Lulu has worked as a director, teaching artist and independent contractor in NYC public schools for the last six years.
She is committed to developing culturally responsive curriculums that engage young people in the arts within inclusive settings.
Teaching and Educational Theatre Highlights:
Urban Academy Laboratory High School, New York, NY, (Independent Contractor, January 2014-Present)
Developed and implemented culturally responsive, inquiry-based Acting Workshop and Poetry Workshop curriculums for integrated classes of 9-12 grade general education students and students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Advocated for and successfully implemented the integration of students with ASD in general education Acting Workshop, 2019
Mentored six individual students through writing and curating extensive poetry projects outside of Poetry Workshop
Ran afterschool program that focused on analyzing, writing and performing spoken word poetry
Co-directed and choreographed six student musicals
Camp Kinderland, Tolland, MA (Director, Seasonal: August 2017, 2018)
Directed and choreographed two camp musicals, creating and managing rehearsal schedules
People’s Theatre Project, New York, NY (Teaching Artist, May 2016-June 2017)
Facilitated development and performance of seven devised plays with middle school, high school and adult English language learners about social justice issues of participants’ choosing
JudsonMemorial Church, New York, NY (Sunday School Assistant Director, May 2008-Present)
Manages childcare and provides Sunday School programing for children ages 2-18-years-old