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Oregon Children’s Theatre

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Our residencies work in tandem with curriculum writing standards, oral presentation, memorization, improvisational thinking and creative thinking. Students take appropriate risks in our supportive environment and recognize review, testing, revision and practice as important elements to success. Above all, we aim to increase students’ confidence in themselves and their skills while having fun!

BIO

Oregon Children’s Theatre has served young people with exceptional theater experiences on professional stages and in classrooms for 30+ years. OCT believes that all students are intelligent and that experiential learning works. Our theater professionals treat students with respect and teach skills that increase confidence and awareness.

DISCIPLINES

Literary Arts,Theater,

GRADE BANDS

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

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Please call us if you need a customized program.

 

Residencies: Loud and Clear

• For Grades K-8

• Loud and Clear is a foundation for acting with its emphasis on Voice and Creative Performance work that improves 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.

• Teacher’s Guide included.

 

The Actor’s Toolkit – NEW!

• For Grades K-8.

• The Actor’s Toolkit brings enthusiasm, imagination, creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, community and performance, all the elements of theatre, in an immersive theatre experience for students in a 4-week arts residency.

• Classroom teachers participate as teaching artists work with students in tested and positive theatre games, exercises and curriculum-connected performance skills. Each week builds upon the prior, enhancing the students’ skill set and understanding of a “play.”

• Students experience: character development, environment, time period, plot, dialogue, story boarding, comic timing, collaboration, rehearsal, and performance, all in a non-threatening, compassionate and entertaining environment.

 

Schools scheduling four or more classrooms may require multiple instructors. Two instructors are available.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Loud and Clear teaches public speaking skills found in Common Core Speaking and Listening Anchor Standards. Oral presentation is a set of skills that must be experientially learned: diction, projection, eye contact, and other advanced skills – the same skills an actor uses and are commonly learned in theater training.

 

The Actor’s Toolkit directly relates to extensive ELA reading and writing anchor standards as students analyze key elements of plot and characters in any story and make that recognition come alive with their own improvisational acting. These skills are then tied to other performance opportunities they may have such as: book reports, science presentations, history re-enactments, presenting their art work, explaining a math problem solution, etc.

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.

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: Can move from classroom to classroom.  Need desks and chairs pushed back to create large playing space.

 

Sessions:  Prefer sessions to be scheduled once per week for multiple weeks.  Require 10 minutes between sessions.  Prefer no more than 4 sessions per day per instructor (two instructors available).  Ask for a 50 minute lunch break.  Schedule breaks more than one hour will be charged.

 

Travel: Residencies more than 15 miles outside Portland may require an additional travel fee.

 

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged.

 

Supplies: Common school supplies used. Read Write Act uses colorful markers, butcher paper and tape. Loud and Clear is self-contained and does not require supplies.

 

RB Strategies:  Observational Thinking, Tableau, Snapshot (on/off), Creative Movement (A/B/A), Principles of Design and Pantomime

 

FEE INFO

Schools scheduling four or more classrooms may require multiple instructors.

Planning Meeting:  $200

4 Session Residency:  $310 per classroom (first 3 classrooms); $280 for each additional classroom

Teacher Workshop:  $200 per instructor

Residencies more than 15 miles from Portland may require an additional travel fee

Supplies consist of typical school supplies and materials and 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:

https://www.octc.org

REFERENCES

Annie Westfall

Teacher

awestfall@pps.net

503-916-6303

Capitol Hill Elementary

5th Grade

Erika Fagan

Teacher

fagane@loswego.k12.or.us

503-534-2371

Westridge Elementary

Kindergarten

Joe Ferguson

Teacher

jfergus1@pps.net

503-916-6333

Atkinson Elementary

3rd grade


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