RESIDENCIES & WORKSHOPS

Children’s Theatre Company offers one-day workshops, multi-week residencies, and tailored experiences to meet the learning goals, schedules, and budgets of school and community groups. Located at the theatre or at your organization, professional teaching artists use theatre activities to connect to the plays on our stages, critical literacy, social/emotional skills, science, math, history, and more. Choose from existing lessons or customize your own to meet your organization’s unique needs.

Neighborhood Bridges Storytelling & Literacy Residencies
(Short or Long-term Models Available)
Neighborhood Bridges storytelling & critical literacy residencies are rooted in the Neighborhood Bridges pedagogy to teach a multitude of arts and literacy based curricula. The Bridges program is a nationally-recognized literacy program using storytelling, theatre arts, and creative writing to support learners in the development of critical literacy, collaboration, and public speaking skills and to transform them into storytellers of their own lives. Our skilled teaching artists animate learning and transform classrooms into communities where students think independently and work collectively. Each two-hour session encourages students to craft their own stories, question dominant narratives, transform those narratives, and perform re-imagined versions of the tales for their peers. Residencies may culminate in a school or community sharing of as student-created class play.  For Early Learners - 1st grade, contact Laura Mann Hill. For 2nd grade - 12th grade, contact Tessa Flynn Henderson.

Pre and Post Show Workshops
(For up to 30 students)
Are you planning on bringing your class to see a play at Children’s Theatre Company? Extend the experience with a pre or post show workshop in your classroom. CTC will send a professional teaching artist to your school for a 1-hour interactive workshop to introduce students to the elements of theatre including acting, design, research, and the role of audience. Students develop personal relevance with the characters and themes of the play while engaging their body, voice and imagination. Each participating classroom receives CTC’s Connecting Curriculum and Audience Guide for the show connecting with Minnesota Academic Standards including: Literature, Speaking, Vocabulary Acquisition, Social Studies, Citizenship and Theatre. Note: workshops can also be booked at the theatre to coincide with your field trip if space is available. To book, email schools@childrenstheatre.org.

Core Curriculum Workshops and Residencies
(Short or Long-term models available)
Use theatre arts to enrich existing classroom curriculum. Our professional teaching artists will take your curricular goals and craft 30-90 minute sessions allowing students to kinesthetically explore core content with through their bodies, voices, and imaginations. Tailored to your specific content, choose from Scientific Processes, Vocabulary Acquisition, History in Action, Social/Emotional Learning, or work with us to design your own. For more information, email education.


Theatre Workshops for Family and Community Groups
Have a group that wants to learn about acting? Work with a professional teaching artist for a 1-2 hour interactive theatre workshop. Choose from Creative Play for Ages 2-5, Ensemble Building for Grades K-12, Intro to Acting for Grades K-12, or work with the Education Staff to design your own experience. Available for groups of children or a multigenerational audience. Great for scout troops, birthday parties, or a community organization’s family night. For more information, email education.

Creative Play Workshops
Developed to support children’s resiliency in coping with adversity and stress, CTC’s Creative Play Workshops actively engage the whole body, voice, and imagination in activities that integrate sensory exploration and mind-body strategies for calming. Expressive arts activities build cognitive development in self-regulation, problem solving, and support collaboration and safe emotional expression. For more information, email education.

Privacy Policy

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Children’s Theatre Company (“CTC”) is committed to providing a safe online experience. We collect no personally identifying information, unless you choose to provide us with that information. This statement of Privacy applies to the CTC website and governs data collection and usage. By using the CTC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

COLLECTION OF PERSON INFORMATION
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This information is used to improve the functionality of the website—to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. We may compile and report aggregate statistics about our users — numbers, traffic patterns, and related site information — but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. CTC is not responsible for privacy statements or other content on websites outside of CTC, including those linked from CTC’s website.

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CHANGES TO STATEMENT

CTC may occasionally update our Statement of Privacy to reflect customer feedback or changing technologies. CTC encourages you to review this statement periodically.

CONTACT

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DISCLAIMER

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