implementation of “Intersections,” an arts integration program designed to improve literacy for students in third through twelfth grade.
  • Facilitated and assisted with the management of the “Heyday Players,” a senior citizen acting troupe.
  • Lead workshops for all school and community outreach programs.
  • Assisted with the management of “Free For All Friday’s,” a weekly offering of free classes for Pre-K to Adult students.
2005 - 2010

Freelance Teaching Artist
  • Facilitated workshops and residencies at, Jamestown Elementary School, Encore Stages, Sunrise Academy and Laura Rubinoff & Associates Speech Pathologists.

Mentor Teacher

Interact Story
  • Evaluated Teaching Artists effectiveness.
  • Assisted with hiring and training of freelance Teaching Artists'.
2004 - 2005

Marketing & Goup Sales Manager

Olney Theatre Center
  • Coordinated yearly subscription campaign.
  • Identified and cultivated relationships with group ticket buyers.
  • Co-managed subscriber seat selection in new performance space.
  • Managed group sales budget line.
2003 - 2004

Actor & Workshop Master

National Players, Tour 55
  • Oversaw and facilitated workshops throughout the yearlong tour.
  • Performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Our Town.
  • Assisted with the load in and load out of sets and lights at performance venues across the US.



M.A. (expected graduation Spring 2016)

The Catholic University of America
1999 - 2003


University of Hartford