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Where has the summer gone?

by Thea Kohout, Intern at Theatre Action Project

Today is my last day at Theatre Action Project, which seems incredibly weird. Where on earth has the summer gone? I am really sorry to be leaving, though, because this summer has been the perfect combination of fun, challenging, silly, and rewarding. I feel like I’ve done and learned an incredible amount of things, such as:

  • Set up galleries of campers’ projects at Friday camp sharings,
  • Did an incredible amount of research on artistic pedagogies, different learning styles, different teaching styles, and theories of the uses of public spaces,
  • Fought with (and lost to)  Microsoft Excel almost daily while helping with data entry,
  • Learned how to screen print,
  • Put together guides and resources for TAP teaching artists,
  • Went through and organized camp curricula,
  • Managed (somehow) not to kill the beautiful plants growing outside the TAP storage shed,
  • Researched and compiled a list of fun multicultural children’s books for the TAP library,
  • Gone on one of the most fun staff retreats imaginable,
  • And, finally, met a group of amazingly creative, intelligent, and passionate people at this organization who really have inspired me to think about a future in arts education.

What a great, full summer I’ve been lucky enough to have here. And now, off to something completely different: a semester in South Africa. If any of you are interested in keeping up with me, you can find my travel blog at capetowncapers.tumblr.com. Thanks for everything and see you later, TAP!

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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