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.
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.
2008 - 2010

Drama Teacher

The Diener School
  • Taught Drama & Social Interaction classes for Kindergarten through SixthGrade students with severe language based learning differences.
2005 - 2010

Freelance Teaching Artist
  • Facilitated workshops and residencies at, Jamestown Elementary School, Encore Stages, Sunrise Academy and Laura Rubinoff & Associates Speech Pathologists.
2009

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.

Education

Education

M.A. (expected graduation Spring 2016)

The Catholic University of America
1999 - 2003

B.F.A.

University of Hartford