The Right Brain Initiative

×
Close

Artist Details

Oregon Children’s Theatre

RESIDENCY REQUEST

Book this artist using the Residency Request Form

RESIDENCY GOALS

Our residencies work in tandem with curriculum writing standards and our goal is to make that writing come alive as each student presents it to their class. Students should take appropriate risks in our supportive environment and recognize 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,

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

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.

Read, Write, Act directly relates to extensive ELA reading and writing anchor standards as students analyze key elements and characters in a story and adapt their own script. They conclude the residency with a staged reading of their script.

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.

Travel: I drive and 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.

Technology: none

 

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:

https://www.octc.org

REFERENCES

Sharon Kirbeby

Teacher

kirkebys@nclack.k12.or.us

(503) 353-5680

Rock Creek Middle School

Karen Stoel

Teacher

kstoel@scappoose.k12.or.us

(503) 543-7111

Petersen Elementary, Scappoose

4th

Sharon Whitehill

Teacher

swhitehi@riverdale.k12.or.us

(503) 262-4842

Riverdale Elementary

3rd grade


Artist
Roster
FAQ Arts
Integration
Resources