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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Program description

‘WE ARE: Children of the Holocaust’ is a program designed to educate, activate curiosity and involve fourth to eighth grade students in a theatre arts experience as they concurrently learn and write about children of the Holocaust. Activities involving voice, movement, concentration, ensemblizing, character creation and improvisation are used as well as historical research, reading, writing


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Program Detail

Program type: Residency, Virtual/Online Program, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: European
Subject: Language Arts, Literacy, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

School Year

Space / technical requirements:

An open space, writing materials, room on the board for writing. Projector for Power Point.  Flexible


Your School

Fees / Ticketing:

3-day (one hour per class) residency for 2 classes $900 sequentially * 3-day (one hour per class) residency for 3 classes $1350 sequentially * 3-day (one hour per class) residency for 4 classes $1800 sequentially

5-day (one hour per class) residency for 2 classes $1500 sequentially * 5-day (one hour per class) residency for 3 classes $2250

The cost includes all teaching materials and travel. There is an additional travel fee of $25 per visit for schools outside the Charlotte City limit and $40 per visit for schools outside of Mecklenburg County.

A presentation for 5-day residencies for entire grade or school is possible with sound system provided by the school.



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.

W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

NC Essential Standards:

From the Arts Education, Theatre Arts K-8 Standards:   C.1: Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.

C.2: Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings

CU.2.2: Understand the roles of actors and directors in creating performances.

Supporting Materials

News article about the work of Dr. Goodru


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


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,


WE ARE:  Children of the Holocaust

Laura Mecsey Boyce, Mint Hill Middle School

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be honored at least two weeks prior to the residency. Cancellations made less than two 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.