The dramatic arts are a profound combination of the spoken word and the human person, where actors embody fundamental ideas of creation along with significant literary and production components. In this episode, Kolbe Online teacher (and alumna!) Dolores Ann Mihaliak visits with Bonnie and Hope about these ideas and Kolbe’s new Drama Portfolio and Advanced Dramatic Arts classes, including how Kolbe’s curriculum addresses questions of humanity and relationships in context and the Zoom theater online creative endeavor developing in quarantine.
Dolores’s upcoming online production of As You Like It: https://www.richmondcatholictheatre.com/
Dolores graduated from the University of Dallas in Texas with a degree in Drama and a concentration in Business. She has worked across the country at major regional theaters in various producing and educational roles. Theaters include Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Goodspeed Musicals. Since 2016 she has spearheaded The Theater Initiative (@theInitiativeTheater): a collaboration of artists from New York to California aimed at spreading truth and joy through Dramatic Arts. They have produced fifteen productions in both professional and academic settings. Dolores is passionate about arts education, and is overjoyed to be teaching the first Dramatic Arts course for Kolbe Academy Online School this year.