Escape! An Underground Railroad Experience

Dramatic Movement

Students focus on the creative process and generate an atmosphere of cooperation and tolerance. In small groups, students learn to develop a movement piece based on prepositional words and phrases.

Instant Theater

Learn the fundamentals of theater with Bill Morgan from SignStage, including stage/acting vocabulary and directions. Students join in the creation of a theater performance as characters in a fairy tale. This program can be presented as a workshop or a performance.

Ready, Set, Action! (Out of school time program)

In this invigorating drama and literacy program, professional actor Bill Morgan from SignStage works with groups of students to create a story or play. Students focus on the fundamentals of stories: who, what, where, when and why, characters, setting, conflict, etc., and understand how to put their ideas in a story format. The students work together to create a script, then rehearse and act out their play. Depending on how much time is available, the play may be video-taped, and students can even learn how a major motion picture is created! DVDs may be made for students.

Sign Language for the Little Dramatist (early childhood)

Learn a combination of basic sign language and creative dramatics with Bill Morgan from SignStage. This program also integrates creative movement with visual arts and music. Children learn about primary and secondary colors and the fundamentals of performing in front of an audience.

Deaf Theater Workshops

Performance Deaf Theater is like speaking two languages at the same time.
Combining theater, American Sign Language, spoken English, and creative writing, students develop a theatrical performance or skit based upon a class topic or theme. All students learn Basic Sign Language when memorizing their script.

Deaf Awareness

What do hearing people do when they need to communicate with a deaf individual and don’t know sign language? Through a combination of theatrical skits and activities, students learn multiple ways to communicate with others.

ACTive Listening: Drama Activities to Enhance Listening Comprehension (Professional Development)

Develop student listening skills and comprehension. Teachers explore and model drama activities, ideas and techniques to improve student focus, attention and responses to oral presentations.