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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WE ARE: CHILDREN WHO WORKED IN THE MILLS
WE ARE: CHILDREN WHO WORKED IN THE MILLS (From Farm to Factory) is a program designed to educate, enlighten, empower, activate curiosity and involve students in a hands-on theatre arts experience while concurrently learning and writing about roles children played in the North Carolina cotton mill industry. Activities involving voice, movement, concentration, ensemblizing, character creation and... View more
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An open space, writing materials, room on the board for writing. Projection for Power Point.
Ability to use ZOOM screen share
3-day (one hour per class) residency for 2 classes $900 sequentially * 3-day (one hour per class) residency for 3 classes $1350 sequentially * 3-day (one hour per class) residency for 4 classes $1800 sequentially
5-day (one hour per class) residency for 2 classes $1500 sequentially * 5-day (one hour per class) residency for 3 classes $2250
The cost includes all teaching materials and travel. There is an additional travel fee of $25 per visit for schools outside the Charlotte City limit and $40 per visit for schools outside of Mecklenburg County.
Sharings for 5-day residencies for entire grade is possible with sound system provided by the school.
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. W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
From the Arts Education, Theatre Arts K-8 Standards: C.1: Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings. C.2: Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings. CU.2.2: Understand the roles of actors and directors in creating performances.
IMPROVe Language Arts
Beth Deschenes, Olde Providence Elementary School Beth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Katrina Somsel, Olde Providence Elementary School email@example.com
SHAKESPEARE: Outside the Box firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunny Binder, South Charlotte Middle School,
WE ARE: Children of the Holocaust
Laura Mecsey Boyce, Mint Hill Middle School email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACT reserves the right to postpone a class due to illness.