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Northwest Children’s Theater and School (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

  • Theater strengthens empathetic connections, allowing us to see the world through someone else’s eyes.
  • Theater creates a safe space for students to explore creative expression with both their minds and bodies.
  • Theater gives students the tools to approach literacy from diverse perspectives.
  • Theater is teamwork and creates a strong sense of working together as an ensemble.
  • Theater is an age old tradition of telling stories to learn about ourselves and others.

 

BIO

Our mission at NWCT is to educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of young audiences. We strive to provide every child with an opportunity to participate in theater arts. We take great pride in our ability to collaborate with school staff to create tailor-made programs that best serve your students and curricular goals.

DISCIPLINES

Theater,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Image Theater:  Students create frozen pictures with their bodies, with the help of a facilitator.  Through the process of creating and working with these images, students bring their understanding of the subject matter (stories, theories, vocab) to life.

 

  • NWCT has great success with this format allowing for many different levels of participation.  Everyone can easily be a part of the images, regardless of their language skills, special needs, or developmental stage.
  • Image Theater is incredibly accessible!  Teachers have used the tools they’ve acquired in our program to explore diversed subjects, using them to bring myths to life, explore habitats, visualize vocabulary, and even illuminate the halls of Congress!
  • With the ensemble nature of the format, even the most reserved students feel comfortable sharing in the group experience.
  • Unlikely leaders emerge with creative ideas and are given the chance to be successful.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Adapting stories into scripts, creating character dialogue/voice, creating stories with main elements including beginning, middle, and end, original script creation, reenacting famous historic events.

 

This work easily integrates with ELA, History and Social Studies, and can also be used to explore Science.

FEE INFO

Our residencies, include one planning per grade band and at least one reflection meeting. A staff training before the residency starts is also available. As far as supplies go, schools have sometimes purchased the books we’ve used, but generally we just need a library and your students!  The average residency includes 4 to 5 classroom visits, 30-60 min each.

Residency Session- $65 each

Planning & Reflection Meetings- $50 each

Prep/planning- $70 hour

Travel reimbursed at the standard IRS mileage reimbursement rate for all residencies more than 20 miles round trip from Oregon Children’s Theater.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

(503) 225-5900 x231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

http://nwcts.org/

REFERENCES

Allison Tesar

Teacher

tesar@gresham.k12.or.us

503-663-4818

East Orient Elementary

4th

Dana Absgarten

Teacher

dabsgrat@pps.k12.or.us

(503) 916-5737

Metropolitan Center

7th

Diane Carlesen

Retired teacher and active volunteer in the Parkrose School District

diane_carlsen@comcast.net

Parkrose School District


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