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Daniel A. Kelin, II is Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s Director of Education. A nationally recognized Master Teaching Artist and, locally, a part of the Hawaii Artistic Teaching Partners Program and a trainer and mentor of teaching artists and school teachers. Dan has served as the Director of Theatre Training for Crossroads Theatre for Youth in American Samoa and as a trainer in Applied Theatre with JNJIE, a Marshall Islands youth organization. A 2009 Fulbright Research Scholar, Dan spent 6 months in India working with several schools on the implementation of a culture/history/drama integrated program. Dan was one of the first national Teaching Artist fellows with the Montalvo Arts Center in CA. ASSITEJ/USA awarded him the Ann Shaw Fellowship to visit the Aazhi Children’s Theatre in Pondicherry, India. The American Alliance for Theatre and Education named him the 1995 Youth Theatre Director of the Year. In 2002, he was the runner-up recipient of the SCBWI Barbara Karlin grant and recipient of the AATE Lin Wright Special Recognition award for work with pre-service teachers. An award winning writer, Dan has written three books, the most recent being In Their Own Words: Drama with Young English Language Learners. Other writing has appeared in NCTE’s Talking Points, NCSS’s Social Studies and the Young Learner, Stage ofthe Art, Teaching Artist Journal, Storytelling Magazine, Parabola, Spider and Highlights for Children.

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