Unlock your students’ potential with movement, writing, performance, and Storytelling (r)Evolutionized! Actors Theatre of Louisville teaching artists offer a range of classroom residencies, in-person and virtually, focused on creatively engaging your students. Classroom teachers will have the opportunity to meet with the teaching artist and our Director of Learning and Creative Engagement to prepare for each residency.
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For High School
In this classroom playwriting residency, an Actors Theatre of Louisville teaching artist leads students through the process of writing a ten-minute play. Students create detailed characters, make specific choices about language, conflict, and structure, and support each other through peer critique.
This program consists of ten 50-minute sessions with an Actors Theatre teaching artist over the course of ten weeks. Classroom teachers are encouraged to give their students additional writing time when the teaching artist is not there.
This program consists of five 50-minute sessions with an Actors Theatre teaching artist over the course of ten weeks. Classroom teachers are encouraged to give their students additional writing time when the teaching artist is not there.
For Middle School and High School
Inspired by Ali Summit written by Idris Goodwin, commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville. Students will explore storytelling methods by sharing their own stories through spoken word, poetry, and writing.
This in-person, two-week Ali Summit residency consists of five sessions, meeting for one hour each day.
This virtual, one-week Ali Summit residency consists of five sessions, meeting for one hour each day.
For Grades 3–5
Dream it. Write it. Perform it. Students bring unique characters and student-written scenes to life in this classroom playwriting residency. Combining creative writing with acting exercises, this experience inspires students to express their naturally creative selves in a celebration of reading, writing, and imagination.
The in-person Word Play learning experience is a three-day classroom playwriting residency.
The virtual Word Play learning experience is a three-day classroom playwriting residency.
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Memberships are meant for individual use. If you are purchasing for a class, please purchase a virtual field trip