Teaching Artist Theater-Maker
Who I Am...
A Colorado-based theater-maker, applied theatre practitioner, and "artivist,"I work to educate and engage a variety of diverse age groups and communities through the performing arts. I am deeply committed to social justice work through community-based arts. I am passionate about radical, human-centered democratization of the arts and about creating space for authentic dialogue.
Theatre-making and Arts Education
Professional, Community, and Youth Theater
Musicals, straight plays, & opera stage direction
Original devised work
Cabaret and musical review
Full and part-time in-classroom teaching experience
Guest artist residencies
Holistic, Arts-based Sex Education
Inclusive, consent-based K-12 curriculum
Resources for families and people of ALL ages
Facilitation and Community-Building
Community-based performance co-creation
Kristel Jelinek Brown (she/her)
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (co-authored by Alex Alvarez)
I'd like to acknowledge that I am living and working on the Indigenous lands of Turtle Island, the ancestral name for what is now called North America. Furthermore, I acknowledge and recognize that the Denver-Boulder area sits in the territory of the Arapahoe, Cheyanne, and Ute peoples. I would like to recognize the 48 contemporary tribal nations historically tied to the land that comprise Colorado. I see and affirm the ties these nations have to their ancestral homelands and all the Indigenous people who thrive today. I also hold space and acknowledge the painful history of ill treatment and forced removal that has had a continuing negative impact on Native nations. I honor the Indigenous people here and thank the ancestors of this place.