Post-performance Workshop—Spoken Word Alive!
Leeny’s creative dramatics workshop allows students to learn new skills (to enhance articulation, projection, vocal variety, and gestures), share in the joy of performing, and participate in confidence-building exercises. Students perform a group (ensemble) tale using four volunteers at a time for the speaking parts, while the remainder of the class creates sound effects and scenery. Ensemble acting develops students’ self-esteem, cooperation, respect for each other, and individual ability. A smaller group setting accentuates the academic relevancy of language arts and storytelling, creative dramatics, mime, movement and improvisation.
Participant Limit: 28
Curriculum Connection: Storytelling, Physical Dramatization of Story, Culture, English Language Arts, Character Education
Post-Performance Workshops: $200/each
Travel Fee: $60 per day
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
Drinking water for Leeny.
Should be in a room where students can move around and enact a story in a theatre setting.
If held in a classroom, students’ desks should be pushed back to leave a "stage area" on one side of the room and space for students to sit on the floor in a couple of rows.
Students should wear nametags.
Teacher supervision is required throughout the entire workshop.
Optional activity: Teachers and students can practice their listening skills by counting the sounds around them. Students should relax and sit still with their eyes closed. Each student must silently count ten sounds they hear either in the classroom or outside. Afterwards, teachers and students should list, describe, and identify these sounds.