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Plays and Events

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.

Reservations can be made by calling the Box Office at (407) 447-1700.
Call our Education Department at (407) 447-1700 ext. 254 to find out more.

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)

IMAGINATIONS ALIVE

RECOMMENDED: K – 3rd Grade
FEE: $155 per class (25 students); $500 for 4 classes

During this interactive workshop, students will demonstrate a basic understanding of story grammar, collaborating 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.

COMMON CORE CONNECTIONS: Reading, Speaking and Listening, Theater Arts

MAGIC TREE HOUSE ALIVE

RECOMMENDED:
2nd – 4th Grade
FEE: $155 per class (25 students); $500 for 4 classes

During this interactive workshop, Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s Actor/Educators encourage your students to act as authors and create story ideas for their own Magic Tree House Adventure. Through interactive games and theater exercises, students work in groups to pick a historical central character, time period, and magical object, creating a “snapshot” of story elements using their own bodies as statues. Follow-up activities include writing letters to author Mary Pope Osborne explaining their story suggestions, and designing book covers based on their ideas.

COMMON CORE CONNECTIONS: Reading, Speaking and Listening, Theater Arts
 

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:
Select Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

TICKETS:
$10 per person (Buy 10 tickets and the 11th is free)
$17 per person for Les Misérables

ON STAGE WITH THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR AND HENRY V

RECOMMENDED: 7th – 12th Grade
FEE: $15 per person (includes performance admission). Buy ten tickets and the 11th is free.

This exciting pre-show workshop prepares your students to experience our production of Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR or HENRY V. In just 30 minutes we will have your students immersed in the world of the play, creating a greater understanding of the plot, themes, and major characters. An excellent introduction to Shakespeare!

AVAILABLE
The Merry Wives of Windsor: February 13, 26, 27, March 5, 2015
Henry V: February 24, 27, March 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 2015

AT YOUR SCHOOL: Shakespeare Alive!
Our most popular and award-winning program
A great supplement to The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V, or useful as an introduction to any Shakespeare play.

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

Up to four classes per day (50 - 60 minutes per class). Limit 30 students per class period. 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 and 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!

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Reading, Speaking and Listening, Theater Arts
POINT OF VIEW: An Anti-Bullying Workshop
Supplement to The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V

RECOMMENDED: 5th - 12th Grade
FEE: $155 per class

Point of View is an interactive workshop facilitated by two Orlando Shakespeare Theater Actor/Educators using theater games to explore how gesture, posture, vocal inflection, and verbal content informs status in everyday interactions. The workshop culminates in the class generating a list of behaviors which endow classmates with higher status.This workshop is an ideal companion to a Student Matinee of The Best of Enemies or To Kill A Mockingbird.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Reading, Speaking and Listening, Theater Arts, Social Studies
 



 

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