College of the Arts
Alyssa Landroché is a senior in the Theatre Education program. Her passion for helping young people through theatre has led to many opportunities where she has been able to demonstrate traditional scholarship, creative work, and pedagogical projects.
Alyssa grew to love arts-based research while she served as a co-researcher on a project exploring the experiences of actors who worked on the devised production: Facing Depression in Cache Valley. She has presented findings from this project in peer-reviewed sessions at the American Alliance for Theatre and Education conference in New Orleans, LA, and the American Educational Research Association Conference in Toronto, CA. Her most exciting project was developing an original Theatre for the Very Young production designed for audiences aged 0-3 years old, which served children who would not otherwise have exposure to theatre and dramatic arts.
As an educator, Alyssa has also developed and implemented a reader’s theatre experience for students at Ellis Elementary School in Logan that culminated in a public performance for parents. She has also worked with the ArtsBridge program to teach a drama/biology integrated lesson to schools around Cache Valley. Alyssa looks forward to continuing to share her love of theatre and learning to young people.