EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR : Colleen Laliberte
Colleen Laliberte has been working as a teaching artist for the past twenty years.
In 1993 she attended the Loose Moose International Improvisation Summer School in Calgary, Alberta Canada, where she met and studied with Keith Johnstone. She has continued to study with Keith since 1993 (back in Calgary, at Bay Area Theatresports, at Philly Improv Theatre and most recently taking the bold leap to bring Keith Johnstone to her hometown of Chattanooga Tennessee. March 2010 will be Keith’s fourth intensive offered in Chattanooga, sponsored by Colleen and the Skwalking Heads Production Team. Colleen has taught Johnstone based improvisation classes for Theatre teachers in public schools, for the Southeast Theatre Conference (SETC), for the Network of Performing Arts Magnet Schools Conference, for The Tennessee Teaching Academy (Belmont University), and currently teaches improvisation at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
She has conducted school residencies throughout the US, and her international residencies include Sweden, Austria, and Canada. As founding Director of Skwalking Heads Production Co., she has directed and co-created theatrical experiences for audiences of all ages. Colleen can create a dynamic performance experience for students in the classroom or on the stage. In addition to classroom residencies Colleen has designed teacher-training workshops for Universities, professional development conferences and community organizations. She is a member of the Applied Improv Network and relishes any opportunity to connect with fellow improvisers.