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Molly W. Schenck

When creating work that addresses our tumultuous social and political climate, it's important to have processes in place which protect actors from vicarious trauma.

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About the author

Molly W. Schenck is an independent dance-theatre artist and the founding artistic director of Grey Box Collective (GBC). As an independent (and introverted) artist, she takes time to create solo-performances where she can investigate new forms of technologies, tools and expression. When directing for Grey Box Collective, she creates space for dialogue around difficult conversations utilizing a semi-devised approach to dance-theatre for social change. For the past ten years she has focused her creative efforts in staging sexual assault prevention. Additionally, she has performed with Orange Theatre Group, Conder/Dance Breaking Ground Series, Mesa Arts Center, and nue[BOX]. She has earned an MFA in Dance from Arizona State University, and a M. Ed. in Higher Education and a BA in Theatre from the University of Maine. Outside of the arts, she is a yoga instructor, personal trainer, and health and wellness educator. Learn more at