High school and undergraduate college students who are interested in learning more about classical singing and performing are invited to participate in a 10-day camp, from June 20-29, focusing on vocal and theatrical skill development, with two free public performances at the Basile Opera Center. Details about the camp are still being determined, including tuition and housing options.
This performance will show students that even when they are afraid, there are ways that they can find courage. The actor will face his fear of storms using simple Shakespearean text and the power of language. Students will participate from their seats to create storm sounds.
Bullying: Behind the Scenes
This highly interactive workshop gives students a real-life look at what to do with bullies in school. Two actors will teach theater techniques as students learn what to do and say when tension and conflict arise during bullying behaviors.
Bullying: A Play on Conflict Resolution
Students will explore their own experiences, attitudes, and prejudices about school bullying in a way that is comfortable yet insightful. This program raises awareness about the roles that the bully, victim, and the witness play in these situations. Both students and teachers will come away with new tools for dealing with bullying.
You know the myth, but you may not know how important he was to the pioneers moving west. This is storytelling in theater form, showing the true history of John Chapman’s life separate from the traditional mythology of Johnny Appleseed.
Henry Ford: Fit to a "T"
He didn’t invent the automobile; he invented the automobile industry. His $5 a day wage made the working class middle class. In this one-man play, Ford dealers from all over the country have come to Detroit to learn about the man’s latest life-changing car, the Ford V-8. Was he a saint? Hardly, but his work continues to influence us all as much as any pioneer in US History.
Learning the Language of Silence
Students will learn the concepts of telling a story with a beginning, middle and end using only body language. Through hands-on activities, theatre games, and mime illusions, they will be able to demonstrate ideas, thoughts and emotions using their bodies and facial expressions.
Indiana Mime: Raiders of the Lost Art
Through mime, sign language, music, and audience participation, students will learn how Indiana has played a big role in shaping American history, culture and events through famous astronauts, comedians, jazz, sports, and more.
Mime’s the Word
Tumbling, movement, and theater come together to give students an introduction to mime theater. Students will learn basic pantomime techniques of non-verbal storytelling such as building walls and climbing ladders. The performer, Beverly Roche, will incorporate ideas from the audience as she improvises a story. Performance is a companion to the workshop “Mime is the Word”.
Stories & Shadow Puppets
Students will explore shadow puppetry as they create their own stories then perform them. Puppet characters will be created by each child from random shapes, art foam, and other creative materials.
The Tortoise & the Hare
The classic Aesop fable comes to life for students in this tale about the infamous race. The audience helps the race end well and discovers that there are no losers when it comes to friendship.
The Circus of Imagination
Adzooks Puppets will bring ordinary objects to life to perform in a puppet circus. Twenty students will be involved as volunteers, taking center stage alongside the puppets.
Anything Can Be a Puppet
Students will tap into their imagination and creativity and begin an exploration of the world of puppetry as they create and animate a found object puppet.
One Minute Challenge Tableau: Comprehension and As...
This participatory workshop is designed to demonstrate ways to help students apply and expand their knowledge and understanding across the curriculum. Learn how to facilitate the creation of living pictures that capture a moment in time. See how this theatrical strategy can deepen comprehension and help you differentiate instruction, motivate all types of learners, and gain an instant assessment tool for use in subjects such as language arts, social studies and science. Come and see how drama can empower, educate and transform!
Appropriate for K-8 educators.
Workshop Facilitator: Kassie Misiewicz, Focus 5 Arts Integration Consulting
*This workshop was developed in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is partially underwritten by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Committee for the Performing Arts.
Major Martin Delany-104th Colored Infantry-1865
Delany was a freeborn in S. Carolina. Because the law prohibited formal education, Delany was self-taught and went on to be a teacher, newspaper publisher, medical doctor, and U.S. military commander. Delany will retell his story during this live fact-based presentation reinforced with audience participation.
Prince Among Slaves
Students will meet Abdul Rahman Ibrahima, a West African Muslim prince and military commander. Rahman was captured by his enemies, sold to slave traders, endured the Middle Passage, and eventually taken to a plantation near Natchez, Mississippi. After 40 years of enslavement, he was freed by order of President John Quincy Adams and continued on to strengthen the abolitionist movement.
Mime's the Word! (Workshop)
Beginning with isolation exercises, Beverly Roche will teach students basic pantomime techniques of non-verbal storytelling such as building walls and climbing ladders.
The Wild Things of Sendak
Will Gould and Dave Hepler lead you on a journey into the works of Maurice Sendak that includes a wacky rendition of Where the Wild Things Are.
Masks, Mime, and Imagination
Reed Steele introduces students to the art of mime and the potential of expression and imagination. Mime, sign language, and audience participation combined with humor make this a memorable event.
