TEACHING ARTIST

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).

Abby is currently a teacher for Chicago Public Schools: Beidler Elementary School afterschool program as well as 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, the Bridge Residency Program for Steppenwolf Theatre, and Speak Up! for Northlight Theatre.

(Abby is Red Cross Certified for Child Care and has over 9 years of experience taking care of over 20 different families.)

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.