Jan Maher is an award-winning writer of novels, short stories, and plays. Her books for educators include Most Dangerous Women: Bringing History to Life through Readers' Theater; and History in the Present Tense: Engaging Students through Inquiry and Action (co-authored with Douglas Selwyn). She holds a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies: Theater, Education, and Neuroscience. She lives in Greenfield, MA, where she is a co-coordinator of The LAVA Center, an arts-incubator and community arts center in downtown Greenfield. You can hire her to write curriculum and issues-based readers' theater plays.
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Link to a "My Turn" op ed piece I wrote about the Juliana v US lawsuit brought by 21 young plaintiffs against the federal government for its promotion of policies that have endangered their futures due to climate change.
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Link to Amazon page for History in the Present Tense, including two reviews. (Note that Amazon artificially lowers the average rating.)
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Link to trailer documenting a production of Most Dangerous Women at Marquette U in Milwaukee. An example of readers' theater based on/in history and social issues.
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