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Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Written communication is a convenient substitute for spoken communication. For thousands and thousands of years, communication was spoken, one to one to one until everyone knew. Records were written down, but not stories. News was delivered by criers who walked through the streets yelling...

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Shakespeare Production

Students will rehearse and perform a 60-90 minute version of one of William Shakespeare's plays in his original language under the direction of a professional theater artist. Rehearsals will take place after school for at least 40 hours in total. The schedule of these rehearsals will be based on the needs of the school. It is recommended that the week before performance have extended rehearsals, including at least one pull-out beginning at 1:00 pm. Cost for this after-school p...

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Play Production

Students will rehearse and perform a full-length play under the direction of a professional theater artist. A variety of plays is available, depending on the needs and desires of the school. Rehearsals will take place after school for at least 40 hours in total. The schedule of these rehearsals will be based on the needs of the school. It is recommended that the week before performance have extended rehearsals, including at least one pull-out beginning at 1:00 pm. Cost for t...

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Speech/Oral Interpretation Competition

In this after-school program, students will prepare for a competition within the school or in competition with another school in two categories: Public Speech and Oral Interpretation. Students who choose to participate in persuasive speech will analyze speeches given by public figures throughout American history to learn how the best reads and sounds. After writing and preparing speeches of their own, they will learn the skills of presentation in a public space. Students in oral interpret...

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Improv Ensemble

In this after-school program, students will learn the skills and techniques of improv comedy. This unscripted theatrical form is an excellent way for students to build communication, listening and ensemble skills. Once or twice a week, depending on the needs of the school, students will meet with a teaching artist to play improv games, learn character development and develop the self-confidence needed to perform without a script. At the end of the workshop, students will present a perform...

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