This high energy, participatory program explores the often forgotten element of creative writing: spontaneity! Freestyle Repertory Theatre encourages Audience volunteers get involved in the whimsy and fun of creating characters and settings off the tops of their heads. They see how plot unfolds through changes and what happens next. Three dynamic artists teach about physical […]
In this interactive program, Queen Nur embraces Social Emotional Learning through storytelling. Using folktales and original stories from around the world, the audience participates in call and response stories that teach self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. This program features live drumming accompaniment.
In addition to their provocative performances, the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ also conducts engaging workshops that get students on their feet to perform Shakespeare’s text. While the performances engage, educate, and enlighten, the workshops make the experience more personal. Together, they transform Shakespeare from merely words in “some old book” to a fun, easily understood and accessible […]
Rooted in the hip hop aesthetic and break beat poet tradition, this workshop explores identity, ideas, and interactions. Students unearth their personal stories and the stories of those around them through a series of exploratory writing and performance exercises designed to capture who they are, where they come from, and how they see the world.
Hip Hop songwriter and poet Bomani makes writing fun by employing techniques used when composing hip hop poems and song lyrics. Whether it’s rhyming, revising, or editing, the process of writing is universal! Students will be inspired to create their next song, poem, or essay using the skills Bomani imparts to them.
This dynamic STEAM program utilizes storytelling to present algebra concepts in a creative and imaginative way, offering students a different perspective to approaching algebra. Students apply the elements of black storytelling to create their version of a story told by master storyteller TAHIRA. The students’ retelling allows them to make unique choices to shape the […]
Limited Availability Using the STEM design process, award-winning author/illustrator Kevin Pyle leads the co-design and painting of a content-connected comic-themed mural. He will introduce students to the visual storytelling tools unique to comics and info-graphics and utilize those tools to incorporate educational content in a fun and engaging mural. This program incorporates language arts standards […]
In this exhilarating workshop, students learn to overcome physical and mental boundaries, exercise their creative abilities, and cooperate with others through techniques of movement, storytelling, and partner balancing. Working individually, in groups, and as a class, students invent new body shapes, learn basic acrobatic skills, and play games that will transport them to fantastic worlds […]
Students learn the structural and performance elements of storytelling while collaborating with classmates to create group stories in Storytelling & Literacy. In this literacy-based program, students participate in hands-on exercises that engage voice, tone, facial expressions and body movement to make a story come alive. A multi-day residency with Queen Nur enriches the students’ experience […]
In this challenging workshop students use freestyle rap and the process of improvising lyrics to explore language, build confidence, and use creativity. The art of freestyling illustrates to students the power poets possess as they use their own unique voices to weave words together into inspired lyrics. This art form strengthens students’ ability to bring […]