ACTivate Community Through Theatre

ACTivate Community Through Theatre

Welcome to ACT where we ACTivate communities through theatre classes, workshops and performances for youth, senior and intergenerational communities. We bring our programs to schools, libraries, colleges, retirement communities, nursing homes — anywhere you wish to ACTivate your community through

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'LIVING LITERATURE' From Page to Stage


Program description

LIVING LITERATURE * From Page to Stage is a program that brings literature including books, stories and poetry to life.   The program includes a performance for the selected grade and then three workshops for three classrooms to demonstrate how to bring a book, story or poem to life.   For middle schools our performance  is To Kill A Mockingbird.  For elementary schools, our performance is


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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Storytelling, Theater
Subject: English, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

6 January 2020 – 1 May 2020

Length of program: 50 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

For the performance ACT needs a space where the performance is available for all students to view.  All-purpose spaces, cafetoriums, theaters, gyms.

For the workshops a space where the desks can be moved to provide space for acting, group planning  and performing activities.


Your School

Fees / Ticketing:

Performance PLUS three classrooms receive three workshops including a final presentation for the grade.    $2000

Additional three workshops per classroom $400

The cost includes all teaching materials and travel.  There is an additional travel fee of $60 per visit for schools outside the Charlotte City limit and $120 per visit outside of Mecklenburg County.



NC Standard Course of Study:

NC Standard Course of Study

SL1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

SL3  Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

SL4  Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

R4 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

NC Essential Standards:

NC Essential Standards:

4.A.1.1: Analyze texts or scripts in terms of specific character traits and relationships among them.

3.CU.2.1: Illustrate theatre etiquette appropriate to the performance situation.

3.C.2:  Interpret stories from given texts by acting them out.

Supporting Materials

Curriculum Vitae 'Resume'


News Article about the work of Dr. Goodrum



Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


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WE ARE:  Children of the Holocaust

Laura Mecsey Boyce, Mint Hill Middle School

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be honored at least two weeks prior to the residency. Cancellations made less than two weeks before the start date of the residency will not be accepted and the school or booking party will be charged. Cancellations must be made in writing or by email to:

ACT reserves the right to postpone a class due to illness.