ACTivate Community Through Theatre

ACTivate Community Through Theatre

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TROLL WORLD - A Non-Violent Community Improv


Program description

TROLL WORLD is a group improvisation that motivates students to think in a non-violent ‘out of the box’ way. This activity involves the entire class.

The premise of TROLL WORLD is:
Students are told ‘We’re going to create a world of trolls. One of the things they do is mine gold. They think the gold is beautiful, but place no value on it. The unique quality of Troll World is that it is a


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Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Theater
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

October 1,  2020 – June 1, 2021

Length of program: 50 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

A large room where noise will not affect other classrooms.


Your School

Fees / Ticketing:

Minimum two classes.

1/2 day (50 minutes per class) residency for 2 classes sequentially.

1 day (50 minutes per class) residency for 4 classes sequentially.





NC Standard Course of Study:

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.

NC Essential Standards:

C.1: Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.C.2: Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings.A.1.1: Analyze texts or scripts in terms of setting, characters, sequence of events, main idea, problem, solution, and their interrelationships.

Supporting Materials

News article about the work of Dr. Goodrum


Curriculum Vitae 'Resume'



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




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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.