Dr. Tom's Semi-Silent Theatre

Dr. Tom's Semi-Silent Theatre

Tom Pierce studied Children’s Theater and mime at Florida State University. He is a professional mime, actor and story teller, and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He has toured nationally and internationally for over 25 years. Tom has performed his educational programs and workshops in

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Program description

“Information Please” (K-6) Dr. Tom uses mime, comedy, juggling, plate spinning, plus audience participation to get students excited about reading and writing.  In this performance Tom also brings books to life such as “The Giving Tree” and the story of “William Tell”.

Program Detail

Program type: Out-of-School-Time
Artistic Discipline: Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: Language Arts, Literacy, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Space / technical requirements:

Stage is best, Gym floor is good. Or any clean, clear space at least 14′ X 20′. Need one med. Size
table for props and sound. One electric outlet. I bring my own sound system and back drop.

Location(s):

Theater, Lecutre Hall, Dance Studio,
Gym, Multi-Purpose Room,etc.

Fees / Ticketing:

One performance $500.00. Two back to back $850.00

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

SL.2.2 – Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. 

SL.3.3 – Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

SL.3.4 – Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

NC Essential Standards:

Fifth Grade Theatre Arts: 5.C.1.1 Use a variety of postures, gaits, and mannerisms to express a variety of characters in the presentations of stories.

Fifth Grade Healthful Living: 5.PR.4 Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.

Guidance Essential Standards- Progressing: P.SE.3 Use communication strategies effectively for a variety of purposes and audiences

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: 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

References

Professional, Educational, Comedic, Thought-Provoking, Fun, Diverse, and a Great Pace.
Held the attentions of 6th, 7th, & 8th graders. Enjoyed the many layers of the performance.
West Carey MS, Cary, NC

Dr. Tom was incredible! As a teacher I laughed to the point of tears. My children loved every
minute of it. I highly recommend him!
Brennen Elementary School, Columbia, SC

Dr. Tom has a wonderful rapport with all age groups. From Pre-K through High School, each student was wowed.
Hiwassee Dam School Sl, Murphy, NC

Cancellation Policy

50% of fee must be paid if date is cancelled less than 10 days prior to the engagement.