Felicia Brown

Teacher Partner, Trenton Youth Theater

Ms. Felicia Latoya Brown is currently the Career and Technical Education (CTE) theatre educator at Trenton Central High School. She brings her experiences from acting, singing, directing, stage managing, dramaturgy, and traveling to her tenth through twelfth-grade students. Though she worked at another school for twelve non-consecutive years and built a theatre program from scratch for that school, it is her work in Trenton that connects her and her students with McCarter Theatre, Passage Theatre, Princeton University, and Rowan University. Together they shape a program designed to give TCHS theatre students an opportunity to develop comprehensive skills in theatre.

Her love for cultural and ethnic understanding drives the work she does. Besides teaching in the US, she taught short theatre programs in Kenya, Brazil, and Costa Rica. The latter of which included drama therapy with former child prostitutes. Her performances have included singing in Egypt and Slovakia. Her research in Slovak theatre has made her one of the few Americans to be repeatedly invited to the Slovak Theatre Nova Drama Festival.

Ms. Brown holds an MA in theatre studies and another MA in arts administration. She is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) where she helps with the Equity Diversity Inclusivity Association network, Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), the Speech & Theatre Association of New Jersey (STANJ), and New Jersey Thespians. She is on the board for the Ritz Theatre Company and on a subcommittee to help them with diversifying their seasons. She is working on her certification to become one of less than 30 arts integration specialists in New Jersey and is developing her portfolio to be able to start her EdD in theatre education at NYU upon completion of her arts integration certification.