Teralyn's work focuses on creating engaging curriculum for all ages that infuses the theatre arts with state and national standards, while empowering teachers to create and implement their own arts-infused lessons. She founded Storytree Children's Theatre and Theatreteacher.org to foster arts-integrated theatre education and to develop the child's voice and imagination through playwriting and performance. Her programming includes in-class arts-integrated lessons that teach standards-based curriculum in science, math, social studies and history; and, professional development for teachers to learn how to integrate the arts into any lesson. She writes and produces plays that weaves curriculum and social issues into entertaining plays. Her plays include: Aesop's Fables; Penelope and the Gods of Olympus; Sweetgrass Salt Marsh; and more.
Get the desks out of the way and get moving. Students who learn while moving and creating have higher retention and more fun.
In 2018, she won an artist fellowship from the Wolf Trap Institute, which gave her space to write, direct, and produce an experiential theatre performance titled, Sweetgrass Salt Marsh for ages 0 – 6. This immersive experience teaches the Flora and Fauna found in the marshes of the Lowcountry in Charleston, SC.
MFA - Performance; BA - Theatre and Mass Communications
Taught and performed in all 50 states and Europe while working with Missoula Children's Theatre. Developed and implemented english teaching curriculum using theatre while living in Daegu, South Korea.