What’s Your Story: A Monologue Journey

Everyone has a story, and everyone’s story should be told. In this program the teaching artist will get to know the students through various activities like peer interviews, creating life timelines and sharing of biographies. Using all of the information gathered the student will then create a monologue of one story in their lives. That… Read more »

A Brainstormed Play: You Guys Wrote That?!

Using a THEME chosen by the students we will write a 10-20 minute play collaboratively using brainstorming, word association and improv. Focusing on all of the aspects of storytelling like the who, what, when, where and why…oh, don’t forget the how! Every students will have a character, there will be a beginning, middle and end… Read more »

Adventures in Reading

Adventures in Reading uses improvisational theatre techniques to show students how far they have come as readers and to show them the possibilities of what is still ahead. Literacy skills are not just being able to read. Literacy is also about reasoning and questioning skills. Reading builds fluency, comprehension and vocabulary, and students’ brains are… Read more »

Multilingual Poetry

Western New York is a multilingual region. In this residency, students will celebrate and explore their relationship to the layering of language(s) and place. Sessions will include experimentation with translation techniques, etymology, sound, and monolingual, bilingual, and multilingual writing. Each session will involve reading and responding to poems, writing original poems, and sharing work aloud…. Read more »

BUILD: Bringing Learning to Life Through the Arts

In the BUILD (Becoming, Understanding, Innovation, Learning through inquiry, Design) program, students use creative problem solving and inquiry-based learning techniques to bring their learning to life through artistic media. This program can be geared towards any core subject area.

Quiltabration!

Making a quilt is a complex undertaking. It involves problem solving, using math skills, manual dexterity, and sometimes even requires a little help from your friends! For Quiltabration, students will begin by learning a little about the history of quilt making in America, focusing on traditional quilt patterns. Then it’s time to do some designing themselves and make their own quilt blocks, which will then turn into their own community quilt. It’s a regular quilting bee, a “quiltabration” of student efforts!

Deeper impACT

A deeper look into theatre as a CRAFT examining playwriting and script analysis. This program can be “custom designed” to incorporate classroom material or subject matter. This allows students the opportunity to CREATE in order to LEARN. Strong emphasis on solo and collaborative expression through writing, physical and vocal exercises and personal performance.

Basic impACT

An introduction to the vocabulary of theatre and performance as well as the concept of the VOICE and BODY as an “instrument”. Students will participate in exercises that enhance listening, focus, imagination and improvisation. These activities include both solo and ensemble participation and encourage confidence, self-esteem and character development.

Trust Yourself! – Improvisation Show

Have you ever been given an opportunity, but didn’t take it because you were unsure of yourself? Simply by experiencing and participating in the show, students will be introduced to improvisational theater.