2014 Master Classes
MASTER CLASS A: KATIE DAWSON, STEPHANIE CAWTHON, AND BRIDGET KIGER LEE
Thursday, July 31st
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
NAILING JELLO TO THE WALL: MEASURING THE IMPACT OF YOUR ARTS PROGRAMMING
This hands-on workshop will introduce a wide variety of affordable fabrication techniques, materials, and production ideas that are kid tested and teacher friendly. With an emphasis on the need to keep costs down and outcomes high, this workshop will help the participant to utilize recycled materials for building all things theatrical. Additionally, this workshop will present a variety of ways to integrate puppetry into the classroom for cross curriculum teaching in nearly any academic or theatrical circumstance.
MASTER CLASS C: KURT WOOTTON
Saturday, August 2nd
9:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
ROARING, ROLLING, AND GNAWING: DESIGNING EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES WITH THE PERFORMANCE CYCLE
For nearly twenty years, The Performance Cycle, developed by the ArtsLiteracy Project at Brown University, has provided a clear structure for integrating performance and various art forms into numerous educational settings in Brazil, Mexico, and the United States. Kurt Wootton, co-founder of the ArtsLiteracy Project and director of Habla, a lab school in Mexico, will introduce the Performance Cycle in a vigorous hands-on workshop. Wootton will focus on ways we can recover our sense of theatrical play with adults and students in schools and workplaces.
Saturday, August 2nd
THE ART OF GIVING AND RECEIVING FEEDBACK
One of the most neglected tools in the process of teaching Playwriting is the art of giving and receiving effective feedback. Whether in a classroom, a developmental workshop, or a post play discussion, we often make the assumption that "discussing" a play is a simple task, yet nothing could be farther from the truth. In this hands-on workshop, Susan Zeder will share techniques, developed over decades of teaching, on to how to structure feedback sessions that creatively involve an entire group by responding to work within the metaphor of the play. Participants will be asked to submit short plays (5-7 pages) that will become the touchstones for Feedback experiences.