McRae (PPAS head of movement department, New Victory Teaching Artist, SFAC Director of Theater) an is actor, clown, director, designer, writer, and devised theater collaborator. In the field of teaching artistry he is a circus coach, curriculum designer, consultant, and arts administrator.
He has spent over 10,000 hours in classroom settings teaching theater, circus, CircusYoga, and visual art and developd curriculum and learning opportunities for any setting from classroom to boardroom. WT has directed and choreographed Babel (Off Broadway) Guys and Dolls, Beauty and The Beast, Children of Eden, Seussical, and Bye Bye Birdie and Medea.
After training in theatre at Adelphi University, WT went on to teach ‘Theatre as Conflict Resolution” for the Bronx Arts Ensemble.When he is not bringing his particular brand of comedy high jinks to school children he is probably teaching them. WT teaches circus and theatre for Sitka Fine Arts Camp, The New Victory Theatre, Circus Minimus and others
Whether performing a show hundreds of times, creating a new piece of work for young audiences, or sketching on the subway, WT brings focus and idealism to artistic projects, and everything he creates leaves him hungrier to create something better. He creates collaborative works and community centered art experiences.