Residency Programs and Workshops
Residencies and Workshops provide teachers with engaging programing that ignites kids’ imaginations and gets them excited about learning, and with merger, the organization is better equipped to work with all ages of young people—from early childhood and school readiness through high school math and humanities.
WORKSHOP: Grades 3–12 | $250/hr. per classroom* (1-2 hrs.)
RESIDENCY: Grades 3–12 | $200/hr. per classroom* (3+ hrs.)
Students participate in character- & story-driven theatre exercises in fun, energetic sessions that introduce foundational acting techniques. The program may be expanded into a multi-session residency to suit specific grade levels and curricula, including an optional culminating performance. Call for info.
WORKSHOP: Grade PreK | $125/session, 18 students max.
Honey Bee Flight: After meeting the queen, a group of young honey bees set out on their adventurous new job: finding pollen and nectar! With the help of an experienced forager bee, the new team learns waggle dance directions and collects treasures to bring home to the hive. Teaching Artists, students and classroom teachers enter the world of pretend to become the characters and act out a story filled with challenges that build school readiness skills.
Early Childhood Skills-Building Residency
RESIDENCY: Grade PreK | $2000/classroom, 20 students max. (10 sessions)
Children use creative expression to act out a story guided by our Teaching Artists. Through pretend play, students experience social, emotional and academic growth – activating school readiness skills. Choose a 10-session program:
Jack & the Beanstalk: Kids help Jack save the day as they climb together into an enchanted world of exciting characters and strange happenings. This story is active, filled with problems to solve, fears to overcome, and a surprising ending.
Little Red Hen: Kids endeavor to make bread with the Little Red Hen by caring for and processing grain, asking for help from reluctant neighbors and winding up in a gentle confrontation on feelings, choices, and behaviors.
The Pigs and the Wolf: As city-dwelling pigs with a working parent, kids jump into designing and building the new family home. This reimagined story asks children to weigh their wants and needs while managing resources and practicing real-life safety measures.
WORKSHOP: Grades PreK-1 | $125/session per classroom*
A lively storytelling program that uses interactive listening and the tradition of oral storytelling to build comprehension and language development – skills vital to early literacy. Children practice focused attention from a seated position and participate imaginatively, contributing sound and movement under the guidance of the storyteller.
Movement for Stories
WORKSHOP: Grades K-3 | $250/hr. per classroom*
English: In this immersive workshop, a Teaching Artist shares an original tale – transforming any classroom into an active learning environment where students become the characters, from rambunctious elves to underwater creatures.
Spanish: Teaching Artists guide students in playing characters in Spanish language stories that build vocabulary and grammar including greetings, colors, parts of the body, members of the family, and more. Tales are from European, Latin American, and Huichol traditions.
RESIDENCY: Grades 6–12 | $200/hr. per classroom* (10+ hrs.)
Objectives of the program are to identify & analyze stereotypes, strengthen emotional literacy, and build community between groups of different backgrounds and traditions. Participants build trust & teamwork through theatre activities, learn elements of drama, and focus on written & verbal storytelling.
Exploring Bullying Behaviors Through Drama
WORKSHOP: Grades 3–12 | $500/per classroom* (2 hrs.)
RESIDENCY: Grades 3–12 | $200/hr. per classroom* (3+ hrs.)
Students examine both obvious and subtle bullying behaviors by employing a range of drama games, group discussion, and creative role play. By using acting skills to inhabit situations, students learn proactive responses to defuse bullying while also uncovering their own connections to this topic.
Theatre of the Oppressed
RESIDENCY: Grades 6-12 | $1600/per classroom* (8 hrs.)
Grounded in the work of Augusto Boal, this residency empowers non-actors to examine societal and political issues by using theatre as a laboratory for social change. Through an exploration of Image and Forum Theatre, participants are able to engage in a safe dialogue about current events and hot button topics while establishing a sense of community, mutual respect, and understanding.
RESIDENCY: Grades 4-12 | $3000/per classroom* (12 hrs.)
An in depth residency designed to build confidence, enhance emotional literacy, and introduce the concept of resilience as the natural counterbalance to the negative health outcomes associated with ACE’s (adverse childhood experiences). Students will use multiple art forms to explore the meaning of resilience as well as practical steps that they can use to better cope with stress as they become more resilient. A minimum of 12 hours per classroom and teacher participation is strictly required.
Exploring History Through Drama
WORKSHOP: Grades 4-8 | $250/hr. per classroom*
Support almost any history unit with an interactive theatre workshop where students use their imaginations to analyze the characters and events they’re studying.
RESIDENCY: Grades 4-8 | $1600/classroom* (8 hrs.)
Bring the people and events to life! Students create episodic plays based on history and perform them in chronological order, illustrating cause and effect and boosting content retention.
Exploring Astronomy Through Drama
RESIDENCY: Grades 4-8 | $1200/classroom* (6 hrs.)
Students participate in interactive theatre games that reinforce their science curriculum. Program culminates in performances of student-created scenes or monologues that identify misconceptions about Earth and the universe and are intended to educate peers about important astronomy concepts and how they give rise to seasons, day and night, the phases of the moon, and other familiar phenomena. Contact us about additional science programs or opportunities to develop new content areas.
Contact us about additional science programs or opportunities to develop pilot programs.
Exploring Math Through Drama
RESIDENCY: Grades 3-12 | $1600/classroom* (8 hrs.)
Students explore the real-world applications of mathematics, beginner or advanced, by writing and performing original scenes that educate peers about how the math they’re learning in school could one day save their lives. Younger students experience a land before time, where their math skills are the only thing standing between them and a hungry pack of raptors or a stampeding herd of diplodocuses. Older students imagine how math could one day save their lives in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
*Classroom indicates up to 30 students.
Workshops (single-session), and Residencies (in-depth, multi-session) take place at your location. No bus required!