Sheila Kerrigan, The Mime Who Talks!
Sheila Kerrigan performs her new show, The Scientific Mime, or, What’s Up With Gravity? for children in grades 2-5, and Mime Explains String Theory! for adults. She teaches workshops on mime, juggling, movement for actors, creating original performance, and collaboration. She conducts educational
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Narrative Writing Through Drama
It is often a struggle for 3rd through 5th graders to write narratives with effective technique, descriptive details, concrete words, clear sequences, temporal words, a beginning with a sense of place and a logical conclusion. Drama can provide a powerful pre-writing tool. In this residency, students learn how to move in the classroom with safety and control. They learn basic mime technique, so... View more
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September 2019 — June 2021
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Students need space to move in–desks can be moved or we can work in an open space. They need pencils, paper, and writing surfaces. Sheila needs a place where she can post some chart paper, some space on the board, and a little table space to hold her stuff.
$1,700 for a week residency
CCR ELA. Anchor Standard 3-5.W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details and well-structured event sequences. 3.d. Use temporal transition words and phrases to signal event order. 3.e. Provide a sense of closure. 4-5.b. Orient the reader by establishing a situation…. 4-5.d. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases (and clauses) to manage the sequence of events. 4-5.e. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. 4-5.f. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
NC Essential Standards in Theatre Arts Taught 3-5.C.1 Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings. 3.C.1.1 Use non-verbal expression to communicate elements of characterization, including age and physicality. 4-5.C.1.1 Use a variety of postures, gaits, and mannerisms to express character in the presentation of stories.
“Thank you Ms. Kerrigan for teaching me how to put elaboration and the other stuff in my writing by acting it out. I have improved a lot because of you. Thank you!! Thank you!!!!” — Jackson at Winget Park Elementary School.
“Dear Mrs. Kerrigan
I enjoyed when you did the box and robot. I had fun while you were here. It looks awesome when you mime like the staris (stairs). You taught me a lot about writing and mime. I hope sometime you could come again to visit. Thank you for coming everyone liked having you.
Sean” (Winget Park ES)
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