Little Kids Play Plays
Session 3: Grades K-2
Even our littlest students have much to say! Let them discover their own voices as writers and performers. Our emphasis will be on authenticity and ownership through strategies for students to create and perform their own work. Includes helping students to adapt picture books into small, developmentally appropriate performance pieces.
How to do a Young Playwrights Festival (So much better than Readers Theatre!)
Session 4: Grades 3-6
I know and you know they like Readers Theatre (what I like to call the "coloring book" equivalent to original art work.) Trust me there is so much more scope for creativity and satisfaction in the space between Readers Theatre and a fully staged theatrical show (not to mention less stress for you and more ownership for your students.)We will concentrate on strategies for students to create, write and hold staged readings of their work. Includes helping students to adapt literature as well as create original work.
Teresa Love has been working as a drama/theatre specialist for over 30 years. Her work on the innovative Provo Integrated Arts Project--arts in-service and curriculum--lead her to Los Angeles where she was a founding partner in two Theatre-in-Education/Theatre for Young Audience groups. For 17 years she was artistic director of Imagination Company, a touring theatre of adult professional actors who performed specifically for children. IMCO reached an audience of over four million children, mostly school populations. She has been invited to present at Arts Express for the past 11 years.
Teresa was an in-classroom specialist with the Fullerton, California School District, and she worked with the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles on the Reading Edge program. She currently teaches at BYU in the Theatre and Media Arts Department, instructing preservice teachers in the course Drama in the Elementary School Classroom, as well teaching courses in storytelling and theatre education preparation. She participates as a professional development partner with the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Project. Her most recent directing projects are Anne of Green Gables at BYU and Tamales and Roses for Utah Valley University.