We are Jamie Roach and Catherine Hanna Schrock, socially-conscious performers, writers and cultural strategists.
Alive Worldwide brings together our performance and kindness projects under one “umbrella” called Alive Worldwide. We created Alive Worldwide because we believe that we can imagine greater possibilities for building Beloved Community, and want to be bold, creative and intentional about co-creating connective experiences.
Catherine Hanna Schrock is an Applied Theater Practitioner, which unites her roles as an activist, educator, performer, and writer. She is the co-founder of Give Love New York, a kindness through creativity project, and the co-founder and Director of Community Development for Blindpspot Collective, a theatre company that amplifies marginalized voices, illuminates untold stories, and energizes vulnerable communities. She devises original works that center social justice, and narratives that create empathy and human connection. Her plays include Shalom Sahbity (with Simnia Singer-Sayada), Second Star to the Right (with Laura Hanna), The City (with Jamie Roach), Safa’s Story, Danny’s Story, and Qulili (with Blake McCarty); as well as numerous devised youth performances through Empowerment Theatre programs with La Jolla Playhouse and Girl Scouts of San Diego. She is applauded as a “spectacular facilitator who handles children with extreme sensitivity and respect, and engages the audience from the moment they enter the theater” (Times of San Diego, 2020). Catherine has also designed creative curriculum for multiple organizations nationwide and is a published poet through Cordella Magazine. Catherine holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Theater from New York University and a BA in Sociology and International Development. www.catherine-hanna.net, www.blindspotcollective.org,
Jamie Roach is an actor, playwright and theatre practitioner. Jamie loves to make art that centers on re-imagining how people can connect- with our world and with each other. A graduate of NYU in Applied Theater, and Circle in the Square Theatre School on Broadway, Jamie has appeared onstage in over two dozen productions including The Public Theater (After), BAM (Nervous/System), Feinstein’s/54 Below (Beneath The Gavel) and The Met Opera House (acrobat/clown in Pagliacci). As a playwright, Jamie has had four plays produced in New York, including a work featured in the production Play/Date, an immersive show heralded by the NYTimes as “thoughtful drama,” and at Barrington Stage Company’s 2018 10×10 Festival. Also, The Morality of Broccoli produced at NY Fringe, and The City, produced by Alive Worldwide, (aliveworldwide.org), an organization Jamie co-created to promote human connectivity through creativity. Jamie also works as a Teaching Artist with Disney, Roundabout, The New Victory, and Lincoln Center Theaters and is a Corporate Coach with Performance of A Lifetime and UK-based Actors in Industry. Jamie also co-founded Queer Playback Theatre that honors and brings light to Queer stories. http://www.jamieroach.com