Workshops & Guest Artists

Keynote Speakers

Melody Herzfeld has been the theatre teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. since 2003. She was honored with The Tony Award from Carnegie Mellon University, Theatre Educator of the Year, 2018. As part of the International Thespian Society, she has been the District 7 Chairperson, and now Co-Chair of Broward County since 2012. As a South Florida Cappies Mentor for the past 15 years she continues to support the love and respect she has for the arts through her students with participating in this national organization that applauds youth. Cappies was founded in the wake of the Columbine High School massacre in 1990 as an effort to bring more positive attention to teenagers engaged in the creative pursuit of the arts and to celebrate their achievements as a form of healing in the face of adversity and trauma. This has now become very personal to her and her students.


Dr. Diane Carr is an experienced and dynamic leader focusing on developing strategies for sustainable growth, managing business operations, advancing volunteer, mentor and outreach service programs, defining community relationship development and leading educational program development. She also holds a Masters in Education, a Masters in English, and an MBA. She works to demonstrate servant leadership in all that she does and believes in the core value that “People Matter.” #drservantleader.


Workshops and Guest Artists

Additional workshop presenters will be announced soon!