Cynthia MazzantTheatre / Drama
Cynthia Mazzant is a member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers, an independent labor union, a member of The Dramatists Guild, Inc, and a member of the National Dance Education Organization.
Cynthia is a Co-Artistic Director/Founder of Tempest Productions, a registered consultant artist for the PA Council on the Arts, an Assistant Teaching Professor at Penn State University, and has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants for her work in creative drama and theatre-in-education. She is a co-founder and currently serves as the Artistic Director for the Central PA Theatre & Dance Festival and served as the CIU10 Regional Coordinator for Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation competition created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation for over 15 years.
Cynthia has spent the last 30 years working in Theatre-in-Education (TIE), Drama-in-Education (DIE), Conflict Resolution Through Drama (CRTD), and Social Emotional Learning Through the Arts. She has designed several residencies and workshops for students using theatre, creative drama, literacy, dance, music, and multi-media. Her work as a choreographer focuses on period dance (social and folk) as well as musical theatre dance. Cynthia works with all ages from toddler to senior citizens.