Mary C. Bitel

Chairperson; Associate Arts Professor

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Collaborative Arts Workshop I
The Bard Out Loud: Introduction to Shakespeare
Working with Groups in Community Settings: From Theory to Practice

Mary Bitel, L.C.S.W., B.F.A., Ph.D., holds a B.F.A. in theatre from Wayne State University, an M.S.W. with a concentration in group work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Mary is the Chair of Open Arts and Collaborative Arts where she teaches the integration of the arts with the theories, skills and dynamics of group work. Mary is also an acting teacher at Tisch where she leads the acting component of the Collaborative Arts BFA curriculum as well as teaching a course on Shakespeare. Mary is a senior faculty member in Tisch’s International Theatre Workshop, Amsterdam, having taught script analysis in that program since 1998. Prior to taking her faculty position at Tisch, Mary worked professionally as an actor, was Director of GirlSpace, a community-based after school program serving adolescents and teens in NYC, and for a number of years was a guest lecturer at Silberman School of Social Work. Mary is a member of Actors Equity and the International Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups.