Caravan Theatre in the Schools

Caravan Theatre has an expert and experienced team of theatre artists ready to work with school children and teachers. We offer performances of plays and/or many kinds of workshops. We also provide teacher-training. Whether our team visits your school for one hour, one day, or over a series of weeks, we deliver fantastic artistic adventures for all.

PERFORMANCES

DOCTOR CONCOCTER. Follow the good doctor as he travels to far-off Africa. Can he get there in time to save the sick, desperate aimals? Or will he be overcome by the perils that beset him at every turn? Rhyming has never been so much fun!

One-woman show incorporating story-telling, poetry, African dance, and puppetry.

30 minutes long, for ages 4-12.

Show only: $100. Add a matching workshop: $35/workshop

 

ROBYN CRUSOE  A young girl is shipwrecked on a deserted island and must struggle to survive. This play explores the theme of how technology and our modern lifestyle distance us from the beauty and wonder of Nature. Mime speaks volumes in this gem of a play!

2 actors in a mostly-mime peformance

25 minutes long, for all ages

Show only: $150. Add a matching workshop: $35/workshop

 

FOLKTALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD  Explore the rich literary and cultural diversity of other countries. Myths, legends, and folktales from far-away places make for lively and entertaining theatre.

3 or 4 actors

Length varies with number of stories presented, for ages 4-12

Show only: from $100-250, depending on show booked. Add a matching workshop: $35/workshop.

 

Travel surcharges may apply. If booking multiple performances of the same show on the same day, a discount is applied to each additional performance.

ELEMENTARY WORKSHOPS

PUPPETS AND ALMOST-PUPPETS  Students use traditional and non-traditional puppets in story-telling and role-plays.

 

FAIRY-TALE THEATRE  Well-loved tales acted out in fresh new ways. Students work together to unite movement, chant, character and setting in the re-telling of stories.

 

EXPLORE YOUR CREATIVITY  Exciting theatre exercises inspire students to self-confidence and self-expression. Everyone wins in theatre games!

 

DANCE DRAMA  Tell a story, create a character, communicate atmosphere - all through the medium of dance and creative movement.

 

ARTS ATTACK!  Explore a story through the different mediums of drama, music and art. Stretch those creative muscles!

 

TRUST AND GROUP-BUILDING GAMES  Build up group trust and cohesion with theatre exercises that open up communication and sharing.

 

PERFORMANCE PREP  Let us help get your students get ready for their upcoming performance. Students have fun while learning the elements of successful staging.

 

COSTS:  $35/workshop. Travel surcharges may apply. 

 

UPPER ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

COMMEDIA DEL'ARTE  Explore this ancient art form that inspired the likes of Charlie Chaplin and gave birth to the term "slapstick" and the American sit-com. Physical comedy at its fun and finest!

 

SHAKESPEARE  Play with the poetry and passion of Shakespeare. Discover the power of the Bard.

 

MASKS  Slip into another way of being. Learn how the mask challenges the actor to communicate character and intent in non-verbal ways.

 

PHYSICAL THEATRE  Create meaning through movement. Explore relevant issues, either personal, political or societal, through the collective devising of a performance piece.

 

ISSUE THEATRE  Text, movement, voice and character....all the elements come together as we dive into an issue of the school's choosing and embrace the learning therein.

 

PUPPET AND OBJECT THEATRE Use traditonal and non-traditional puppets in story-telling and role plays.

 

DANCE DRAMA  Tell a story, create a character, ommunicate atmosphere - all through the medium of dance and creative movement.

 

SLAM POETRY  Quick and quirky poem-making.

 

FREEDOM DANCE  Improvisational dance -where theatre meets yoga meets dance. Fun and reflective at the same time.

 

THE ART OF IMPROVISATION  Create instant characters and scenes and learn how to embrace the moment in order to discover its comic potential.

 

READER'S THEATRE Scripts in hand, bums on seats.....learn what's important in theatre through paring away the non-essentials of set, props and costumes. In Reader's Theatre, small things speak volumes.

 

URBAN MYTHS UNPLUGGED  Use a variety of theatre techniques to explore the depper meaning behind common urban myths and legends.

 

MIME IT!  No words, just bodies. Build a silent scene that leaves your audience speechless.

 

COSTS:  $35/workshop. Travel surcharges may apply. 

TEACHER-TRAINING

Caravan Theatre offers numerous workshops designed to equip teachers with tools and techniques to bring out the creative best in their students. Want to learn how to pull a play together quickly and cheaply? Interested in deeply engaging your students in the creative process of building a play? Have an idea but not a script and would like direction in how to bring that idea to fruition? Need help in turning a book into a play? 

 

Caravan Theatre facilitators are experts at guiding teachers into the creative process of making plays that link to curriculum or holidays. Learn the tools to easily engage your students in play-making and together create visually stunning and emotionally stirring plays.

WHAT EDUCATORS SAY ABOUT CARAVAN THEATRE

 

"Absolutely incredible and wonderful!" 

 

"Loved the exercises; they kept us engaged"

 

"They understand kids and know how to bring out the best in them"

 

"She brought out the best in me, as well as the kids"

 

"If you have a chance to bring her into your organization, get her!"

 

"They break down the barriers of self-consciousness and "coolness"  and really reach each student"

 

"Super presentation and workshop!"

 


 

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