2016-2017 Educational Opportunities


Workshops



The Man Who Planted Trees

Based on the book by Jean Giono


Date: October 10th - 12th, 2016
Times: 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Grade: 2nd - 5th grade
Duration: 1 hour

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This Multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono's environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show, THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world.




Hocus Focus

With Kevin Spencer


Date: October 24th - 27th, 2016 & May 1st - 4th, 2017
Location: School / Classroom
Grades: K-12 grade
Duration: 1 hour

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This highly effective and motivating hands on workshop conducted by nationally recognized educator Kevin Spencer, offers a unique tool for academic and personal/social development in the classroom. The study and performance of magic tricks is a proven way to address attention, language, planning, sequencing, and organizing tasks, fine motor skills, gross motor function/coordination,concentration,memory skills and much more.




County Of Kings

From the novel by Lemon Anderson


Dates: October 24th - 26th, 2016
October 24th - TBD
Ocobter 25th - 10:00 AM at The Whiting
October 26th - TBD
Grades: 9th - 12th
DURATION: 90 minutes total.
(1 hour performance, 15 minutes preshow and 15 minute post show discussion)

Click here to watch an excerpt of County of Kings.

Lemon Andersen's County of Kings gives a tough, yet poignant biographical account of a good kid growing up in an unforgiving enviorment. Lemon, whose parents met at a methadone clinic and passed away from AIDS, served two prison sentences before he was 21 and won a Tony before he turned 30. His on-stage memoir touches on young love,the birth of hip hop,slinging crack,ballet,stealing car parts,prison, and poetry as he takes the audience on an astonishing and surprising one-man journey toward self-discovery.

1 hour workshops are available, a classroom set of books are supplied to those who participate in the workshop activities.




The Giver

From the novel by Lois Lowry


Dates: October 27th - 28th, 2016
October 27th - 10:00 AM at The Whiting
October 28th - TBD
Grades: 6th - 12th grade
Duration: 90 minutes total.
(1 hour performance, 15 minutes preshow and 15 minute post show discussion)

Click here to watch an excerpt of The Giver

In dystopian world where all is the same, twelve-year old Jonas is selected to become the receiver of memories in his community. As Jonas goes through his training, the buried truth about the world that he was born into becomes hauntingly clear.

1 hour workshops are available, a classroom set of books are supplied to those who participate in the workshop activities.




Everybody's Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story


Date: February 2nd, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: The Whiting
Grades: 3rd - 12th grades
Duration: 1 hour

Click here to watch an excerpt of The Jackie Robinson Story.


It was no accident that Jackie Robinson was chosen as the first ballplayer to break the color barrier in the sport known as America's pastime. There were plenty of good athletes in the Negro Leagues: some maybe even better than Jackie. But when Branch Rickey decided to add a black person to the Brooklyn Dodgers, he knew that individual had to be special. He had to be strong enough to stand up to the teammates who would ridicule him, the pitchers who would throw at him and the fans who would send him threats. He had to be able to turn the other cheek, to show that he was the bigger man and to prove that he could be everybody's hero. This play with music by Mad River Theater Works shows the events that shaped Jackie Robinson's character, his struggle to gain acceptance, and the trememdous obstacles he overcame on his way to changing the face of our nation and our national pastime.




Lights! Camera! Math!

Written by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney


Date: February 13th - 14th, 2017
February 13th at The whiting, 10:00 AM & 12:30
February 14th TBD
Location: The Whiting
Grades: 3rd - 6th grades
Duration: 1 hour

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Prepare to be amazed,dazzled & bewildered by Cahoots NI's mind-blowing production Lights! Camera! Math! - a spectacular show where Maths, Theatre and Digital Technology collide to create a fun and interactive performance proving that understanding maths can be fun!


Meet Danny Carmo - It's not so long ago that he thought school and, in particular, maths wasn't for him. He was more interested in dreaming about a future on the stage & perhaps the big screen - all he ever wanted to be was a famous magician!!! But when he knuckled down to learn all the tricks of the trade he realized that Math was not only essential... but was the SECRET to a whole load of magic!!!


Lights! Camera! Math! is a multimedia and education production featuring the magical world of Danny Carmo!




Fahrenheit 451

From the novel by Ray Bradbury


Dates: February 27th - March 1st, 2017
February 27th - TBD
February 28th, 10:00 AM at The Whiting
February 29th - TBD
Grades: 9th - 12th grade
Duration: 90 minutes total.
(1 hour performance, 15 minutes preshow and 15 minute post show discussion)

This Ray bradbury classic comes to life via one actor who floats between characters in a haunting look at censorship in a modern world. The novel presents a frightening vision of the future where firemen don't put out fires; they start them to burn books. Take your students through a poignant exploration of censorship and civil disobedience with pre and post show discussions to enhance student's understanding of how these themes have continued to exist in today's society.

1 hour workshops are available, a classroom set of books are supplied to those who participate in the workshop activities.