In From Page to Stage, students learn to adapt their favorite stories (or create original written work) for a theatrical performance. Participants are guided through the process of script development, beginning acting- both improvisational and with script- and aide teachers in bringing the work to life. Theater vocabulary, discipline and traditions are taught. The From […]
In Gargoyles: From Gothic to Grotesque, a 3-D artist shows how to create gargoyles using pinch-pot construction and basic hand-building pottery techniques. A storyteller recounts medieval legends and contemporary children’s fiction that inspire the students to write and perform their own myths based on their gargoyle creations.
Combining their artistic disciplines, dancer Michelle Marigliano and poet Eloise Bruce work together to bring poetry and movement into the classroom in Poetry and Movement. Through movement games students will explore elements of dance including space, time and energy and use this exploration as inspiration to create poetry. The Poetry and Movement interactive sessions will […]
This engaging workshop is a medley of short stories, poetry, and personal stories of young people who were impacted by the persecution of the Jews in Eastern Europe. Some perished and others escaped. The poems in the collection I Never Saw Another Butterfly…, by Pavel Friedman and others, are presented as catalysts for thought and […]
Students write and perform poems of various styles (haiku, rap, free verse, sonnets, etc.) while learning the history of these styles. They use some of the basic tools of drama as they perform their poems orally in a staged setting. Music can be infused into the residency through the use of live instrumentation or an […]
Limited Availability Award-winning author/illustrator Kevin C. Pyle teaches how to create characters, build worlds, and tell your stories with words and pictures in this immersive workshop. Students are introduced to many of the narrative tools unique to graphic novels, such as the visual representation of complex emotions, the identification and use of visual storytelling devices, […]
Two teaching artists guide and inspire students to spontaneously create rough drafts of stories, getting their ideas down on paper quickly before they disappear in premature self-editing. Through improvisational games, students are encouraged to accept their instinctual choices for character, setting, and action and to commit to those choices on the page. Students imagine the […]
Gayle Danley shines a light on the vivid, moving, and real poetry that each student holds inside. Residencies begin with a performance that opens youthful eyes and ears to the power of the spoken word, and can end with a poetry “slam” in which students share their work with classmates and teachers.
Using figurative language and image to spark the imagination, students explore memory through creative writing. Guided by the five senses, students use their personal experiences and emotions for inspiration as they write their own original poems. The results are carefully crafted memory poems expressed in vivid sensory language.
“Slamming” is poetry written and performed by the poet. This powerful performance builds a meaningful connection with students through the delivery of heart stirring, real-life poetry, creating an incomparable literary experience that is both dramatic and humorous. In three optional workshops following the performance, students write and perform their own slam poetry and create their […]