Teaching Like An Artist


Teaching Like an Artist

with Rebecca Lingafelter


This workshop will introduce participants to series of guiding principles focused around an artistic approach to teaching. Adapted from the Public Theatre’s Teaching Artist Lab program, the day will blend exercises, games and conversations about artistic pedagogy.

Details: July 28, 10am-5pm

Venue: The PETE Studio at 3520 SE Yamhill St. Portland, OR 97214

Cost: $150


Participants will come away with a concrete set of principles to apply to their teaching, some strategies for lesson planning and a toolbox of games and exercises to apply to teaching almost any discipline. The workshop is intended for all teachers including teaching artists, K-12 and post-secondary educators, as well as artists interested in expanding their work into teaching.


Rebecca Lingafelter is an educator and  theatre artist based in Portland, OR. She holds an MFA in Acting from Columbia University and is currently Assistant Professor of Theatre at Lewis and Clark College where she was recognized in 2014 with the Pamplin Honors Society Teacher of the Year Award. She has worked as a teaching artist for over 15 years at institutions such as The Public Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Classic Stage Company, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Northwest Children’s Theatre, Portland Playhouse,  Portland Shakespeare Project and  Third Rail Repertory Theatre. She has also taught at the New York Academy for Dramatic Arts, Portland Actors Conservatory, and the Institute for Contemporary Performance. She is an actor and director and has worked locally with Portland Playhouse, Profile Theatre, Boom Arts and Third Rail Repertory. She is a founding member and co-artistic director of Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble.