Kenz is a Chicago based teaching artist who values giving kids room to learn and grow, fostering creative expression, and using a transparent teaching practice in order to create an equitable environment.
In addition to taking many teaching artist classes during her time at The Theatre School, Kenz has also completed a teaching artist internship at Lifeline Theatre in which students ages 5-12 learned theatre techniques and created scenes or shows. She has also assisted with another teaching artist's placement in a third grade classroom, and is currently a teaching assistant for a History of Dramatic Literature course at The Theatre School. In the summer of 2022, Kenz worked as a teaching artist apprentice for Creative Root Summer camp, creating plays with two groups of campers over the course of 4 weeks.
Click the Residency Example to see an example of a proposed lesson plan designed by Kenz. The TYA Packet example shows an educational teacher resource packet Kenz helped create for DePaul's production of A Wrinkle in Time, and the Creative Root button connects to the Creative Root page, showcasing Kenz as an emerging teaching artist.