Sobha Kavanakudiyil
Arts Education Consultant . Teaching Artist . Higher Education
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Recently Sobha wrote a blog for Spellbound Theatre on the importance of theatre for the very young called The Impact of Baby Theatre.

Coming up in January 2016, along with Paul Rajeckas and Joe Giardina, Sobha will be presenting "Creative Partnerships: Artists and Professors Working Together."

In May 2015, Sobha produced the first ever Harlem Children's Theatre Festival at The City College of New York.  In April she Co-Chaired the Face to Face Conference hosted by the The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable, as well as presented a well attended session called "In Full Color: Cultivating a New Generation of Leaders in Arts Education" which has created a lot of buzz about diversity in arts education.  She also was a member of the planning committee for the NY TIOS Conference (AATE).  This year the NY TIOS Committee has been awarded the Dina Rees Evans Theatre In Our Schools Award.  Sobha continues to work with Urban Arts Partnership developing best practices in executing programs.  

In September 2014 Sobha wrote a blog for Continuing the Conversation at the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education called A Teaching Artist Today.

Sobha is a Member of the Board of Directors for
The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable, a Member of the Board of Directors for Association of Teaching Artists, and President of the Board of Directors for Spellbound Theatre.  


Take a minute and read Sobha's Blog Posts

Sobha is also a proud member of 
 TAG (Teaching Artist Group), on the Diversity Task Force for AATE, on the Diversity Task Force, a Face to Face Conference Co-Chair 
and a Co-Chair for the Teaching Artist Affairs Committee on The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable.

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Sobha Kavanakudiyil is a faculty member in The
Graduate Program in Educational Theatre at The City College of New York.  She earned her B.A. in Communications from Fordham University and her M.A. in Educational Theatre from NYU.   After beginning her graduate degree at NYU, Sobha immersed herself in the field of arts education.  She has been a Teaching Artist for The New Victory Theater in New York City where she conducted pre/post performance workshops, participated in residency programs, and led family workshops and teacher institutes.  Furthermore, she was also was a member of the innovative Teaching Artist Enrichment Team, a small contingent of artists who mentor new Teaching Artists and implement new ways of expanding the quality of the New Vic Education programs. 

She also has been a Teaching Artist with The Educational Arts Team in Jersey City, NJ.  In school workshops that she created, developed and conducted include: Violence Prevention, Drug Prevention, and Integrating Drama with Literacy and Social Studies.  Camp Liberty is the Educational Arts Team's summer camp that has approximately 250 children and 35 summer staff that are hired and trained.  She has been part of the senior staff maintaining the day-to-day operations of the camp, as well as the Director of the Teen Mentor Program, where she worked daily with 13-15 year olds. Each summer she has also directed one of the camp plays that are produced.   Some of her plays that she adapted and directed are "How the Sun and Moon got up into the Sky," "The Myth of Osiris and Isis," "Ra-The Creation Story," "How Ganesh got his Elephant Ears," and this past summer's Irish Tale called, "Brave Margaret."

Sobha has also been an Adjunct Instructor for Hudson County Community College where she taught Acting and Speech, New York University's Educational Theatre Program and the Teaching & Learning Department where she taught Integrating the Arts and Dramatic Activities for K-6 Classroom, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.  She is also proud to have been an Adjunct Instructor for the CCNY Ed Theatre Program.   In addition to being an actress, all of the innovation she practices as a Faculty Member in the CCNY Ed Theatre Program and her strong commitment to quality and accessible arts education for all, Sobha is a member of TAG (Teaching Artist Group) co-chair for the Teaching Artist Affairs Committee for the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable; On the Board of Directors for Spellbound Theatre; A Member of the TIOS (local AATE chapter) planning committee; has been a presenter at conferences including:  NJEA Convention, AATE, Face to Face, NYU Applied Theatre and Pedagogy conferences; and NYU Teaching Artist Forum.  She also had a brief career in Television Broadcasting with an Emmy Nomination for Booking Producer of “Living Dangerously” a one hour Dateline NBC report back in 2000.

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