ENACT’s first ever Teaching Artist Spotlight will feature Alicia Thompson. Alicia has worked at ENACT since 2000.
Why I work at ENACT: for the commitment to our community of students, teachers and families, and the collaboration of fellow Teaching Artists.
Favorite ENACT experience: I have had many standout teaching moments but recently during a final performance a very tough, guarded 5th grader, whom I have taught for three years, had a breakthrough moment on stage. She somehow connected the words of a song about resilience to her personal experience and the work that we had done during a 17 session Resilience Workshop. In a moment she became overwhelmed with emotion, broke down and cried! With great conviction and strength, she belted out the words to the audience, singing through the tears, and became 10 feet tall in front of our eyes!! She brought the audience to tears and to our feet. Transformative moments like this are why I continue to work for ENACT!
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Who would play me in a movie: Naomie Harris
Favorite NYC Bagel Shop: Bagel Delight
Favorite theater experience: Playing Antigone in Junior High School. Although I knew that I wanted to be an actress, doing that play convinced me that I could be great at it.
Thank you Alicia for your years of service to ENACT. Look out for more about our Teaching Artists on the ENACT website coming soon.