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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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IMPROVe Language Arts, History and Social Skills with IMPROVisation


Program Description

IMPROVe Language Arts, History and Social Skills with IMPROVisation
‘Improvisation can open up the mind to learning in the classroom and beyond’. ACT offers a workshop that will demonstrate to students that ‘no script in life is pre-written and they have the power to create a positive, supportive and collaborative community’.

Using Improv games and activities, ACT provides a means for


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Program Detail

Program type: Out-of-School-Time, Residency, Virtual/Online Program, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: American, Asian, European, Latino, Middle Eastern, Multicultural, Native American, Pacific Islander
Subject: English, History, Language Arts, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Population Served Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Dates February 21 – June 3

Length of :Program 55 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

An open space allowing for students to move freely. A space where performers/audience are separated. Desks may be moved to the perimeter of the classroom to allow enough space.


Your School

Fees / Ticketing:

3-day (one hour per class) residency for 2 classes $1050 sequentially * 3-day (one hour per class) residency for 3 classes $1575 sequentially

Students will present their work to other classes in their grade during three day residencies if requested.

This is a process based residency.


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.

NC Essential Standards:

North Carolina Essential Standards C.1: Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings. C.2: Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings. A.1.1: Analyze texts or scripts in terms of setting, characters, sequence of events, main idea, problem, solution, and their interrelationships.


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
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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Laura Mecsey Boyce, Mint Hill Middle School

Cancellation Policy

When schools are closed for inclement weather, ACT will work with the school to reschedule.

Cancellations will be honored at least three weeks prior to the residency. Cancellations made less than three 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.