Resources for Teachers Act Up!

Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor & Mariana Souto-Manning, Teachers Act Up! Creating Multicultural Learning Communities through Theatre (New York: Teachers College Press, 2010)

American Educational Researchers Association:

M. Cahnmann-Taylor & R. Siegesmund, Arts-Based Research in Education: Foundations for Practice, 2nd Edition (New York: Routledge, 2018).

Mariana Souto-Manning, Freire, Teaching, and Learning: Culture Circles Across Contexts (New York: Peter Lang, 2010).

M. Souto-Manning, Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom: Strategies, Tools, &Approaches (New York: Teachers College Press, 2013).

M. Souto-Manning & Jessica Martell, Reading, Writing, & Talk: Inclusive Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners, K-2 (New York: Teachers College Press, 2016).

S. Alim & D. Paris, “What Is Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Why Does It Matter,” in Paris and Alim (eds.), Culturally Sustained Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World (New York: Teachers College Press, 2017), 1-21.

Judith Butler, Gender Trouble: Feminism & the Subversion of Identity (New York: Routledge, 2006).

Viola Spolin, Theatre Games for the Classroom: A Teacher’s Handbook (Chicago: Northwestern University Press, 1986).

Viola Spolin site:

Jamy Stillman & John Lucian Beltramo, “Exploring Freirean Culture Circles & Boalian Theatre as Pedagogies for Preparing Asset-Oriented Teacher Educators,” Teachers College Record, 121, June 2019.

Teaching Proficiency Through Reading & Storytelling: