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Assemblies

2019-20 School Year

The Odyssey Experience

by Christopher Parks

October 28th- November 22nd, 2019

Running Time: Approx. 60 minutes

Recommended for grades 4-8

The Odyssey Experience is a completely-interactive production! Adapted from Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus’ voyage is the subject of an innovative and participatory style of theatrical storytelling. Students not only interact with characters in this tale from ancient Greece, but they portray many of the principal characters themselves—as they are transported on a journey unlike any they have ever experienced before.

Themes: Greek Mythology, Classic Literature, Homer's Odyssey

ODOE Standards: 

 Language Arts: Integration of Knowledge, Comprehension and Collaboration, Vocabulary Acquisition and Use, Identifying Key Details of Drama such as characters, settings and scenes. Fine Arts: Drama/Theatre- Creating (CE), Producing/Performing (PR), Responding/Reflecting (RE) 

Harriet Tubman: an American Moses

by Gay Monteverde

March 9th-20th, 2020

Running Time: Approx. 60 minutes

Recommended for grades 4-8

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! When a storyteller summons Harriet Tubman from the past, one of America's greatest heroines divulges the details of her extraordinary life and unimaginable feats of courage. In this play with music, diverse characters come to life, from Frederick Douglas to Civil War soldiers! 

 

Themes: Civil War, Underground Railroad, Geography, Black History, Civil Rights

ODOE Standards: 

Social Studies: Historical Thinking & Skills- Heritage (Anti-Slavery, Underground Railroad) Human Systems (Racial Diversity); Civil War & Reconstruction (Federalism, American Civil War, Key Events in American History) Language Arts: Speaking & Listening, Identifying Key Details of Drama such as characters, settings and scenes. Fine Arts: Drama/Theatre- Creating (CE), Producing/Performing (PR), Responding/Reflecting (RE) 

 

The Imaginators

by Dwayne Hartford

May 4th- 29th, 2020

Running Time: Approx. 60 minutes

Recommended for grades PK-3

The Imaginators is the story of three children and the power of imagination. Anne and Tim have just moved to a new town and struggle to make new friends. Through a new neighbor, the children discover their own strengths, the value of cooperation, and the unlimited power of their imaginations as they figure out how to defeat an imaginary monster! The play reminds children and adults alike never to lose their sense of play and creativity.

Themes: Inclusiveness, Creativity, Anti-Bully

ODOE Standards:

Language Arts: Integration of Knowledge, Comprehension and Collaboration, Vocabulary Acquisition and Use, Identifying Key Details of Drama such as characters, settings and scenes. Fine Arts: Drama/Theatre- Creating (CE), Producing/Performing (PR), Responding/Reflecting (RE) 

What is included?

45-60 Minute Performance

Question & Answer Session with the Actors

Study Guide corresponding to ODOE State Standards

What if our school doesn't have a stage?

No problem! We just need a clear space about 16' x 16' with at least 12' ceilings. Most cafeterias, gymnasiums and even media centers can work just fine. 

How much is an assembly?

First Performance: $250

Second Performance: $200

Limited subsidized FREE performances are available for schools in need. Contact us for more info!

Travel fees may apply for schools located 20 miles or further from Elyria, Ohio.

This program is generously sponsored by: