AIR Blog

Curtis Robbins: Unexpected Results

One of the earliest memories my wife and I have together comes from both being cast in the play, Trip to Bountiful, at our college. (If you know the play, she played the beautiful, kind young woman on the bus; I was the sheriff.) At one rehearsal, our director became...

Katie Wall: Ask Questions

My entire life, I have always been that kid in the classroom with her hand up, asking a million questions. Some people might label my desire to ask questions as inquisitive, some might just hope it stops sometime soon. It wasn’t until my work with Arts Integrated...

Samuel Wood: Youth Interns: Rayni, Lucey & Danielle

Catch Three Rising Stars, Bright Hair, Even Brighter Futures Arts Integrated Resources (AIR) has certainly had its fair share of incredible youth interns over the years, and these three blue hair-highlights are no exception. During an interview with Danielle Perez,...

Brian Harper: Don’t Tell Me a Story

I am the proud dad of two delightful, curious and wiggly boys ages 8 and 11. One of my favorite memories- and I don’t think I am alone- was reading them a story at bedtime. They would laugh and point at the pictures as I tried to entertain them with my funny voices. I...

Samuel Wood: A Holiday Letter of Gratitude

Our communities’ norms, manners and behaviors help to define us. They are the psychological gestures on which we build our personal stories. The farmer from the heartland has the “stronger-than-any-contract” hand shake. The Southerner has the irony of the “bless your...

Mark Pergola: Storytelling: The Secret's in the Sauce

“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Native American proverb It is Sunday, and I am four hours into cooking a pot of homemade marinara sauce. Periodically, I stir,...

Laura Slack: Educational Theatre Internship: The Art of Discovery

Imagine yourself a young college student pursuing a degree in theatre. You’ve given everything you’ve got in the audition room. A week later you walk to the MSU Denver callboard with hopes of being one of the few chosen to intern as an educational theatre touring...