Earlie Bird Productions’ in-school outreach program is set to launch this April at Philadelphia’s Charter High for Architecture and Design (CHAD).
CHAD’s design-based curriculum emphasizes a student’s active commitment to a personal educational process. Students are asked to explore, discover, and use their voices.
Over the course of eight weeks with EBP, CHAD students will actively explore the various roles in theatre; begin to speak its language; experiment with movement and voice; and collaborate with their peers and industry professionals to explore issues present in their daily high-school lives. The program will use theatre as a means of promoting creativity, collaboration, innovation, leadership, and self-confidence. It will culminate with a performance at the school’s annual end-of-year Spring Festival.
Also included in this session, a field trip to The Arden Theatre for a showing of August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned.
EBP’s educational programming is adaptable to various educational and community environments. The length and breadth of programming is determined through conversation with organizational leadership and stakeholders, and may consist of shorter intensives and/or full semesters. Fields of possible study include dramaturgy; generative writing and play writing; lighting, set, and sound design; set construction and dressing; costume design and construction; voice; movement; stage combat; stage management; directing; backstage crew; and front of house management.
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