An enriching theater residency adaptable to class or curriculum needs. The Benched Players use elements of theater and improvisation to encourage critical thinking, empathy, situational analysis, emotional awareness and control, media literacy and more. In a series of participatory classroom workshops, students explore their feelings about the issues they face everyday.
Topics vary by age and grade level, and may include:
Grades K-3: Self-awareness and awareness of others.
Grades 4-6: Peer pressure, the influence of media.
Grades 7-12: Peer pressure, drug and alcohol abuse, self-expression and confidence, as well as responsibility.
The program can be presented as two back to back workshops (90 minutes) or a residency consisting of five to nine 45-minute classroom workshop sessions. Contact office for details.