We are Catherine Hanna Schrock and Jamie Roach- socially-conscious performers, writers and educators. We met working in Uganda.
Alive Worldwide brings together our creative and compassionate projects under one “umbrella” called Alive Worldwide. We created Alive Worldwide because we believe that there are greater possibilities for people to connect. And we want to be bold and intentional about creating opportunities for authentic connection. We believe that creativity, performance and play uniquely offer people a means to do that.
Catherine Hanna Schrock
Catherine Hanna Schrock is an Applied Theater Practitioner, which brings together her roles as a humanitarian, educator, director, actor and playwright. She has a Master’s in Educational Theater from New York University and a BA in Sociology and International Development. She is based in San Diego and New York, but works all over the world as a freelance facilitator, educator and creative program developer. Her work emphasizes performance-based methods for professional and personal development, education, cultural exchange, community building, storytelling and original performance making. As an artist, she often works collaboratively to create original performances designed around themes of reconciliation, connection and humanizing storytelling. catherine-hanna.net
Jamie Roach’s interests lie in mixing humanitarian connectivity with performance. A graduate of Circle In the Square Theatre Conservatory on Broadway, Jamie has been in myriad productions in NYC, from Shakespeare (Two Noble Kinsmen, Titus Andronicus) to sketch and improv comedy (Accomplice New York), musicals (favorite role as Sonny Malone in Piper Theatre’s Xanadu) to sword fighting at the Metropolitan Opera House. Jamie was most recently in the award winning short film, “Indigo” by Swedish director, Paul Jerndal and has had the opportunity to have 3 of his plays produced in New York City. Jamie’s work as a Teaching Artist continues to grow in New York, working with Disney, Roundabout Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre, The New Victory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Bowery Men’s Transitional Center, PS11 and the Possibility Project.