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Arts in Education: Middle School

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STORYTELLING

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank    

5th-12th      $750 tours to schools.

AndThen_artThis powerful multi-media piece tells the story of the hidden children of the Holocaust. Two surviving friends of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, recount their stories on DVD, while actors portray their experiences during the Holocaust on stage. Click here for more information.

 

The Jungle Book     

All Ages  $750 tours to schools. Theatre field trips available.

 

By Greg Banks
Adapted from the novel by Rudyard Kipling
Directed by Laurel Crowe

Mowgli is rambunctious and curious, scrappy and silly. This new adaptation finds a child lost in the Indian jungle, where he is adopted by Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Panther, and all the beasts who call the mysterious wilderness home. This fast-paced retelling keeps you perched on the edge of your seat!

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The GIVER  

6th-12th grade.  $750 tours to schools. Theatre field trips available.

By Eric Coble
Adapted from the novel by Lois Lowry
Directed by Laurel Crowe

Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver - to receive and keep the memories of the community.

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Bull Run/ Manassas      5th-8th      $475

BULL RUN/MANASSAS is a duo program with actor/musicians Cathy Kaemmerlen and Scott DePoy, depicting the first major battle of the American Civil War through the words of some two dozen characters, from both the North and the South. From the glimmer, to the onset, to the battle itself, to the after effects, through monologues, poignant and insightful, funny and tearful, and through authentic period music, BULL RUN (Northern name)/MANASSAS (Southern name) brings to life this vital period in American history. Click here for more information.

Pearl Harbor Children      5th and 8th      $325

Three accounts of December 7, 1941: a young American girl, living on O’ahu, whose father is a civilian dock worker (Sarah Walker); the daughter of Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese flight commander for the Pearl Harbor attack (Miyoko Fuchida); and a nisei, Japanese-American girl living in Hawaii (Yuriko Ito.) The three stories intertwine as we learn the facts about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and its consequences. Click here for more information.

Cards in the Spokes     Middle/ High School     $580

Through this story, you'll be one of the boys roaming free. At Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, you'll be with black and white children in the movie theatre – segregated, yet stuffed together – during a partly live touring matinee. Then hop on your bike with the boys as they pass back and forth across the racial boundaries of the times. The scenery is Southern, but the themes are universal, and the lessons speak straight to the heart. Click here for more information.

Forming a Storytelling Troupe (Residency)     Middle/ High Schools     $1600

This 5-day program will work with students and teachers through workshops and training that will enable a school to form their own storytelling troupes. Storytelling builds confidence, exposes the students to many different cultures and gives them public speaking skills that will help them in many different areas. Not to mention the fact that they could get paid and that some schools actually offer storytelling courses and majors. Click here for more information.

Telling Your Own Story (Workshop or Residency)     Middle/ High Schools     $450-Workshop $1600-Residency

Stories bring us together and let us understand our commonality. This can be especially true of our own personal stories. This program enables attendees to remember and share their own stories and become a closer community. Click here for more information.



LIVING HISTORY

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank      5th-12th      $750

AndThen_artThis powerful multi-media piece tells the story of the hidden children of the Holocaust. Two surviving friends of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, recount their stories on DVD, while actors portray their experiences during the Holocaust on stage.

 

Bull Run/ Manassas      5th-8th      $475

BULL RUN/MANASSAS is a duo program with actor/musicians Cathy Kaemmerlen and Scott DePoy, depicting the first major battle of the American Civil War through the words of some two dozen characters, from both the North and the South. From the glimmer, to the onset, to the battle itself, to the after effects, through monologues, poignant and insightful, funny and tearful, and through authentic period music, BULL RUN (Northern name)/MANASSAS (Southern name) brings to life this vital period in American history. Click here for more information.

Pearl Harbor Children      5th and 8th      $325

Three accounts of December 7, 1941: a young American girl, living on O’ahu, whose father is a civilian dock worker (Sarah Walker); the daughter of Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese flight commander for the Pearl Harbor attack (Miyoko Fuchida); and a nisei, Japanese-American girl living in Hawaii (Yuriko Ito.) The three stories intertwine as we learn the facts about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and its consequences. Click here for more information.

