DeWolf Joker WaveAs a troubled teen malcontent, I know first hand how performance, writing and film became my escape route. I’ve been a passionate believer of survival through art and will always continue to work with at-risk youth and students of all disciplines in providing any tools or guidance I can towards open expression.

        I’ve taught theater and performance as an Artist in Residence with Opera Piccola, taught filmmaking and slam poetry to teens with Lunchbox International and Digital Storytellers, and ran the first spoken word program at three juvenile detention centers. I’ve also lead writing workshops with the inmates at San Quentin Penitentiary.

        In early 2003, I coached the Fremont High School Speech Team to a National Championship, and their victory is featured in a Lucasfilm documentary. I’ve also had the honor of coaching the Youth Speaks grand slam team two years in a row, which resulted in them winning their way to the finals as featured on HBO’s Brave New Voices special. http://www.hbo.com/russell-simmons-presents-brave-new-voices

School’s I’ve Performed and/or Lead Writing Workshops At:

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Stanford University, CA

Normal University, IL

Arkansas University, AK

Everrette College, Seattle WA

Seattle University, WA

University of Minnesota, ML

Rhode Island School of Design, RI

California Polytechnic University, CA

Chico State University, Chico, CA

San Francisco State University, CA

U.C Berkeley, CA

Sonoma University, CA

U.C Davis, CA

Solano Community College, CA

Diablo Valley College, CA

Los Positas Community College, CA

California Craft Arts College, Oakland, CA

Laney Community College, Oakland, CA

YMCA County Community School, Marin CA

San Diego High School, CA

Skyline High School, Oakland, CA

James Madison High School, San Diego CA

Fremont High School, Oakland, CA

Monterey High School, CA

Liberty High School, Benicia, CA

Hogan High School, Vallejo, CA

Vallejo High School, CA

Hayward High School, Hayward CA

Balboa High School, San Francisco, CA

Castlemont High School, Oakland, CA

Newark High School, Fremont, CA

Atascadero Junior High School, CA

Albany Middle School, CA

Atascadero Middle School, CA

Wood Middle School, Alameda CA

Prospect Sierra Elementary School, El Cerrito, CA