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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Discover Details and Elaboration Through Drama!
How can drama put zing in student writing? How can students gain the focus and self-control they need to move and imagine in the classroom? How can we assess learning through drama? Sheila collaborates with teachers to create a residency that teaches basic writing objectives like using detail and elaboration in narrative writing. She can adapt the residency to teach other ELA standards, for... View more
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Available beginning September, 2019, through June, 2022
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.
Classroom or open space
$1700 per week of 4 classes per day, 5 days per week.
CCR Anchor Standard W.3 – Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. W.1.3 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal transition words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure. W.2.3 …recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details…W.3.3 …develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details… W.4.3.e Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. W.5.3.e Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
Theatre Arts K-8 Standards: 1-6.C.1 – Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings. 5-8.C.1.2 – Apply appropriate vocal elements of volume, pitch, rate, tone, articulation, and expression in various types of formal and informal presentations.
“I know the work we did in our residency stuck with them….My students have spoken more about adding details and elaboration since our residency. I know this is because you took time to explain to them how important it is to show emotion in body and writing. The way you had them do the control game, the acting out with the balloon, using their bodies to show the story then write about it, all helped to improve their writing.” –Dyanne Byas, 4th grade teacher, Winget Park Elementary
If a residency is cancelled due to acts of God, illness, accident, or other circumstances out of our control, we will work to reschedule on a mutually-agreed-upon date. Cancellation by a school of a contracted residency will represent breach of contract, and school will pay damages of 50% of the agreed-upon fee. Cancellation less than 30 days before the contracted date will result in full payment of the agreed-upon fee on the contracted date. If I am unable to fulfill this contract, I will notify you no later than 10 days prior to the date of the contracted services.