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 »

The Elements of Hip-Hop

With the intent of creating a healthy lifestyle and physical, mental and emotional fitness, break dancing provides a fun and unique way to exercise and express oneself.

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.

I Believe In Me- The Self-Esteem Show

Combining inspiring personal anecdotes with familiar, upbeat songs, Kevin McCarthy, long-time Young Audiences of Western New York teaching artist and audience favorite, demonstrates easy-to-understand

I’m Healthy – The Wellness Show

How do you make learning about wellness cool, fun, and easy to understand? Students will leave ready to take charge of their personal well-being using the artist’s energizing, enjoyable suggestions.

I’m Respectful!- The RESPECT Show!

This program was developed by Kevin specifically for a WNY school using respect as their main theme for the year and the show was a big success! Kevin shows students why it is important to be respectful and outlines the key ways of giving and showing respect.