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Theatre Residencies


Theatre residencies offered:

 

Up, Down, and All Around: Developing Spatial Awareness 

Grades K-2
Through guided imaginative play, students explore the space around them and it's relationship to self and others.
  • Length and frequency are based on student needs.    
 

Mirror, Mimic, and Pantomime: Drama and the Imagination 

Grades K-2
Students are reminded that they don't need much to act out stories- the best tool of all is imagination.

  • Length and frequency are based on student needs.   

 

Going to the Zoo: Portraying Animal Characters 

Grades K-2
Students learn how to go beyond literal interpretations when portraying animal characters.

  • Length and frequency are based on student needs.    

 

Character Mosaics 

Grades K-5
Stepping in role as historical figures and/or creating characters from scratch both require students to consider many layers of their creation.

  • Length and frequency are based on student needs.   

 

Call and Respond 

Grades K-8
Students engage with texts in a variety of ways from reading aloud with expressive voices to inference to personalizing meaning.

  • Length and frequency are based on student needs.   

 

Pantomime to Props: Preparing Students for Object Exploration 

Grades K-8
In a world that offers access to so much, we sometimes rely on things we don't need, especially when it comes to acting out stories.  Students experiment with the power of pantomime and simple props to tell stories. 

  • Length and frequency are based on student needs.    

 

Digital Storytelling: The Relationship Between Drama and Technology 

Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12
Students explore the intersection between drama and technology in the classroom.

  • Length and frequency are based on student needs.    

 

Breaking Boundaries: Understanding Difficult Issues through Process-Based Drama 

Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12
Students step in role and imaginatively explore situations as a way to open dialogue and foster empathy about experiences that may appear too distant for us to truly understand.

  • Length and frequency are based on student needs.    

 

Dimensions of Space: A Mathematical Perspective of Drama 

Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12
Students develop knowledge and skills in theatre design elements while applying mathematical concepts to their set design of a given play.

  • Length and frequency are based on student needs.    

 

Adapting for Stage: Guided Playwriting in the Classroom 

Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12
Students are guided through techniques that help them devise original scripts based on their interpretations.

  • Length and frequency are based on student needs.   

 


For more information about the theatre workshops and residencies, developing other customized programs, and scheduling contact:


Laurie Melnik
Director of Theatre Education
423-425-5242
laurie-melnik@utc.edu 

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