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Mike Manship

EDUCATION / SKILLS____________________________________________________________________
- Advanced Spanish Speaker -
- BS, Psychology & Minor Equivalent, Theatre; Furman University, 2001 -
- Extensive study of improvisation through ComedySportz, ImprovBoston, iO, and The Second City

TEACHING EXPERIENCE__________________________________________________________________
Lead Teacher at JCC AfterSchool Chicago, IL Jan 2012 June 2014

Create, plan, and execute afterschool activities for kindergarten to 5th grade students

Self-Employed Drama Teacher / Advisor Ongoing
Clients have included Pocket Full of Tales (Los Angeles, CA), The Arlington Children's Theatre (Arlington, MA),
ImprovBoston (Cambridge, MA), Arlington Public Libraries (Arlington, MA), The Brooks School (North
Andover, MA), Freelance Players, Inc. (Boston, MA), The Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild
(Chelmsford, MA), Newton North High School (Newton, MA) and The American Camping Association

Drama Counselor, Camp 1 in 100 Northbrook, IL July 2013

Developed and executed drama curriculum for children with developmental disabilities, including high-
functioning autism and anxiety

Volunteer Teacher at Barrel of Monkeys Chicago, IL Jan March 2012

Co-taught 6 week Barrel of Monkeys creative writing curriculum at The Paderewski School

Actor / Educator at Urban Improv Boston, MA Jan 2004 - June 2011

Worked with Boston Public Schools students in three, nine-week sessions per year
Performed, sang, and created "group scenes" with fourth and fifth graders
Performed and led discussions for middle and high school students
Developed new curriculum as an ensemble to better serve the needs of these students

Teacher at ASLP Summer Program Buzzards Bay, MA Summer 2006-2010
Taught improvisation in a three-week summer program for 7th and 8th grade students
At the end of the program, the students performed improvisational comedy for their peers

Counselor at CRCAP Summer Arts Program Dover, MA Summer 2003 - 2005
Taught introductory and advanced improvisation, basic directing and acting, and sketch comedy classes for students
ages 8 through 15

Actor / Educator at Deana's Fund Bridgewater, MA Nov 2001 - Oct 2003
Performed in the shows All Stars and Doin' the Right Thing, which toured to local elementary and middle schools
Facilitated discussion with students ages 5 to 14 after each performance

Afterschool Teacher at MAP Medfield, MA Nov 2001 - June 2002
Created, planned, and executed afterschool activities ranging from informal games to engaging informational
presentations for 2nd and 3rd grade students

Asst Camp Director, Horizons for Youth Camp Sharon, MA June 2001 - Aug 2001
Oversaw summer operation of the Horizons for Youth Camp, which sought to provide at-risk youth ages 8 to 17 the
opportunity to attend a summer camp

Drama Director, Horizons for Youth Camp Sharon, MA June 2000 - Aug 2000
Developed and executed drama curriculum for at-risk youth ages 7 to 17 in 3, 2-week sessions