WORKSHOPS, RESIDENCIES, AND AFTER-SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB
A professional teaching-artist will come into your classroom and lead a single workshop in any of the following disciplines. All of our workshops use fast, fun, and exciting interactive activities to engage your students and enhance their learning.
Acting: An introduction to the essential elements of the actor’s craft; stage presence, vocal projection, character development, and text analysis.
Improvisation: An introduction to the exciting art of spontaneous theater, with a focus on spontaneity, imagination, collaboration, and creative risk-taking.
Playwriting: An introduction to the basic skills of the playwright; plot, theme, character and dialogue.
Classroom workshops are 45 minutes to an hour in length and can include a maximum of 35 students. $250.00
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE!
Four, six, and eight week artist-in-residence programs in acting, improvisation, or playwriting can be customized, combined, stretched or shortened to meet your particular needs and address your current curriculum content. So, how about taking that book your students are reading and having them write and perform an original play about it? Artist In Residence Programs can culminate with a showcase performance for the rest of the school.
Each visit is 45 minutes to an hour in length and can include a maximum of 35 students. Price varies based on length and scope of program.
AFTER-SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB!
Want to put on a great school play? Our After-School Drama Club is the way to go. Our experienced theater professionals will work with your staff and your students to create a thriving after-school drama club that mounts professional-caliber theater productions. We can do the classics, like The Wizard of Oz, or we can do one of our fabulous original plays – or why not an ongoing program that eventually does them all?
An After-School Drama Club can be paid for by your school or the students can pay individually to participate. Prices vary depending on the chosen funding model and the size and scope of the production.
"Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater is, in a
word, SPECTACULAR! Definitely my class'
favorite assembly of the year!"
-Tricia Baxter, 5th Grade Teacher
"Thank you for the fabulous presentation!
The students absolutely loved it!"
- Corrine Smith, 4th Grade Teacher
"Students beg to be part of the performance. It's a delight to hear the students in the
audience belly laughing."
- Mary Anne LaPointe, 4th Grade Teacher
"I have had the opportunity to see many
assemblies. By far, Kenn Adams' Adventure
Theater! creates the most incredible
experience for children."
- Renee Travis, 3rd Grade Teacher
"I was amazed at how well Kenn engaged
his audience. My kids still talk about it
- Sue Hammond, 2nd Grade Teacher
"My students don't get many opportunities
like this, and I'm sure you felt how
very Much they enjoyed and appreciated
- Kathy Carrozi, 4/5 Special Day Class
"It was very gratifying to witness the enthusiasm of my students for writing and performing a play about state history.
- Claire Reidenbach, 4th Grade Teacher
SCHOOL ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCE
Adventure Theater! is a fast-paced, interactive, outrageously funny, theatrical experience for heroes of all ages! Created and performed by veteran improviser Kenn Adams, Adventure Theater! is an improvised play that casts your students as the stars of the show. Audience members provide the sound effects, become the scenery, suggest exciting plot twists, and even jump up on stage to improvise right along with the cast!
Our Adventure Theater! assembly performance is 50 minutes in length and perfect for all grades, K – 12. $750.00 per performance. $1,000.00 for two consecutive performances. Ask about following up your performance of Adventure Theater! with an actor Q&A or a Classroom Improv Workshop!
ADVENTURE IN SPACE!
Follow the incredible adventures of our youthful hero as she travels to a distant planet to help the inhabitants overthrow the wicked ruler and return the beneficent King to his rightful throne. Along the way, she'll battle monsters, travel through a haunted forest, meet a three-headed wizard, match wits with a mysterious hermit, defeat the villain, and even learn a thing or two about child empowerment and discovering "the hero in all of us." Adventure Theater! The King is mad! The planet is doomed! And, the world needs a hero…like you!
EPISODE ONE: ADVENTURE IN SPACE! offers an introduction to live theater, an introduction to the art of improvisation, teaches life skills, and addresses several California State Board of Education Theater, Reading, Writing, and Language Arts Content Standards.
READING: Understanding cause and effect, making inferences, predicting outcomes and drawing conclusions
WRITING: Using plot, character, setting, mood and theme to create stories.
LANGUAGE ARTS: Listening to get information and solve problems, asking and answering relevant questions, effectively using verbal and nonverbal communication.
LIFE SKILLS: Taking creative risks, using teamwork, cooperation, and creative collaboration.
THE MYTH-ADVENTURES OF MELANIE MOE!
Join our youthful hero, Melanie Moe, as she leaps through time and arrives in the age of the monsters, gods and heroes of ancient Greek mythology! But, all is not fun and games. When she accidentally offends Hera, the Queen of the Gods, Melanie Moe is thrust into a perilous adventure! Now, she must battle the Cyclops, escape the Furies, rescue a man from the jaws of a sea-monster, outwit the Sphinx, appease the gods, and survive a raging storm at sea...or else...all of the mortals will be destroyed, and Melanie Moe will never get home!
EPISODE TWO: THE MYTH-ADVENTURES OF MELANIE MOE! offers an introduction to live theater, an introduction to the art of improvisation, and addresses the same California State Board of Education Content Standards as EPISODE ONE, above. Additionally, it addresses the following California State Board of Education History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools:
ADVENTURE BENEATH THE SEA!
Race along with our youthful hero as she dives to the bottom of the sea in a futuristic submarine! Make friends with the exotic creatures of the deep and meet the strange inhabitants of an underwater city. But, life beneath the sea is not an underwater paradise. A villain has come who is poisoning the water and destroying the ocean. Suddenly, our hero must outrace a squadron of enemy aqua-speeders, escape the clutches of a maniacal mermaid, discover the mysteries of the forbidden kelp forest, defeat the villain, and save the world! And, along the way, she might just learn a bit about water pollution, ecosystems, and ocean conservation.
EPISODE THREE: ADVENTURE BENEATH THE SEA! offers an introduction to live theater, an introduction to the art of improvisation, and addresses the same California State Board of Education Content Standards as EPISODE ONE, above. Additionally, it addresses the following California State Board of Education Science Content Standards for California Public Schools:
BRING ADVENTURE THEATER
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