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Oregon Children’s Theatre

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RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

  • Theater teaches students how to fully inhabit stories and narratives.
  • Students learn how to position their bodies and use their voices to tell stories.
  • Students learn how to adapt writing for performance.
  • Students learn important life skills, including increased confidence, public speaking skills, communication and teamwork.
  • Students learn the importance of their own voice and collaborating as a larger whole.

BIO

Oregon Children’s Theatre has served young people with exceptional theater experiences on professional stages and in classrooms for 25 years.

 

Theater brings learning to life and directly connects with language arts standards. Read it, see it, compare and contrast.

 

In-school residencies are taught by skilled theater professionals. OCT believes that all students are intelligent and that experiential learning works. We treat students with respect and teach skills that increase confidence and awareness. OCT’s residencies can be tailored for any K-8 classrooms.

DISCIPLINES

Theater,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Residencies:

 

Loud and Clear

  • Theater techniques are used to improve speaking and oral presentation skills. Residency culminates in student-created and delivered speeches.
  • Past curriculum/unit connections have included ancient civilizations, autobiography, character development, historical figures, and current issues.
  • Students learn: projection, diction, physical and vocal expression, eye contact, gestures, rehearsal, performance, speech writing, revision.

 

Read, Write, Act

  • Classroom teachers select a work of literature, and teaching artists work with students to adapt key scenes for the stage. Residency culminates in a staged reading.
  • Students learn: analysis, interpretation, character, plot, dialogue, story boarding, sequencing, adaptation, collaboration, rehearsal, performance.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Our work integrates well with ELA, Social Studies and History, but can be used to explore other content areas. Additionally each residency has their own learning goals that span curricular areas. Loud and Clear residencies directly help students meet Career-Related Learning communication standards. Read, Write, Act residencies emphasize working collaboratively in groups and building consensus.

GALLERY

  • Vin Shambry as Mock Turtle, Sara Catherine Wheatley as Alice, Jacob Moore on trumpet, and Dave Cole as White Rabbit in Oregon Children's Theatre's Alice & Wonderland: A Rock Opera.

FEE INFO

Please call us if you need a customized program.

All residencies include Planning and Reflection meetings between OCT instructors and classroom teachers at $60/hour for each instructor. Schools scheduling four or more classrooms may require multiple instructors. In-class teaching fees (outside of above residency fees) are billed at $70/hour.

Loud and Clear (Four week residency)
Pre-Residency Teacher In-Service: $100-$200. Teacher’s Guides included.

In-Class Fees: $285/classroom (first three classrooms); $260 for each additional classroom

Read, Write, Act (Five week residency)
In-Class Fees: $385/classroom (first three classrooms); $340 for each additional classroom

Supplies may be extra unless provided by the school

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x229

Email:

kstrelchun@therightbraininitiative.org

Website:

http://www.octc.org

REFERENCES

Sharon Kirbeby

Teacher

kirkebys@nclack.k12.or.us

Sunrise Middle School, Clackamas

Karen Stoel

Teacher

kstoel@scappoose.k12.or.us

(503) 543-7111

Petersen Elementary, Scappoose

4th

Joyce Iliff

Curriculum Specialist

jiliff@pps.k12.or.us

(503) 916-6220

Richmond Elementary, Portland


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