Michael Kemeh

Assistant Professor

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Michael Kemeh

Michael Kemeh, known as Shabaash, is the coordinator of the Creative Arts and Early Childhood and Creative Arts and Elementary programs at Lesley. During his post-graduate teacher training for his Postgraduate Certificate in Education from University of Leeds, UK, he taught in British secondary schools and colleges, and has taught at the University of Ghana, where he had coordinated numerous theatre for development outreach projects connected with issues on health, adult literacy, teen pregnancy, and women's socio-economic improvement.

Shabaash loves sharing his expertise in integrating drama into classroom curriculum with educators. He also has great passion for using "theatre for development" for education, mobilization, and improvement of the lives of people in marginalized communities. He successfully adapted this theatre technique to address multicultural and social issues through workshops in elementary, middle, and high schools in the states of Washington, Arizona, and Kansas. 

PhD, Kansas State University

Publications and Presentations

  • "Theater by women for the socio-economic improvement of rural women in Ghana," published in V. Marcow-Speiser & M.C. Powell (Eds.). (2005). Little signs of hope: Arts, education, and social change. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
     
  • Adapted and directed "Ananse and the Birds," Readers Theatre performance at the Black Box Theater, Woburn Boys & Girls Club, Woburn, MA. November 2008.