TEACHING ARTIST           

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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 TheatreAfrican American Children's Theater (Milwaukee), Optimist Theatre (Milwaukee), Compass Creative Dramatics (Chicago based, touring company), and AfterSchool Matters (Chicago).

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. 

Speak Up! Social Justice Curriculum at Northlight Theatre

*Virtual Version of the Speak Up Summit (in person)

Actor, Voiceover, Teaching Artist

Anansi the Spider Animation AudioDrama

Written, Directed, Edited, and Voiceover 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. 

Chicago Children's Theatre Virtual Improv Course