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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SHAKESPEARE: OUTSIDE THE BOX
SHAKESPEARE: OUTSIDE THE BOX
ACT’s Shakespeare: Outside the Box workshop is designed to show how Shakespeare’s plays are as accessible to participants and audiences today as they were four hundred years ago. His plays are filled with jealousy, betrayal, war, love and humor. Scenarios include unrequited love (Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night), bullying (Twelfth Night, The Tempest),
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February 14 – June 1
An open space allowing for students to move freely. A space where performers/audience are separated. Desks may be moved to the perimeter of the classroom to allow enough space.
3-day (one hour per class) residency for 2 classes $1050 sequentially * 3-day (one hour per class) residency for 3 classes $1575 sequentially
Students will present their work to their class during three day residencies if requested. This is a process based residency with not performances.
SL1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. SL3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric. 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.
4.A.1.2: Critique choices made about characters, settings and events as seen or portrayed in formal and information productions. 3.CU.2.1: Illustrate theatre etiquette appropriate to the performance situation. 2.AE.1.2: Understand how the use of costumes, props and masks enhance dramatic play.
IMPROVe Language Arts
Beth Deschenes, Olde Providence Elementary School Beth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Katrina Somsel, Olde Providence Elementary School email@example.com
SHAKESPEARE: Outside the Box firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunny Binder, South Charlotte Middle School,
WE ARE: Children of the Holocaust
Laura Mecsey Boyce, Mint Hill Middle School email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACT reserves the right to postpone a class due to illness.