Sobha Kavanakudiyil

Sobha has been doing a lot of work in the field of arts education and the topic of divesty, equity and access for all. Recently she wrote a blog, for the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable after the Day of Learning Conference called "From Here to Diversity: Where Do We Go From Here?" and for Americans for the Arts Arts Blog called "The 10 Think Action Steps When Thinking About Diversity."

Sobha has also written a blog on the importance of theatre for the very young called The Impact of Baby Theatre for Spellbound Theatre.  Sobha is a proud member of TAG! TAG! is a consulting organization bringing theatre into the lives of the community.  TAG! was started because teaching and learning should be a shared adventure, and artists can help light the way. 

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

Check out some writing for The New Victory Theater's Blog that was written after Sobha facilitated a week long Professional Development for them.

 
In addition to working on pre/post performance workshops in the New York City Public Schools and the Residency Program for the New Victory Theatre, she was also part of the innovative Enrichment Team. 


At the Educational Arts Team in Jersey City, New Jersey she was a puppeteer, storyteller, and program coordinator, as well as working as the Director of the Teen Mentor Program at Camp Liberty in Liberty State Park.  This Summer at Camp Liberty she  directed one of the summer's camp plays, "Brave Margaret." 

Courses include: Drama in Education, Theatre for Youth and Young Audiences, Teaching Literacy through Drama, Fundamentals of Teaching Theatre, Integrating the Arts, Acting I, Children's Theatre, Curriculum in Non-Traditional Settings, Devising Theatre, Artistic Lab, Capstone Seminar, Drama as a Learning, Drama as a Learning Medium and Conflict Resolution through Theatre.  

In 2011, Sobha was the recipient of the Colin Powell Fellowship for Service Learning from the Colin Powell Center for Social Research at The City College of New York. Sobha has implemented service to the community, hands on learning, understanding the importance of civic responsibility in many of her classes.

Teaching Artist​

Sobha is Faculty with The Graduate Program in Educational Theatre at the City College of New York, CUNY.  She has started many outreach programs while at City College including the Readings on the Road staged reading series, the Creative Play Workshops (formerly Family Arts Saturdays) and the Harlem Children's Theatre Festival (formerly Family Arts Day).