My Voice, My Choice, Inc.

My Voice, My Choice, Inc.

My Voice, My Choice, Inc. is an innovative program that utilizes theatre-based curricula coupled with classroom workshops to develop conflict resolution, productive decision making, social and emotional skills in students.

Our program targets 6-12 grades.

We embolden students with the tools to

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What Happens Next?

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Program description

What Happens Next? is an original solo performance piece that engages students grades 6-12, about current situations they might face in their immediate community. In front of a minimal set, a professional actor delivers monologues and spoken-word poetry at an upbeat pace. The play introduces conflict and poor decision making and poses the question: what would you do if you were in a similar

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Program Detail

Artistic Discipline: Theater
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: Literacy, Theatre Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

September 1st, 2016- June 30th 2017

Available times:

During school hours

Length of program: 60-80 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Can be performed in any space. Ideally suited for theater space or auditorium.

Location(s):

School campus

Fees / Ticketing:

What Happens Next? fees vary depending on the number of students in attendance.

150-250 students: 250.00

250-400(max): 300.00

Fees also vary depending upon individual school needs and the amount of performances they schedule for a single day (i.e. 2 performances for 150-250 equals 450.00, 2 performances for 250-400 equals 550.00).

 

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

SL3 – Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning and use of evidence and rhetoric. Students will be instructed to identify relatable situations and behaviors they have witnessed and experienced in both their immediate lives and community.

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. Students will observe a solo performance piece that addresses poor decision making, negative conflicts and destructive behaviors in day to day life. Students will be charged with the task of identifying behaviors and situations that relate in their personal lives.

PC1.1 – Understand how to make adjustments to strategies that are not effective in making decisions or solving problems. During Audience Processing, student will talk about the performance, analyze and discuss conflict, the causes of conflict, poor decision making and its consequences. Students will be instructed to identify and suggest positive solutions that lead to more productive outcomes.

NC Essential Standards:

ARTS EDUCATION, THEATRE STANDARDS:

6-12/Comm.1 – Use movement, voice and writing to communicate ideas and feelings. My Voice, My Choice introduces and defines role-play to demonstrate behaviors and solutions related to self-awareness and social awareness. Students examine specific situations by taking on the role of characters experiencing those situations for processing.

6-12/Comm.2 – Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings. My Voice, My Choice Inc. uses role play and rehearsals in the classroom to prepare the students for their final presentation. The final presentation allows the students to explore roles and responsibilities of playwright, actor, producer, and director.

6-12/Aesthetics 1 – Understand how design technical theatre components, such as costumes , sets, props, make up, lighting and sound. My Voice, My Choice Inc. empowers the students with specific roles and responsibilities to support the production of the campaign. Each student will have the opportunity to experience and learn what each role entails and be responsible for fulfilling their individual role.

Qualifications

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

Cancellation Policy

My Voice, My Choice, Inc. understands that unanticipated events may occur and we certainly take emergencies into consideration. In our desire to function as an effective and fair organization we have adopted the following policies:

>24 hour advance notice is required when canceling an appointment. Any cancelation date will require a make-up date, to be determined and agreed upon in the immediate future. If we are unable to reschedule a new make-up visit due to a conflict in schedule involving another client (we will provide records indicating bookings) My Voice, My Choice, Inc. will still be compensated for the original date.

>If the client is unable to give a 24 hour notice and the facilitator arrives at the site uninformed the school will forfeit that visit and My Voice, My Choice Inc. will be fully compensated for that visit.

>In the event of inclement weather, My Voice, My Choice, Inc. will make arrangements with the school to reschedule a make up visit(s), if applicable.

>My Voice, My Choice, Inc. exercises transparency if we are unable to make an appointment due to emergencies or illness. We will notify the client of our cancellation 24 hours prior to the visit date. In the event we are unable to make a visit, we will attempt to reschedule a make up date. If we are unable to reschedule, the client will not be billed for that day. We appreciate your business and we look forward to serving you.