Leader of Workshops and Residencies
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"When you stop chasing grades and begin to learn for learning's sake, your life will change forever!"
Writing research papers in the 21st century should be easier than it was "back in the day." While the internet has helped in some ways, it has also created distractions for students who can't tell good research from bad and who have a hard time staying on task to complete multi-step research papers. I will:
- Meet with clients and families to determine your needs and develop a realistic timeline to achieve success
- Work with students one on one to complete research papers from outline through works cited
- Help students understand the process so they can be successful in college and beyond
- Tutor students (Grades 1 - 12) in many subjects with an emphasis on reading comprehension, writing, and oral communication
Creative Careers Coach
"It's not only who you know, but WHAT you know!"
Some coaches will tell you that you can't succeed without their connections. Connections are great, but university programs want talented, driven, realistic and emotionally stable young artists. When you're prepared, you can succeed on your own. Doesn't that sound like a healthy way to approach a career in the creative arts? I will:
- Meet with the client and family to determine how I can help students set realistic goals and keep to a timeline
- Keep families posted on progress
- Monologue and song selection
- Audition coaching
- College selection guidance
- College essay preparation/editing
- Pre-screens filmed/edited
- Portfolio preparation and presentation for designers, stage managers
- Internship placement and supervision
- Arranging photographers, accompanists, studio space as needed
- Directing plays (directing tab for more details)
- Special events videography/editing (weddings, anniversaries, retirements, etc.)
About Keri Wormald
Keri has been a successful educator for many years. She established the theatre program at the Shenandoah Valley Governor's School and has served on the faculties of the Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk, the summer residential Governor's School for the Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Richmond, the Newport News Summer Institute for the Arts and the specialty center for the arts in Chesterfield County, Virginia. She has been an adjunct faculty member or guest director at James Madison University, Blue Ridge Community College, Randolph Macon College, Longwood University, the University of Richmond, and VCU. She splits her time between the U.S. and Edinburgh, Scotland where she teaches postgraduate arts management students from Taiwan Normal University (in cooperation with Universal Arts) during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Keri's professional achievements have mostly been in directing. In 2014, her Cadence/Virginia Rep production of Clybourne Park won "best play" and "best director" from the Richmond Theatre Critics' Circle. Previous shows that have been similarly honored include August: Osage County, Doubt, Well!, How I Learned to Drive, and Heathen Valley. She has directed for Heritage Rep in Charlottesville, the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia and for most theatre companies in Richmond. Keri's appearance in Raised in Captivity in 1996 earned her a "Best Actress" nomination by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Keri has also written several plays with/for high school students that have won statewide titles. She has designed sets, costumes, sound, and lighting as well. Keri is a member of Actors' Equity and is a teaching artist of the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Visit their website for more on opportunities to partner with Keri to create new arts programs. http://www.arts.virginia.gov/roster_Keri_Wormald.html
Keri was a Disney American Teacher Award honoree (for creative teaching practice) in 1999. Subsequently, the Virginia General Assembly passed a joint resolution recognizing her as one of the country's top arts educators. She was a 2006 SURDNA Fellow which allowed her to study at the Center for Performance Research in Aberystwyth, Wales with renowned performance artist Ping Chong.
She holds an MFA in theatre/directing and theatre literature from Virginia Commonwealth University. She did a year of postgraduate theatre studies in England at Lancaster University after receiving her BS degree in Communication Arts (theatre and broadcasting)/English from James Madison University.