ARTISTS

ARTISTS

Robin Pease

Type: Performance
Art Form: Storytelling
Grade Level: K - 12

Robin Pease is Founding Artistic Director of Kulture Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing arts and cultural awareness for kids of all ages using innovative, participatory, educational theatre programs, workshops, and residencies. She holds a BFA in theatre from The Boston Conservatory and an MFA in theatre from Case Western Reserve University. She is a member of Actors Equity Association, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Western Reserve Association for the Preservation and Perpetuity of Storytelling.

Robin has been the Director of Theater/Dance and instructor at several schools and institutes of higher learning, including Hiram College, Hawken School, Notre Dame College of Ohio, and Lakeland Community College. She has been the Artist-in-Residence at Hathaway Brown School and Laurel School, as well as for the New Jersey and Nebraska State Arts Councils, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Robin is on the roster of artists for the Ohio State-Based Collaboratives Initiative and Young Audiences Northeast Ohio, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. She is a certified Theater Assessor for gifted and talented elementary school students for Project Start ID, as well as a teaching artist for Art is Education and teaching artist/consultant for Playhouse Square Department of Community Engagement and Education.

She has presented for Arts Education Partnership, Kennedy Center, International Children’s Games, Ohio Library Diversity Conference, Ohio PTA, Cleveland Association for the Education of Young Children, Cleveland State University Summer Institute, the Once Upon A Time Storytelling Conference and the Initiative for Cultural Arts in Education. She has appeared in several productions of the statewide From Here: A Century Of Voices In Ohio, with support of the Ohio Humanities Council. She received critical acclaim as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the Annual Marilyn Bianchi Children’s Playwriting Festival, the oldest such festival in the U.S, and has performed for the Nonviolence Network and Artists for Peace.

 Robin directed the Brown Foundation and Washburn University’s Now Let Me Fly Anniversary Celebration of Brown v. Board. She has created a unique theatre program for autistic children with the Creative Education Institute, directed for the theatre department at Cleveland State University and sponsored and the Annual Aurora Pow Wow featuring Native American artists from all over the country. For The Cleveland Play House, she has provided Class Act & Play House College Workshops; Professional Development & Lesson Plans for teachers; Co-Sponsored the Improv Olympics for High School students; worked on NEOEA Day and When Cultures Collide, ICARE, and other residencies; as well as workshops and study guides for Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Kite Runner, Inherit the Wind, Pride and Prejudice, The 39 Steps, Bunnicular, and Man of LaMancha, just to name a few.

Robin has received the Seth Rosenberg Award, the Cleveland Community Healer Award, the Young Audiences’ Sunshine Award, is listed in Who’s Who in America and was named by the National Storytelling Network an “emerging, under-appreciated and regional treasure storyteller”. Her audio CD The Talkative Turtle And Other Tales has fans all over the world.

Programs Offered

Robin Pease performs Native American Storytelling programs for school assemblies