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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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ACT's IMROVe Language Arts, History and Social Skills with IMPROVISATION


Program Description

Improvisation can open up the mind to learning in the classroom and beyond’. ACT offers a workshop that demonstrates 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 will provide a means for students to think and create in the moment; collaborate as an


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Program Detail

Program type: Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Theater
Cultural Origin: American, Multicultural, Other
Subject: English, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Population Served Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

10 October 2023 – 24 May 2024

Length of :Program 55 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Open space is preferred though we can move desks around.  Gyms are too large for this class.


Your school

Fees / Ticketing:

3-day (55 minutes per class) residency for 2 classes $1200 sequentially * 3-day (55 minutes per class) residency for 3 classes $1800 sequentially

Students will present their work to their class during three day residencies if requested.   This is a process based residency with not a performance.

The cost includes all teaching materials and travel. There is an additional travel fee of $50 per visit for schools outside the Charlotte City limit and $100 per visit for schools outside of Mecklenburg County.

This is a process based residency.


NC Standard Course of Study:

3.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 .C .1 .1 Use a variety of postures, gaits, and mannerisms to express character in the presentation of stories.

  1. 4 .C .1 .2 Apply appropriate vocal elements of volume, pitch, rate, tone, articulation, and vocal expression to various types of literature and storytelling .

4 .C .2 .1 Use improvisation to tell stories and express ideas.

4 .CU .1 .2 Create theatrical works that exemplify aspects of the culture, beliefs, and history of North Carolina .

5.CU.1 Analyze theatre in terms of the social, historical, and cultural contexts in which it was created. 

5 .CU .1 .1 Understand how theatre arts have affected, and are reflected in, the culture, traditions, and history of the United States .


NC Essential Standards:

NC Essential Standards:


Supporting Materials

Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Wrenn Goodrum



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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IMPROVe Language Arts
Beth Deschenes, Olde Providence Elementary School *
Katrina Somsel, Olde Providence Elementary School *

SHAKESPEARE: Outside the Box
Sunny Binder, South Charlotte Middle School *

Kimberly Keith, Community School of Davidson *


Laura Boyce *



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.