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 is an actor, playwright and educator. As co-founder of Give Love, Jamie loves to use theatre as a tool for human connectivity. A graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School and New York University with an M.A. in applied theatre, Jamie has performed at The Public Theater (After, Under The Radar), The Metropolitan Opera House (clown/acrobat u/s in Pagliacci), Playwrights Horizons (house choir, The Christians) and New World Stages (Anansi). As a playwright, Jamie has had 3 plays produced, including the one-act Secrets To A Healthy Relationship (Barrington Stage Company, and Blindspot Productions), and co-writer of The City with Catherine Hanna Shrock. As an educator, Jamie develops curriculum and facilitates theatre-based programming with New York’s most innovative theatre institutions, including Lincoln Center Theater, Disney Theatrical Productions and Roundabout Theatre Company. He also works as an actor and coach with business professionals through Performance of A Lifetime. http://www.jamieroach.com