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*DIGITAL LEARNING PROGRAMS*

Story Making: Ages 7-10
Beginning as young as ages 7-10, we offer classes that help children begin to break down the fundamentals of telling a story. Students will create their own original story as well as characters and have the opportunity to present what they have created at the end of the session. Students alongside their instructor will brainstorm storylines and themes and learn how to work as an ensemble.

Making the Musical: Ages 11-15
Geared towards children who have shown an interest in musical theatre, students will have the chance to work with teaching artists who will direct and choreograph a “musical revue” throughout the session and have a showcase for the last day.  The music chosen for this class will range among various musicals past and present. Students will learn the additional skills that go into the production of an ensemble musical, by learning how to sing, dance and act within the genre of musical theatre.  

Movement and Dance Ages 11-15
This is an improvisational movement and dance class accompanied by a pianist.  Students do not have to have a prerequisite in dance, just an open and energetic mind.  This class is a great way to exercise the mind and body as well as learn how to interact with others.

Exploring Shakespeare: Ages 15-18
Students will have the opportunity to perform in a short rendition of one of Shakespeare’s plays.  Students will also learn how to properly breakdown a Shakespearean script and learn a classical acting style as well as techniques.  This class is great for high school students who are considering pursuing theatre arts in their school or to help prepare for college.

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innerAct Theatre will work with a school and their teachers throughout the school year or semester. At the end of the residency the classroom teacher will be able to use the new theatre exercises in their classroom. In addition to addressing the reading, writing, language, speaking and listening as described in Common Core, the residency can be designed to address Math, Science, Music and Special Education needs as well. The use of theatre exercises and games are designed to help students attach themselves to what they are specifically learning about.


Programs

Residency & Workshops (Grades K-12)

innerAct Theatre-The mission and goal of innerAct Theatre is Theatre Arts Integration. To integrate theatre in our schools specified curriculum (public school or private K-12). Theatre Arts Integration reaches many different learning styles thereby providing a means for all students to improve the understanding of a subject/topic they are learning in school.

innerAct Theatre will work with a school and their teacher throughout the school year or semester. At the end of the residency the classroom teacher will be able to use the new theatre exercises in their classroom. In addition to addressing the reading, writing, language, speaking and listening as described in Common Core, the residency can be designed to address Math, Science, Music and Special Education needs as well. The use of theatre exercises and games are designed to help students attach themselves to what they are specifically learning about. Length: 1 Hour

1 Workshop: $140
2 Workshops: $250
3 Workshops: $395
4 Workshops: $535

Sample Grade 4 Residency

Residency includes students working in:

  • Emotion Tableaus and Image Live: Two tableau techniques that require students to use expression and non-verbal communication to illustrate an idea or concept.
  • Index cards with facts- Index cards with facts of the subject content will be scattered, students will choose one and read what is on their card including facts to themselves (there will be some duplicates).
  • Story Tableaus/Timeline: Students use facts they received about the subject content to create tableaus. Students must create three frozen pictures to represent the beginning, middle, and end of the story they are given about the content.
  • Hot Seat: students may become a “concept” or person associated with the content. They respond in character to questions directed at them by the student audience.

Wrap Up 55-60 minutes: Students along with the teaching artist and classroom teacher will discuss what was challenging and learned today.

About the Artist

Anthony Depoto is a seasoned theatre Master Teaching Artist who has taught at Hartford Stage and Western Connecticut State University, in addition to his many years with Arts for Learning CT delivering mastery level theater to all audiences.

SOME OF OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

  • COA
    COA
  • Ion Bank
    Ion Bank
  • Community Chest
    Community Chest
  • CFGNH
    CFGNH