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"anywhere that I go is a classroom."

teaching artist

With over 15 years experience as a teaching artist, Beth Reeves received a Master of Education in Theatre Education from Columbus State University. Known for infusing culturally relevant teaching into her lessons, Beth has experience applying pedagogies that gravitate toward Social Responsible Theatre Practice.  She utilizes culturally responsive teaching methods to increase academic achievement in at risk student populations and school climate.
















Having taught students from kindergarten to college, her teaching method leaves an imprint on all students from all walks of life.  She strives to cultivate academic success and community leadership.   From teaching a variety of after school programs in challenging neighborhoods, to creating theatre curriculum for behavioral health, explaining to educators how the classroom transforms into a safe space is one of the BEST parts of her job.


Junior Theatre Festival (Atlanta, Georgia)

University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film (Oxford, Mississippi)

Alabama Educational Theatre Conference (Birmingham, Alabama)

Speak with Purpose Educational Program (Seattle, Washington)

The Club/Teen Center (Columbus, Georgia)

Fox Elementary (Columbus, Georgia)


Fountain City Poetry Slam (Columbus, Georgia)

Educational Theatre Association Conference (Georgia Chapter)

New Horizons Behavioral Health (Sky Clubhouse)

New Horizons Behavioral Health (Project Change)

Forum Leadership Institute (Columbus, Georgia)

Girls Inc. of Columbus and Phenix-Russell

Dalton State College

Dalton Little Theatre

Creative Arts Guild (Dalton, Georgia)

Empowered Youth of Columbus

Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley

Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development Conference

Child & Youth Services MWR (Fort Benning, Georgia)

Lee-Scott Academy (Auburn, Alabama)

Springer Opera House-State Theatre of Georgia

South Columbus Elementary School (Columbus, Georgia)

Columbus Regional Library

*Curriculum Vitae and references available upon request.


West African storytelling techniques and Forum Theatre-
University of Mississippi

Created a workshop/professional development for faculty and students to collaborate in this interactive space. By discovering one's purpose, cultivating how to express that through the art, a transformation occurs that leads to creating one's artistic mission statement. Topics covered: Theatre of the Oppressed, West African Storytelling Techniques, and Applied Theatre.

Picture credit: Thomas Graning and Autumn Payne/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Luminescence-Columbus State University

Luminescence is a celebration of Black Joy through art! Devised by professors Beth Reeves and Marcus Johnson, and Dr. Jordan VanHemert, this project is done in collaboration with the Columbus State University Schwob School of Music. Theatre students devise their own original pieces inspired by music, conversation, and their on past experiences. Applying methods taught from Devising and Performance and African-American Theatre and Performance, these young artists showcase not only their gifts but, more importantly, Black Joy!

Pictures and video courtesy of Columbus State University-Lailah Brewer

Devising and Performance Class Community Outreach

Community Project in Partnership with Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, a university-based consulting group that helps develop and enhance  skills by engaging  in challenging, interactive sessions.

The students of Beth's Devising and Performance Class devised a piece for Girls Inc. Columbus, Georgia. The young artists used the arts as a tool to promote leadership and literacy in the city for both adults and children. 

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