Cards in the Spokes     Middle/ High School     $580

Through this story, you'll be one of the boys roaming free. At Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, you'll be with black and white children in the movie theatre – segregated, yet stuffed together – during a partly live touring matinee. Then hop on your bike with the boys as they pass back and forth across the racial boundaries of the times. The scenery is Southern, but the themes are universal, and the lessons speak straight to the heart. Click here for more information.



THEATRE

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe      2nd-8th      $650

LionWitch&WardrobeartThis heart-warming and mysterious play, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis, was so popular in our 2014-2015 season that we are bringing it back for another exhilarating year! Watch as four actors portray Lucy, Edmund, Peter and Susan in their thrilling adventures in Narnia.

 

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank      5th-12th      $750

AndThen_artThis powerful multi-media piece tells the story of the hidden children of the Holocaust. Two surviving friends of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, recount their stories on DVD, while actors portray their experiences during the Holocaust on stage.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Team      3rd- 8th      $650

STEAMTEAM_LOGOWhat can happen when five neighborhood friends take their interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics and join forces to help a friend in need? The S.T.E.A.M Team is formed and the neighborhood will never be the same! Get to know these five friends when they are in both elementary and middle school, as they discover that what makes them different makes their team stronger. The perspective looks different depending on the grade of the audience member!

 

Telling Your Own Story (Workshop or Residency)     Middle/ High Schools     $400-Workshop $1500-Residency

Stories bring us together and let us understand our commonality. This can be especially true of our own personal stories. This program enables attendees to remember and share their own stories and become a closer community. Click here for more information.



LANGUAGE ARTS

Forming a Storytelling Troupe (Residency)     Middle/ High Schools     $1600

This 5-day program will work with students and teachers through workshops and training that will enable a school to form their own storytelling troupes. Storytelling builds confidence, exposes the students to many different cultures and gives them public speaking skills that will help them in many different areas. Not to mention the fact that they could get paid and that some schools actually offer storytelling courses and majors. Click here for more information.

Telling Your Own Story (Workshop or Residency)     Middle/ High Schools     $450-Workshop $1600-Residency

Stories bring us together and let us understand our commonality. This can be especially true of our own personal stories. This program enables attendees to remember and share their own stories and become a closer community. Click here for more information.



PERSONAL GROWTH

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe     2nd-8th       $650

LionWitch&WardrobeartThis heart-warming and mysterious play, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis, was so popular in our 2014-2015 season that we are bringing it back for another exhilarating year! Watch as four actors portray Lucy, Edmund, Peter and Susan in their thrilling adventures in Narnia.

 

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank     5th-12th       $750

AndThen_artThis powerful multi-media piece tells the story of the hidden children of the Holocaust. Two surviving friends of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, recount their stories on DVD, while actors portray their experiences during the Holocaust on stage.

 

 

S.T.E.A.M. Team     3rd- 8th     $650

STEAMTEAM_LOGOWhat can happen when five neighborhood friends take their interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics and join forces to help a friend in need? The S.T.E.A.M Team is formed and the neighborhood will never be the same! Get to know these five friends when they are in both elementary and middle school, as they discover that what makes them different makes their team stronger. The perspective looks different depending on the grade of the audience member!

 

Cards in the Spokes     Middle/ High School     $580

Through this story, you'll be one of the boys roaming free. At Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, you'll be with black and white children in the movie theatre – segregated, yet stuffed together – during a partly live touring matinee. Then hop on your bike with the boys as they pass back and forth across the racial boundaries of the times. The scenery is Southern, but the themes are universal, and the lessons speak straight to the heart. Click here for more information.

Forming a Storytelling Troupe (Residency)     Middle/ High Schools     $1600

This 5-day program will work with students and teachers through workshops and training that will enable a school to form their own storytelling troupes. Storytelling builds confidence, exposes the students to many different cultures and gives them public speaking skills that will help them in many different areas. Not to mention the fact that they could get paid and that some schools actually offer storytelling courses and majors. Click here for more information.

Telling Your Own Story (Workshop or Residency)     Middle/ High Schools     $450-Workshop $1600-Residency

Stories bring us together and let us understand our commonality. This can be especially true of our own personal stories. This program enables attendees to remember and share their own stories and become a closer community. Click here for more information.