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Lynne Pace Green

Director of Teaching Artist Development

Lynne Pace Green is the Director of Teaching Artist Development at Columbia College Chicago and directs Project AIM, an extensive arts integration, residency program serving public schools in Chicago and nearby, suburban Evanston. She also directs the Teaching Artist Development (TAD) Studio, a studio for advanced practice in teaching artistry. Lynne holds an MFA in Drama and Theatre for the Young from Eastern Michigan University and has directed theatre and arts education programming in Chicago and throughout the country. Most recently she served as the Director of Education at American Theater Company in Chicago where she developed the company’s extensive education and outreach program. Lynne also served as Director of Education at the California Theatre Center in the San Francisco Bay area, where she led a regional and international education and artistic exchange program. Lynne has numerous university directing and teaching credits from around the country and has worked for over two decades as a teaching artist in settings as varied as The Alaska Theatre for Youth, Interlochen Arts Academy, professional theatre companies in Chicago, San Francisco, and Anchorage, Alaska as well as public schools in California, Michigan and Chicago. She served for three years as an Alaska state artist in residence and has designed and led professional development trainings for classroom teachers, art specialists and teaching artists around the country and internationally. Lynne recently presented a lecture and workshop at the Korean National University for the Arts and was a panel member for a presentation for the Korean Theatre Research association. She has presented at conferences for the American Alliance for Theatre Education, The Association for Theatre in Higher Education, The National Council of Teachers of English, The Network of Ensemble Theatres, The Chicago Public Schools Office of Arts Education, and Chicago Arts Partners in Education, amongst others.  She serves as an on-going Outreach panel member for Ingenuity, Chicago’s hub for data, strategy, advocacy and partnership related to arts education. 

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Michael Driscoll

Program Manager - Project AIM

Michael is an arts administrator, teaching artist, and director in Chicago. Prior to coming to Columbia, Michael served as the Manager of After-School and Community Outreach Programs at Changing Worlds. He also served as the Director of Education at Bailiwick Chicago, founding the company’s education department. Michael spent five years as the Education Associate at American Theater Company. Michael has taught with The Stage School, StageCoach Theatre Arts School, Northlight Theatre, American Theater Company, Bailiwick Chicago, and the Center for Community Arts Partnership.  He is also a freelance director and has worked with Strawdog Theatre, Bailiwick Chicago, Pride Films and Plays, Step Up Productions, The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, About Face Theatre, Writers Theatre, American Theater Company, and Porchlight Music Theatre. Michael curates, MAP Reading, a monthly play reading series that examines the power and effectiveness of a playwright’s words through non-traditional casting and cold reading. Michael is a graduate of Illinois State University and an alumni of The Lincoln Center’s Teaching Artist Development Lab and the Teaching Artist Development Studio at Columbia College Chicago.

 

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Leslie Woods

Budget and Operations Manager