Students take on different 19th century personas as they come to understand and empathize with the men and women who fought so hard and risked so much to gain freedom from slavery. Schools can select from the following themes: Finding your Kinfolk, Designing Freedom Quilts, Escape Challenge, Loading Cargo, and Journey Onward. This offering is one of the Diversity Engagement programs available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.