Pre- and/or Post-Performance Workshops
Grades: Pre-K - 12 45-minute - 1 hour sessions
Available for schools attending Algonquin Arts Theatre Education 2012- 2013 Series
Enhance your classes' theater-going experience. Students will actively participate in discussion and activities that will educate and explore the issues, production elements, and/or themes within the play your class will view.
From Page To Stage...
Grades Pre-K - 4: Using a popular children's book that fits into your curriculum, students will learn how to take what's written on the page and follow with fun theatre activities. Props/costumes could be made part of the workshop activities. For example, if you were doing Charlotte's Web the teaching artist could bring supplies to make animal hats (spider, pig, goose) so that the students had fun material while role playing with what they have learned and understood from the story.
Grades 5 - 12: Select a work of literature or a segment of history and watch as your students bring their imaginations and classroom subjects to life - recreating great figures in literature and history.
Grades Pre-K - 3 45 minute - 1 hour sessions
Students will explore role-playing and character development by using theatre games and improvisation exercises incorporating art, music, movement and acting. Through improv and acting exercises students will learn how to create stories and characters from scratch and will develop their own original work.
After-School Drama Residency Program
Grades K-8 10 week program; 1 hour and a half per session; group will meet once a week
Need help creating a Drama Club or just want a creative outlet for an enrichment program? Then this program is just what you're looking for! Students will have fun learning how to act through unique improv exercises and theatre games. Teachers will learn these exercises as well so they may keep up the program after the teaching artist finishes the program. Students can either develop and write their own original play or use a scripted play or a short story to explore and rehearse. There will be a performance at the end of the program for teachers, family and friends.
A teaching artist will customize a workshop based on social issues that are appropriate to your class and school. Using a drama workshop, students can explore any one of the following areas: character development, bullying, emotional violence, sexual harassment, peer pressure, and many more. You pick the topic; we'll provide the lesson!
In-Service Teacher Training
Expand your toolkit: Learn how to implement creative dramatics, art, and music into your classroom. A teaching artist will lead you through exercises that you can use with your students.
Individual Workshop (45-mintes - 1 hour) $150
10-Week Residencies ($150 a week) $1,500
Note: If outside of Monmouth and Ocean counties you will be charged the price of the workshop, plus mileage.
All workshops and educational main stage performances meet NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards: Visual and Performing Arts 1.1-1.4; Comprehensive Health and Physical Education 2.5, Language Arts Literacy 3.1, 3.3-3.5, Social Studies 6.1.
Workshops are individually constructed based on the grade(s). The length of most workshops are 45-minutes, no longer than 1 hour. The workshop should include no more than a 25 student involvement, before the price is raised. This is so that we can compensate for the materials needed for the workshop. Workshops can take place at the requested school, venue, or at the Algonquin Arts Theatre.
When Ordering A Workshop, You Will Also Receive:
- Order a pre/post performance workshop and receive a backstage tour of the Algonquin Arts Theatre facility on the day of your class trip. Conditions: You must schedule a time for a tour and arrive early or stay late.
- Order any workshop for your classroom and get a free admission to our Professional Development Series, to earn professional development credit