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Northwest Children’s Theater and School (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

Book this artist using the Residency Request Form

RESIDENCY GOALS

  • Strengthen empathetic connections.
  • Create a safe space for students to explore creative expression with both their minds and bodies.
  • Introduce students to tools to approach literacy from diverse perspectives.
  • Teamwork and ensemble building

 

BIO

Working with students and classroom teachers, NWCT teaching artists bring subjects and stories to life through creative drama. Students enter an immersive world where kinesthetic learning rules and teamwork abounds. Students take on characters, write first-person narratives, and explore the subject through interactive theater games.

DISCIPLINES

Theater,

GRADE BANDS

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

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Previous lessons include: Let’s Go For a Drive: Elephant and Piggie (creative drama, PreK, K), Penguins on Parade (penguin life, Gr 1-2), Reaching New Heights (the solar system, Gr 3-5), The Rooms Where It Happens (U.S. Government, Gr 6-8)

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.

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: Auditorium or large space preferred. Otherwise one designated classroom where students come to me.

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 as well as found objects are used.

Technology: none

 

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:

https://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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