I am a professional theatre, dance and music teaching artist. I lead parties that are different, fun, educational and group building. I have extensive experience in music and movement from Africa and the African Diaspora.
--"We love working with Jaclyn! She is very organized and arrives with a wonderful energy and enthusiasm that is infectious. The kids enjoy learning all that she has to share about Africa- her respect for the traditions and culture comes through when she is talking to the students. She is good with group management as well, and is able to nurture each individual and create a safe and creative group space."
Wild Swan Theater Ann Arbor
Price Range: $125-150
Gig Length: 40 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
I can come to you to entertain your party. I'll arrive early to set up. Depending on your requests- I'll have instruments, or scripts or I might need to familiarize myself with your cd player.
Choose from a "fun with Theatre" Birthday party
or "Drum and Dance" Birthday party
"fun with Theatre"
Readers Theatre or Improv games
-Warm up with fun group games, waking up bodies, faces and voices!
-Play fun improv games like “Machine” or “Taxi” and many more!
-if you choose- act out a script!
"Drum and Dance"
Learn about different instruments from West Africa.
Rhythm and singing games- learn a song dedicated to the birthday star!
Get up and moving! We’ll learn some traditional West African Dance.
Visual art inspired by West African culture.
If you have ideas that you don’t see here, let me know! Let’s talk!
Here's a link to some fun photos!
Hi! My name is Jaclyn Morrow.
I have been writing, directing, & costuming plays since before I can remember.
I studied graphic design, children’s theatre, costume and makeup design in college.
The last 13 years I’ve been studying and performing modern dance, and West African drum and dance, as well as performing in story productions.
I've worked with the Ann Arbor Art Center,
Chelsea Area Players Youth,
the Ann Arbor YMCA,
the Oracabessa Center in Jamaica,
Fly Art Center of Ypsilanti,
Like Water Drum and Dance,
Blue Moves Modern Dance,
and Plymouth Community Arts Theatre.
Currently I perform and teach with the Tree of life Drum and Dance Society,
and Wild Swan Theatre. I lead a theatre class with the Homeschoolers Association of Ann Arbor, and am a teaching artist with the University Musical Society.
Additional Booking Notes
It will be best if you have an open space to play in. Maybe a living room with all chairs pushed back.
Past Booked Events
|December 02, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|