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Baby Artsplay!

Join us for bi-weekly fun-filled sessions with Jennifer Ridgway that use art such as music, movement, drama, and storytelling to support foundational skills like counting, rhythm, movement, and more! Presented by Young Audiences of Maryland.

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About Jennifer Ridgway: 

Jennifer Ridgway, a theatre teaching artist, creates extraordinary theatre experiences that activate artistry, amplify ordinary stories, increase empathy, agitate change and create joy in communities. Jennifer has taught, performed and directed with the Maryland State Department of Education Fine Arts Office, Wolf Trap, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Fulton Theatre, Arena Stage, InterAct Story Theatre, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Programs, among others, including Beijing, China.

Trained in critical literacy, her multi-literate approach develops openness with ambiguity and multiplicity, probes at assumptions and invites perspective taking while encouraging creative transformation. Through Wolf Trap’s Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Jennifer designs curriculum alongside classroom teachers and caretakers for ages 0 through grade 2, focusing on social-emotional development through drama literacy.

Jennifer holds a MFA in Theatre for Youth (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) and a BA in Acting (University of Maryland, College Park). She holds a certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in Arts and Culture Strategy and is a 2021 cohort member of A-REALL (Anti-Racist Educators of the Arts Learning Lab). Jennifer is the Co-Founder and Vice President of the Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic. She also founded YARD DRAMAS, a strategy to engage Prince George’s County MD families and households juggling virtual worlds and social isolation during the pandemic and beyond. Jennifer is ready to reset, reimagine and play our way into a new world that is just and equitable for all.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:00am

Virtual Event
Event Type

Arts @ the Pratt, Virtual Event, Early Learning

Age Group

Kids, Ages birth-2, Ages 3-5

Compass Category

Programs For Children, Programs For Families

Event Publisher

Manager of Children’s Services

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