This program meets standards in 21st Century Skills, Communication, Critical Thinking, Flexible Themes, Life Skills
Seuss and Other Nonsense Stories
The works of three children’s authors are brought to life in this presentation of theatrical readings. Students will be introduced to the idea of nonsense poetry, and will enjoy the simple pleasure of silliness.
This program meets standards in Language Arts, Listening & Speaking
Thomas Edison: Inside the Inventors Minds
Thomas Edison had 1,093 patents, more than any other American, living or dead. This interactive one-man play by Hank Fincken will discuss the process that led to the electric light, the gritty nuts and bolts day to day business of the inventive business with its failures, team-approach, and eventual success.
This program meets standards in Social StudiesU.S. History & Culture
Moving Through Science
Creative movement provides an opportunity to reach all learners, particularly the kinesthetic learner, in ways that allow them to process and retain information effectively and efficiently. In this workshop, teachers examine ways to enhance the teaching of science topics, such as the rainforest habitat, water cycle, rock cycle, plant life cycle, and states of matter, through movement. Participants explore how to involve students in active learning with Kennedy Center teaching artist, Kimberli Boyd, through warm-ups, improvisation, and simple structures for composing dances.
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
March 5–8, 12–15, and April 9–12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. and noon
March 19–22, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.
Ask about ASL-interpreted performances when making a reservation
45 minutes, 350 seats
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Score by Pasek and Paul
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach . . . and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach—among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. But, after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family.
Village Voices, Notes from the Griot
“Villages Voices: Notes from the Griot” is a live and interactive artistic experience that utilizes musicians, dancers, actors, poets and visual artists to tell the stories and highlight the contributions of African-Americans in the arts whose works are either unknown and/or underperformed.
“Village Voices” is a celebration of artistic contributions from African-Americans that will be performed throughout the year as a reminder that artistic contributions in the fine arts can and should be presented regularly and not just to commemorate Black History Month. With artistic performances in classical piano, jazz, African dance, prose and poetry from the late 18thc-present day, this presentation is ideal for K-12 and contains a multitude of interactive and participatory elements.
This program is made possible through the Arts Council’s Art & Soul program. You can read more about this program here.
My Heart in a Suitcase
Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. Life in 1938 Germany is deteriorating quickly for the Lehmanns and all Jews living there. In order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever. Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair, to cling to love and hope even in a world that seems filled with hatred and violence. ArtsPower’s gripping and poignant production about Anne and her family’s decision whether or not to send her on the Kindertransport is a tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of a family’s love. A great production that connects to the study of the Holocaust.
Junie B. Jones
Hooray, hooray! my very-own musical (a play all jumbled together with singing and dancing, I believe) is coming back to Clowes Hall. And what do you know! It’s all about me, Junie B. Jones!
This is the bestest musical ever, I tell you! It’s got loads of funny songs, and it’s based on a bunch of books this lady, Barbara Park, wrote about me and the things I do in first grade.
Junie B., First Grader (at Last!), Junie B., Boss of Lunch, and Junie B., One-Man Band. Whew! I’m glad I can write everything down in my Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal! And you know what? I think I might like first grade after all!
Love, (but not the mushy kind)
Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare
The show must go on! That’s what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to Elizabethan England. There, the daring sibling duo meets William Shakespeare himself—one of the greatest writers of all time – and explores his amazing world of literature. Based on the critically acclaimed Magic Tree House book series and the book Stage Fright on a Summer Night by Mary Pope Osborne, travel with Jack and Annie and your students on this new theatrical tuneful adventure that will surely be a hip-hop hit with everyone who visits.
Diary of a Worm, a Spider, & a Fly
The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp in a bug’s world, capturing all the droll humor and whimsy of the wildly popular books. Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends: Worm, Spider and Fly. Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has superpowers, and Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt. Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others, DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, AND A FLY is a joyful, hip musical exploration of the world outside, and you might just find that a bug’s life is not all that different from your own! Come experience these special stories by Doreen Cronin come to life on the Clowes Stage.
National Geographic Live! On the Trail of Big Cats...
National Geographic photographer Steve Winter’s “On the Trail of Big Cats Tour” has engaged sold-out audiences across North America and educated attendees about how to help save the world’s big cats. From trekking India’s Himalayas in search of rare snow leopards, to stalking the elusive jaguar through Latin American jungles, to chronicling the nocturnal activities of the “American lion” or cougar, there is nowhere Winter won’t go to come face-to-face with his subjects. Listen and learn as Steve shares his experience documenting threatened big cat species around the world and how by saving them, we can save ourselves.
Based on the book by Andrew Clements. Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. When he ends up in Mrs. Granger’s language arts class, he has his best idea ever. He decides to create his own word…FRINDLE! Before long Nick’s word creates a buzz in his school, his town and then to his surprise it spreads all around the country, and a power struggle erupts with the strict Mrs. Granger. Will the word “Frindle” win? Based on the multiple award winning best-selling novel by Andrew Clements this quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words will have your young audience inventing their own words.
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