Unlock your students’ potential with movement, writing, performance, and storytelling (r)evolutionized! Actors Theatre of Louisville teaching artists offer a range of classroom residencies focused on creatively engaging your students. Classroom teachers will have the opportunity to meet with the teaching artist and our Learning and Creative Engagement team before the residency begins.
For more information, please email Erica Denise, Director of Learning and Creative Engagement, at EDenise@ActorsTheatre.org.
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, made 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
The Ali Summit residency is centered around the play of the same name, written by Idris Goodwin for Actors Theatre’s Humana Festival of New American Plays. The students will learn about Muhammad Ali’s life and legend, and write pieces in various styles about themselves as legends as well. Classes will focus on movement (krumping), monologues, spoken word, and poetry.
This in-person, two-week Ali Summit residency consists of ten 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 six-day classroom playwriting residency.
The virtual Word Play learning experience is a three-day classroom playwriting residency.
Thank you to our partners for their support of this programming.
The Learning and Creative Engagement team will be masked and requires all students and teaching staff involved to be masked as well. Actors Theatre has also implemented a mandatory vaccine policy whereby all of our staff and contract artists must be vaccinated. We will also maintain a 6 foot social distance from teachers, staff, and students. We also offer remote residencies as an alternative. If you have any questions about our safety policy as it relates to in-person residencies, please feel free to reach out to our Director of Learning and Creative Engagement, Erica Denise via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
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