Adult Day Care, After School Program, College/University, Arts/Cultural Organizations, Community Center, Correctional Facilities, K-12 Schools, Library, Senior Center
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. She has been a Teaching Artist for The New Victory Theater in New York City and The Educational Arts Team in Jersey City, New Jersey. Sobha has also facilitated creative aging programs for Lifetime Arts working with Senior Citizen’s both in person and home bound via video call in. In addition, Sobha teaches a class called “Devising Theatre” at The City College of New York. During this intense summer course, Sobha takes her class to work with them devising theatre in Harlem.
Sobha has a strong commitment to quality and accessible arts education for all: member of TAG (Teaching Artist Group), a Board of Directors Member for the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable where she has been a Co-Chair for the Face to Face Conference (the largest conference in Arts Education in NYC), and a Co-Chair for the Teaching Artist Affairs Committee; President of the Board of Directors for Spellbound Theatre (NYC’s only theatre company dedicated to theatre for the very young); Board of Directors for the Association of Teaching Artists; 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; NYU Teaching Artist Forum.
I am dedicated and committed to bringing quality arts experiences into the community and have experience and enjoy working in diverse populations; including with older adults. As a storyteller, working with older adults is inspiring, their stories are so telling of the world in which we came from and to have an opportunity to allow them to share is a privilege. In addition, supporting them to grow as an artists is so fulfilling. I am an artist, activist, theatre practitioner and have a strong combination of pedagogy, knowledge, passion and artistry.