IEF Drama Residency - 5th Grade

  • Over a 12-week period, two teaching artists from Child’s Play NY (a theater-arts program for young people) will create a residency for 5th graders using creative drama and language arts to explore the cultures of Ancient Aztec/Incan/Mayan civilizations. Focus will be on connecting the academic work in-progress in the classroom into a visceral format where the students become engaged by stepping into their characters’ shoes, while leaving room for their own writing and improvisations within the script format. Students will have the opportunity to write monologues, two-three character scenes and generate improvisations during the course of the residency. The culmination of the project will be shown to parents either in the auditorium or in the classrooms during an evening performance, and/or to other grades during the day.