Learn about the experiences of African-Americans under the institution of slavery in this re-enactment of the true story of Lucy Bagby, a runaway slave captured in Cleveland amid the protests of local abolitionists and returned to her Master. 6 students will be asked to work with Robin prior and then join her in the performance. Audience encouraged to sing along with traditional songs of the Civil War. This offering is one of the Diversity Engagement programs available.
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.
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. Targets 3-8th grade curriculum.