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McCaslin’s numerous publications, which include Theatre for Children in the United States: A History, Children and Drama, Theatre for Young Audiences, and Creative Drama in the Classroom and Beyond, now in its eighth edition, have widely influenced educational theatre in the United States. Moreover, her writings, drama workshops, and lectures have contributed to European, Asian, and Middle Eastern understanding of American educational practices. McCaslin’s keynote addresses in Canada, Norway, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Israel, Hong Kong, and Taiwan reminded audiences what helps children to learn through encouragement of imagination and creativity through the arts.
Nellie McCaslin, a pioneer in children’s and educational theatre whose influence spanned more than 50 years, died on February 28 ,2005 of complications following heart surgery. A long-time New York City resident, McCaslin was associate dean of New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study for 13 years and had been an adjunct faculty member at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education since 1972.