Interactive Theatre /Diversity Training with DeValk Associates
For the past few years I have been performing with a wonderful company called DeValk Associates. We perform short dramatizations of workplace situations as catalysts to in depth conversations about micro inequities, diversity awareness and respectful, productive workplace communication.
Steve DeValk, who runs the company, interviews the clients extensively in order to then write unique scripts based on the issues the client needs addressed. Then we rehearse with him and on the day of the program our performances enhance his moderation and presentation. It’s really been exciting to do this work and I’m so happy to be a part of it all.
Here is a Fortune.com article about one of our performances for the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative last November:
Here is a link to DeValk Associates:
“Princess Posey and the Next-Door Dog” by Stephanie Greene
July 2013… Princess Posey and the Next-Door Dog by Stephanie Greene for Recorded Books, LLC.
Although no one else knows, Posey has been afraid of dogs ever since she was knocked down by a big dog when she was tiny. Whenever Posey feels challenged, she dresses in her
princess outfit featuring a pink tutu. When she hears loud barks coming from the new neighbor’s yard and decides to meet the dog, she dresses appropriately to help overcome her fear. Posey successfully rises to the occasion – with a little support from her clothing.
This early chapter book is practically perfect. The text is understanding of a child’s viewpoint without being patronizing. The print is large with generous white space between the lines and around the pages. The soft pencil illustrations are humorous. This is just one of a fine series of gentle adventures.