Devising & Directing: a Workshop for Theatre Educators

New Bedford Festival Theatre  &  The Theatre Program at Bristol Community College



Devising & Directing: 

a Workshop for Theatre Educators

Wednesday, January 12

8:30 am – 2:oo pm

Margaret L. Jackson Performing Arts Center

Bristol Community College

Join us for a hands-on workshop designed especially for theatre educators where we’ll explore:


Devised Theatre

Learn all about the devising process!

Conceptualizing a Production

Delve into all elements of design from costumes and sets to lighting and sound! 

Directing Techniques

Dig into strategies to take you through the rehearsal process!

Assessing Student Work 

Examine how to assess student work in theatre education!


Registration Deadline: December 10, 2021

Registration Fees: $100 for K-12 educators; $50 for teaching artists & pre-service teachers

Payment methods: Mail check to NBFT, P.O. Box 4095, New Bedford, MA 02740

To pay by credit card, call the NBFT office at 508-991-5212

Lunch will be provided!

Click here to register!

Questions? Contact Liz at



David Ledoux

A member of SAG/AFTRA and Actor’s Equity, David is an assistant theatre professor and the artistic director of the theatre program at Bristol Community College. He has worked at such theatres as The McCarter Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, George Street Playhouse, The Jean Cocteau Repertory, and Goodspeed Opera House. He holds a BFA in acting from the Purchase College Conservatory of Theatre Arts and an MFA in directing from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.



Elizabeth Bettencourt, Ed.D.

Liz holds a BFA in acting and a BS in secondary education from the University of Rhode Island, a Masters in Reading & Literacy from Endicott College, and a Doctorate in Education from Northeastern University. A former high school ELA and theatre teacher as well as an education consultant, Liz now serves as a guest artist at Massasoit Community College and a theatre instructor at Bristol Community College. She is the Director of Education and the Assistant Artistic Director of New Bedford Festival Theatre.



Sarah Cadieux-Pacheco

Sarah is the Teaching and Learning Specialist in the Arts for New Bedford Public Schools and also the co-director of the NBHS Drama Club.  A graduate of Emerson College (BA, Theatre Education) and Boston University (M.Ed., Curriculum and Teaching), Sarah has worked as the Director of Education, Curriculum and Assessment for the Center for Dynamic Learning in Providence, RI, as an adjunct theatre instructor at Rhode Island College, and as a theatre teacher at NBHS. Sarah is the Summer Academy Coordinator and a member of the Board of Directors for New Bedford Festival Theatre.