Director, Special Projects/Project CHANGE
As Director of Special Programs, Carmen Kelly currently spearheads Project CHANGE, CAT’s unique initiative to develop CUNY student advocates for adolescent health in Brooklyn and Queens. She has developed and led professional training initiative for students at NYU School of Law, a multi-year afterschool antiviolence program in NYC public schools, workplace readiness learning opportunities for young people with special needs, and a young women’s peer leadership program at Preston High School in the Bronx. Ms. Kelly has presented and led professional development programs at many American Alliance of Theatre and Education conferences. Internationally, she has trained and presented at International Drama and Education Association (IDEA) conferences in Norway and Canada. Ms. Kelly has worked extensively in professional theatre, film and television and was a founding member of Walter Dallas’s Proposition Theater Company. She earned her B.A. in Speech and Drama at Spelman College, where she received the Jerome Award for Creative Achievement, and her M.A. in Educational Theatre at New York University. She has also studied at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and The Actors' and Directors' Lab in New York City. She joined CAT in 1994.