Catherine Schrock is an Applied Theater Practitioner, which brings together her roles as a humanitarian, educator, performer and writer. She has a Master’s in Educational Theater from New York University and a BA in Sociology and International Development. As a facilitator, she works independently and with local and international organizations, such as La Jolla Playhouse Theater, The Globe Theater, Performance of a Lifetime and The Global Immersion Project. Her work emphasizes performance-based teaching and learning methods in professional, educational and community contexts. She offers original creative programming custom-designed to meet the needs of the community she is servicing with topics such as community building, peace-building, communication, theater and storytelling, and conflict resolution.
Catherine spent six years developing and directing Invisible Children’s Teacher Exchange program, which brought educators from northern Uganda and North America into a collaborative teaching relationship. She also started Arts for Life, a girl’s empowerment through arts program in Kibera, Kenya. As an artist she works independently and collaboratively to create original work for publication and performance around themes of reconciliation, connection and humanizing storytelling.