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Livvy Milne

IMG_2120Livvy Milne is a recent graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she earned a B.A in Theater with a Concentration in Social Change and a minor in Sociology. In college, Livvy was a member of Mosaic, NY, a theater for social change company, where she devised pieces dealing with mental health, sexual assault, domestic violence,
learning disabilities, and race/gender/class & theater performances were put
together and performed when critical things on campus or in the news struck. She worked
with the renowned performance artist, Tim Miller, on a piece called Body Maps,
highlighting the issue of reproductive rights and the effects of defunding Planned
Parenthood. Another of Livvy’s pieces focused on the challenges college students with
learning disabilities face and what professors, faculty and students could do to
understand, accommodate, and fight the stigma surrounding learning disabilities.
Livvy spent a semester in New Zealand as an assistant film and drama teacher, where she worked with people with intellectual disabilities. There she experienced, first hand, how theater and art, when carefully crafted, can bolster confidence and feelings of self-empowerment. She gained a new perspective when working with this population.
Livvy whole-heartily believes that the arts have power to create change. From her own
experiences, she reflects on how she found a sense of purpose and belonging in music,
photography and theater. She believes that she would not be where she is today if it were
not for the arts. She believes that art has the power to tell peoples’ deeply personal stories
in impactful ways and allow those often silenced voices to be heard. She also believes
that arts education in schools provides growth opportunities for a broad variety of
learning styles that benefit all children. She hopes, in the future, to get a masters degree
in either Drama Therapy or Teaching focusing on social change and theater.