Connect to musical theatre...anywhere!
Kaleidoscope is an umbrella of programs that celebrate the unique voice and creative expression of neurodivergent individuals and individuals with disabilities through the performing arts.
Kaleidoscope Connect is a set of short videos designed to introduce elements of musical theatre in an inclusive and accessible way. Participant Artists try out movement (dance), voice (singing), and expression (acting), guided by Asolo Rep Teaching Artists.
This is a free theatre toolkit that is great for both classrooms and living rooms. Participant artists can watch and rewatch videos while learning more about how we use our bodies, minds, and voices in theatre.
Create and Connect with Kaleidoscope!
Meet the Kaleidoscope Connect Teaching Artists:
MEET THE TEACHING ARTIST: LEVIN VALAYIL, VOICE
Levin Valayil is a performing artist, educator, and lifelong learner. He holds his B.M. in voice/piano performance and music therapy from Berklee College of Music and his Masters of Fine Arts in musical theater from Boston Conservatory. Levin has trained with Steppenwolf Theater company in Chicago on Viewpoints, Meisner, and voice, with clown training from Christopher Bayes (Yale Drama School.) He is currently in training to become an Alexander Movement Technique Teacher and a Feldenkrais instructor. Favorite theatrical roles include: Mowgli, Jungle Book (US/Canadian Tour,Asolo Rep); Dharun Ravi, Craig Carnelia’s Poster Boy (Public Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival); Raj, Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding (Berkeley Repertory Theatre. New Musical Workshop: Bhangin It (LaJolla Playhouse). Film: “Lipreaders” dir. by Erick Spink, “Click Next to Continue” dir. by Abdul Jackson. www.levinvalayil.com
MEET THE TEACHING ARTIST: SARA BRUNOW, EXPRESSION
Sara Brunow is a theatre artist and educator, originally from the Washington, D.C. area. She has worked as a performer, director, producer, arts administrator, teaching artist, dramaturg, artistic adaptor, sensory storyteller, and arts integration specialist. Sara completed her BFA in Music Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory and went on to be a professional performer for several years in the DC theatre scene. She received her MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences from the University of Central Florida, where she specialized in creating sensory-aware theatrical experiences with and for students on the autism spectrum.
Sara has worked within the education and community engagement departments of several theatre companies around the country including Orlando Repertory Theatre, Nashville Children’s Theatre, Theatre Under The Stars, and now Asolo Rep. In her former role as Director of Community Engagement at Theatre Under The Stars, she was the program director of the Tommy Tune Awards (Houston’s high school musical theatre awards, part of the Jimmy's program) and Public Works Houston (a year-long program where community members and theatre professionals work together to learn, create, and grow as humans and artists). Sara is currently the Muriel O'Neil Education & Engagement Director at Asolo Rep.
MEET THE TEACHING ARTIST: SEA LEE, MOVEMENT
Sea Lee: Born and raised in South Korea, Sea (pronounced as “Say”) Lee was trained both conservatively and professionally at SunHwa Arts High School under the direction of Seung Yup Hong. She received an BFA with Cum Laude honors from University of Florida and MFA with fellowship from Hollins University/ American Dance Festival. Sea has performed in the works of such diverse artists including Neta Pulvermacher, Kristin O’Neal, Michael Foley, Kraig Bopi Patterson, Ming-Lung Yang, Ella Ben-Ahron, Seungyup Hong, HeJin Jang, Thomas DeFrantz, Kevin Guy, and Renee Robinson, and danced professionally with Moving Current Dance Collective where she performed in the original works of Heidi Henderson, Victoria Marks, Doug Guillespie, Somebodies Dance Theater, Cinthia Hennessy, Jack Clark, and Orange Grove Dance.
Sea has been on the faculty at the University of Tampa, St. Petersburg College and directed a dance program at Cypress Creek middle school. Sea’s choreography has been presented by Co-motion Dance Theatre (2013, 2014), HCC Dance Ensembles (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), ACDFA in University of North Carolina Greensboro (2013) and Florida State University (2011), University of Tampa (2015, 2016), Moving Current Dance Collective (2019) and presented at Hollins University, NewGrounds Festival, and the American Dance Festival. As an art advocate, she has served as a review panel for Creative Pinellas and Emerging Artist Grant (2016, 2017), which award grants to winners in various genres of arts. Sea currently serves as a dance faculty at Hillsborough Community College and Sarasota Ballet, and teaches and performs with Sarasota Contemporary Dance regionally, and with a physically integrated dance company, REVolutions Dance, nationally, and internationally.
Questions or ideas?
Contact Sara at [email protected] or call 941-351-9010 ext. 3320.