Teaching Artists

Leo Schaff

Leo Schaff is an actor, a singer, a writer of songs, poems, and carried-away pieces.

He (or his work) has been seen and heard from Carnegie Hall to CBGB’s to the steps of the U.S. Capitol, where “Give Us Hope” was performed at President Obama’s Inauguration.  Using movement, improvisation, songwriting, storytelling, poetry, and scene study, he conducts workshops with multi-aged and at-risk populations throughout the New York area.  He has led songwriting residencies for public school students through City Lore since 2001. He holds a B.A. in Theatre and Communications from the University of Wisconsin Madison and carried out post-graduate coursework in Rehabilitation Counseling and Recreation Therapy at New York University.  

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