"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
Kerry Warren is a biracial New York based actor and teaching artist. She strives to create a classroom of joy and deep practice. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School where she received The President Polisi Prize for Artist as Citizen and has taught with Harlem Children’s Zone, Lincoln Center Education, Hunts Point Alliance, Project Art, Arts Connection, Creative Arts, and at the 52nd Street Project as the WIN/Project Exchange director. As an actor she has performed on Broadway, Off Broadway, and regionally. Some of her favorite credits include The River with Hugh Jackman, Much Ado About Nothing with the Mobile Unit at The Public directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah that toured to prisons and community centers in all five boroughs and Romeo and Juliet at Dallas Theater Center. Catch her on this season of New Amsterdam on NBC as Nurse Varenne.
"During the Spring Session of TAP I have had the opportunity to connect with other teaching artists from my tiny apartment in Brooklyn. Even though we've only interacted on tiny zoom squares it has been healing to learn, play, and join a community of artists while exploring alternative paths in arts management. I worked with Katie on improving my resume as well as how to apply for grants. My favorite workshop was on Consent and Creativity, I was so inspired by the group conversations from that Zoom, that I wrote my first blog."
Most Memorable TAP Moment:
"The first workshop I was introduced to my CARE TEAM. Meow Meow Periodt. Who knew that breakout rooms would bring such comfort. I hate that we can't be in the same room, breathing together but this online semester came as close as we could. I felt seen. The facilitators would always call me and others by name, they gave me time to observe and join the space when ready. Those time when I felt burnt out from ZOOM, or uncomfortable in learning something new, or frustrated by what needed to get done, I always had the time needed to move through those challenges. I felt invited truly welcome and now I use so many exercises from the workshops in my own classrooms. Even though the Spring Session is over I feel like this is a beginning rather than an ending of being a solo teaching artist."
Find out more about Kerry here:
TAP Blog: "The Show Must Go On"