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In-School & On-Stage Workshops

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Pre-K to 5th Grade
Orlando Shakespeare Theater is proud to produce dynamic Theater for Young Audiences and inspiring workshops for students. Our Education Department strives to ignite each student's imagination and make your curriculum exciting and accessible for learners at every level by integrating the arts into the classroom.

Grades 6 through 12
Our Educational Programs are designed to empower Middle and High School students by encouraging active listening, critical thinking, collaborative problem solving and creative initiative through a 3-step process. First, use our skill-based Curriculum Guides to supplement your students' introduction to a story or play. Second, enjoy a workshop with our Actor/Educators in your classroom, giving your students hands on experience with the text. Finally, experience the wonder of a live theatrical performance, which will expand your students' imaginations as we bring the story and characters to life on stage.

For more information or booking, call the Education Department at (407) 447-1700 ext. 254.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EXPERIENCES
Pre-K – 5th Grade
FIELD TRIPS
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Theater for Young Audiences introduces your students to theater in a fun and engaging way. Curriculum guides are designed for each production to create natural connections between the play and your grade level curriculum.

DAYS & TIMES:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:15 a.m. & Noon
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

TICKETS:
$9 per person (Buy ten tickets and the 11th is free)

ON STAGE WITH JACK & ANNIE

RECOMMENDED: 2nd – 5th Grade
FEE: $5 per student

Enrich your students' understanding of the inner workings of theater and see how the magic of A Night in New Orleans was created. Jack and Annie will take your class behind the scenes and provide a glimpse into a world the audience rarely gets to see. Students will then participate in exciting theater games and get a taste of what it is like to be an actor. On Stage is available for designated student matinee performances and must be arranged in advance.
AT YOUR SCHOOL: Imaginations Alive

RECOMMENDED:
K – 3rd Grade
FEE: $155 per class (25 students); $400 for 4 classes

During this inspiring interactive workshop, students will demonstrate a basic understanding of internal story grammar. They will collaborate with classmates to build and improvise a story of their own creation. Orlando Shakespeare Theater's Actor/Educators use a series of interactive games and theater exercises to help students effectively employ the elements of character, setting, problem, and solution.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Reading, Speaking and Listening, Theater Arts
SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS: Social Studies, Language Arts, Theater Arts, Health
 

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES
6th – 12th Grade
FIELD TRIPS
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Theater for Young Audiences introduces your students to theater in a fun and engaging way. Curriculum guides are designed for each production to create natural connections between the play and your grade level curriculum.

DAYS & TIMES:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:15 a.m. & Noon
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

TICKETS:
$9 per person (Buy ten tickets and the 11th is free)

ON STAGE WITH TAMING OF THE SHREW AND JULIUS CAESAR

RECOMMENDED: 7th – 12th Grade
FEE: $5 per person (student matinee ticket not included). Buy ten tickets and the 11th is free.

This exciting pre-show workshop prepares your students to experience our production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew or Julius Caesar. In just 30 minutes we will have your students immersed in the world of play, creating a greater understanding of the plot, themes, and major characters. An excellent introduction to Shakespeare!

AVAILABLE
Taming of the Shrew: September 17th – October 4th
Julius Caesar: March 25th – April 18th

AT YOUR SCHOOL: Shakespeare Alive!
Our most popular and award-winning program

RECOMMENDED: 4th - 12th Grade
FEE: $155 per class

Shakespeare Alive! is a workshop facilitated by two Orlando Shakespeare Theater Actor/Educators. In the first half, students engage in an interactive plot summary of one of William Shakespeare's plays. In the second half of the class, 4th through 5th grade students engage in "Insult War" and "Flattery Battle" using vocabulary from Shakespeare's time. 6th through 12th graders paraphrase Shakespearean text distinguishing between the denotative and connotative meanings of words. Shakespeare Alive is a perfect companion experience to attending a student matinee! Up to four classes per day (50 - 60 minutes per class) or three block periods (60 - 90 minutes per class). Limit 30 students per class period.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Reading, Speaking and Listening, Theater Arts
AT YOUR SCHOOL: Shakespearience
You Choose the Play

RECOMMENDED: 5th - 12th Grade
FEE: $1200 for up to 20 students. $50 for each additional student (includes all materials)

Two professional Actor/Educators visit one classroom for 60 - 90 minutes a day for six days. Students are introduced to the life and times of William Shakespeare and the plot, themes, and characters from one of his plays. As the week progresses, students are given a role in the play and through rehearsals are taught to identify, analyze, and apply new skills to communicate the playwright's intent through the physical, emotional, and social dimensions of his characters. On the final day, you may invite parents to be dazzled by your students' very own, unique play!

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Reading, Speaking and Listening, Theater Arts
 



 

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