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Caren Graham (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Students will be introduced to the elements of drama and presentation.

 

Using tableaux, narration dialogue, characterization and movement, students deepen their understanding of literacy concepts such as sequencing , imaging, inference, synthesis and determining importance. My goals are to guide students with drama skills toward building greater poise, confidence and community collaboration.

 

I desire for students to be deeper thinkers about the characters they create, and to make choices about their investigation. Practicing vocal, physical and language techniques during my residency sessions can help students combine elements of literacy with a hands-on art form to create fun and enlivened characters to perform.

BIO

Caren Graham, Drammy award winning actress, teaching artist and director of theatre and presentation skills has shared her talents for 25 years with hundreds of students. She has enjoyed completing the training for Kennedy Center Residencies and the Arts for Learning training for Young Audiences. Caren ignites the fire of creative self-discovery by integrating her art form with literacy and history curriculum topics among others.

DISCIPLINES

Literary Arts,Theater,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,6-8,

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

K-2: Students participate in a journey of “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak where the students all experience the physical and vocal sensory and conceptual elements of drama: shaping and forming characters, places and things.

 

3-5: Students create Historical Character monologues from classroom research. Residency helps with building character and vocal choices to enrich their sense of “walking a mile in someone from another time or culture’s shoes”.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

History, Literature, fairy or folk tales

GALLERY

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: Can move from classroom to classroom. Prefer open space if possible

 

Travel: I drive and am available for residencies more than 15 miles outside of Portland.

 

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged.

 

Supplies: Common school supplies used. Sometimes scripts are copied, and sometimes props or basic backdrop created from school’s paper supply. Anything more we budget the materials.

 

Technology: none

FEE INFO

My fee Is $70 per classroom session (50 minutes), and $50 per preparation hour, and per planning & reflection meetings with school.

Depending on the project: Additional costs may apply for production budget, props, equipment rental, and materials.

Travel Costs: Artist may charge for travel costs based on site location.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

(503) 225-5900 x231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

https://ya-or.org/

REFERENCES

Kelsey O'Banion

Teacher

obanionk@loswego.k12.or.us

Westridge Elementary

3rd grade

Tracey Leatham

Teacher

leathamt@nclack.k12.or.us

Sunnyside Elementary

Kindergarten

Raddy Lurie

Principal

rlurie@pps.net

503-916-6036

Alameda Elementary

K-5


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