TEACHING ARTIST Update: Abby has joined the Word Warriors Ensemble with Storycatchers!
Abby has been a teaching artist and educator for several professional theaters including:
Milwaukee Repertory Theater, First Stage Theater (Milwaukee), Steppenwolf Theatre (Chicago), Collaboraction (Chicago), Storycatchers Theatre (Chicago), Adventure Stage Chicago, Northlight Theatre (Chicago), Chicago Children's Theatre, African American Children's Theater (Milwaukee), Optimist Theatre (Milwaukee), Compass Creative Dramatics (Chicago based, touring company), and AfterSchool Matters (Chicago).
Abby is currently teaching the Bridge Residency Program for Steppenwolf Theatre (https://www.steppenwolf.org/education/educator-training-program/2020-21-teaching-artists/) and at Storycatchers Theatre, where she mentors, teaches, and performs alongside youth that are incarcerated, telling their stories through Musical Theatre.
She is currently teaching Improv for Chicago Children's Theatre, Speak Up! for Northlight Theatre, and a teacher for Chicago Public Schools: Beidler Elementary School afterschool program.
Anansi the Spider AudioDrama for Kids
Written, Directed, and Edited by Abby Thompson
*Featuring the Teaching Artists at Beidler Elementary School Afterschool program
"Zapping" and "putting a spell on one another"
Beidler Elementary School "Make a Book" class where students combined theater making, photography, and storytelling.