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Penelope (Penny) Marantz Caywood is known and respected throughout the Salt Lake Valley as an actor, teacher, choreographer, and as the Artistic Director of University of Utah Youth Theatre. Youth Theatre is a successful year-round performing arts training program for youth ages 4 to 18, and is part of the Kennedy Center Partners in Education program along with Kingsbury Hall and the Salt Lake City School District.
Through her Partners in Education collaboration (Salt Lake City School Dis- trict and Kingsbury Hall) Penny presents scaffolded workshops to teachers and assists in the implementation of drama as a teaching method. As this program has grown, Penny has presented at numerous arts integration and teacher training workshops throughout Utah. As an in-school drama specialist, Penny works with teachers and their students to write, revise, rehearse, and perform a curriculum-based theatre script that will reinforce comprehension and motivate student learners. Because of her unique po- sition at the University of Utah, Penny also teaches Integrating Theatre in- to the Elementary Classroom. As a director and choreographer, Penny has been involved with over thirty productions along the Wasatch Front
The art of theater is an excellent method of teaching non-theatrical sub- jects in a creative interactive and stimulating way. Penny is dedicated to creating programs that make use of the full educational potential of thea- ter as a subject of study, an inst