Allison Lerman-Gluck (she/her/hers)
Trainer, Facilitator, Educator
EDUCATION, TRAINING, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS
Certificate in Disability Inclusive Mentoring, Partners for Youth with Disabilities 2021
Course Completion for Universal Design for Learning in the Arts, Kennedy Center 2021
Creative Youth Development Fellowship Recipient, Mass Cultural Council 2020
M.A. in Applied Theatre, CUNY SPS 2017
Community Arts Grant, NYSCA 2015
B.A. in Theatre, Education, and Community Building, Hampshire College 2012
PUBLISHED WRITING & CONTENT CREATION
Tablet Magazine: “A Prayer for Pandemic Times,” published June 12, 2020
Hey Alma!: “Internal Bullying Within the Jewish Community Needs to Stop,” published March 11, 2020
YouTube: Allie Tells Stories - Interactive Storytelling for your kiddo or your inner kiddo Apple Podcasts: The Illness Chronicles Podcast - A podcast on living with chronic illness
Anti-Bias Educator, Dorot, Virtual
● I facilitate discussions and trainings on anti-bias with multigenerational groups of teens and older adults.
Educator, Community Access to the Arts, Great Barrington, MA
● I lead workshops on storytelling and theatre for folks with disabilities of all ages
Curriculum Developer, Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Virtual
● I developed a curriculum for youth with disabilities on the job interview process
Trainer and Advisor, Narrative 4, Virtual
● I train facilitators in a process called the “story exchange,” and I advise teams of teachers and trained facilitators across the Northeast on how to utilize the story exchange methodology in their schools and organizations.
Teaching Artist, Barrington Stage Company, MA
● I lead Applied Theatre programs with teens and young people from across Berkshire County.
Education Coordinator, Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA
● I ran the administrative elements of the education department, and I planned, led, and facilitated in Applied Theatre-based educational programming with ages 3 through adult.
● I coordinated and led staff training on building facilitation skills, anti-racism, accessibility, gender and sexual identity, and anti-bias education.
Residential Teacher, and Theatre Director, Buxton School, MA
● I was a student advisor, as well as a dorm parent. I taught English, drama, and directing to grades 9 through 12.
● I also ran and coordinated trainings for staff on anti-bias and anti-racism, sexism, how to support trans and GNC students, anti-semitism, and more.
Director, In Our Own Words: From Story to Script summer camp, Williamstown, MA
● I created and ran an Applied Theatre summer camp for ages 6-11.
Tween Summer Camp Program Director, JCC, Schenectady, NY
● I ran a traveling summer camp for middle schoolers, and I trained a team of 5 facilitators to help lead the camp.
Co-Director, As We Are: A Jewish Feminist Theatre Project, New York City, NY
● I co-produced and co-directed a project that brought together Jewish folks who felt marginalized from Judaism for reasons related to gender or sexual orientation to envision and create new Jewish rituals and traditions.
Teaching Artist, The Moth, New York City, NY
● I co-facilitated “Moth”-style storytelling workshops in Flushing, Queens.
Residential Teaching Counselor, Girls Leadership, South Hadley, MA
● I led Applied Theatre programs and theatre devising with groups of middle school girls at a residential summer program.
VARIED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
● Teaching Artist, Creative Collaborative Theatre, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
● Assistant Storytelling Coach, Children at the Well, Albany, NY
● Director, Fame, Saratoga Children’s Theatre, Saratoga Springs, NY
● Co-Director/Writer, Underneath, Albany NY
● Co-Creator/Producer/Director/Writer, The Rejection Project, Albany Barn, Albany, NY
● Associate Touring Production Manager, MOM BABY GOD, Smartt Productions
● Director of Programming, Camp Shomria, Liberty, NY
RATES AND REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
"Allison is an insightful teacher. She was able to inform my acting and directing by tweaking flaws that I'd never have noticed on my own, all while consciously upkeeping a remarkably safe and supportive environment. I felt safe and more than able to own up to what I needed to improve."