Marisa Jones, Education Associate

Marisa Jones  


Education Associate

Marisa Jones
 (she/her/hers), Education Associate, spent much of 2020 learning about and relying heavily on the virtual classroom! She regularly teaches for Huntington@Homeschooland is grateful for the opportunity through new technologies to reach students here and around the world who wish to continue their study of theatre education despite the global pandemic. She received a B.F.A in Theatre Education with a minor in writing from Emerson College where she was the recipient of the Phyllis A. McCullough Scholarship for Performing Arts. Marisa co-authored (Colby, Nelson) the paper, Signs of Change: New Directions in Theatre Education published in the Youth Theatre Journal. Marisa went on to earn an Ed. M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education as part of the Arts in Education program (A.I.E.) and dedicated part of her study to a concentration in Human Development & Psychology. Marisa joined the Huntington in the summer of 2002, after many years acting and directing in Boston, where she performed in The Crucible, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Waiting for Godot, among others, and she was also the Assistant Director for Bunnicula, one of her all-time favorite children's theatre productions, on the Emerson Mainstage. Her long tenure at the Huntington has also afforded her some unique opportunities, as she ushered in the first "open caption" event at the Huntington as part of the larger Accessibility programming, and she has written countless curriculum guides for the Huntington's premier Student Matinee series. Outside of the Huntington, Marisa has mentored future theatre educators at the post-secondary level at James Madison University, and currently teaches theatre and speech at Roxbury Community College. She currently serves as a consultant for several local arts organizations and in 2020 received her online teaching credential through Quality Matters. She is licensed to teach Communication & the Performing Arts (All Levels) in the state of Massachusetts and has been teaching, directing, and writing for students in and around the Boston area since 2000.  

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