September is National Literacy Month!

Celebrate National Literacy Month with a Drama Workshop! Did you know that all Blue Apple Players workshops support literacy? Because drama is sharing stories through performance, we're always guiding youth on communicating the elements of literacy. Utilizing drama to support literacy skills helps reinforce education and encourages new and deeper thinking in youth. Drama also encourages empathy.

For your consideration . . .

StoryTime – PreK-3rd grade

Join in this lively, interactive storytelling program. Children participate through imagination, sound and movement. Led by two teaching artists, this session encourages active listening, comprehension and language development – all skills vital to early literacy. 30 min $100 / 40 min $125

StoryCraft – 1st – 5th grades

Bring a story to life with drama! StoryCraft builds active listening through traditional storytelling, and reinforces students' knowledge of literacy through kinesthetic drama activities. Students take on roles and create the story environment to learn foundational literary elements. This workshop is a great place to start before students begin to write their own stories. 60 min $100 / 90 min $150

StoryTime Theatre – PreK-5th grades

Our new program for large audiences. StoryTime Theatre features an entertaining 30 minute performance with whimsical props and costumes, and a 15 minute educational Question & Answer session. A fun way for students to learn about a story genre (fairytale, folktale, tall tale, etc). 2013 Title to be announced soon! Schedule your spring performance now! $500 per performance.

Theatre Workshops – 5th grade – 12th grade

Students build skills in using the tools of an actor – body, voice and imagination – through theatre games and a variety of acting techniques and exercises. Our Teaching Artists guide your students in bringing their own original ideas to drama – practicing spontaneity, creativity and collaboration. Or, pick a theme for your classroom (Example: bullying, social studies, To Kill a Mockingbird, etc). Sessions are tailored to the age of participants and focus on working as a group. One-hour, One & half hour, Two hour workshops available. Workshops are customized to your needs, and performance option available. $100 per hour. 

Contact Education Director Heather Burns at heather@blueappleplayers.org or 502-587-7990.