Director of Inquiry Blog: Shahrzad & The Angry King
About the Author: Clare Hammoor
Clare is a playful educator whose practice is animated by inquiry and joy. With a passion for collaboration and arts integration, Clare brings experience working with a diversity of folks to create genuine questions and deep learning. Clare comes from Blue School in Manhattan where he was the Theatre Specialist and Director. During his time at Blue, Clare collaboratively developed an arts integration curriculum with a team of children, teachers, administrators, and arts specialists. While in New York, Clare worked with Brooklyn Acting Lab as its Director of Education while directing theatre professionally. Clare has taught at New York University and University of Denver and given lectures across the US. He has led classes and workshops internationally and his writing appears in articles, chapters, and journal editorships. After moving to Denver, Clare was the Theatre Teacher and Director at South High School. Clare’s passion for joy and justice has also led him to teach university courses in prisons for the past eight years. He is currently an instructor for the DU Prison Arts Initiative where he started a series of play-based arts workshops for children and their incarcerated parents. Clare earned an EdD from NYU where his research focused on the agencies of children and things in play. He also holds a MA in Educational Theatre from NYU and a BA in Theatre and Religious Studies from Indiana University. Clare loves reading, cooking, making new theatre, and antiquing with his partner, Ashley Hamilton.