Khaleshia Thorpe-Price

  • About the Artist:

    Khaleshia Thorpe-Price is the Owner and Master Teaching Artist of Dramatic-Play. She has worked in the field of arts education for over 20 years. She is a versatile creator and educator. She aims to dazzle participants with a love of play and creative exploration.
    She is a Master Teaching Artist with Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts, and she is a Maryland State Arts Council Roster Artist. In addition, she has facilitated residencies and workshops for children and adults throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She has worked with many organizations, including Folger Shakespeare Library and the Ford's Theater. Khaleshia is the Maryland Director for Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic (TAMA), a network that advocates for, empowers, and supports Teaching Artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She has a BA in Theater Arts from Morgan State University and an MA in Arts Management from the University of Central Florida.


    • Theater
    • Writers

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • workshop
    • auditorium
    • virtual
    • Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock


      Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock is an interactive performance for young audiences. The experience begins with students warming up their actor's tools to prepare for performance (body, voice, imagination, ensemble). Then, imaginary travel is used to transport the participants to the African Savanna. Once there, they meet Anansi the Spider. Anansi has a story to tell and needs help to tell his story. Participants are taught a series of repeated actions throughout the story to keep everyone actively engaged. PK-1

      Appropriate Grade Levels:

      Curriculum Connections

      Learning Outcomes

      Students will

      -Sequence and retell a story.
      - Identify traits of the main characters.
      -Identify the problem and solution of the story.

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    • Belle's Book Club


      Belle’s Book Club provides an interactive, arts-integrated approach to reading comprehension in a developmentally appropriate social atmosphere.​ Belle's Book Club incorporates strategies that support whole-child learning. This book club develops better readers and better people by using a unique combination of creative and social-emotional learning strategies.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:

      Curriculum Connections

      Learning Outcomes

      Students will

      -Develop empathy
      -Express feelings appropriately
      -Create and Collaborate in a group
      -Control impulses/self regulate
      -Develop Confidence/Self-Awareness

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    • Historical Perspectives, Launch and Residency


      In this launch performance, the audience will see three original historical monologues or perspectives. These original monologues were created using three different types of inspiration. My grandmother, Cora Thorpe, attended Roulhack High, a colored school in Chipley, Florida. Ruby Bridges was the first black student to attend William Frantz Elementary School, and Elizabeth Eckford was one of the first black teenagers to attend Little Rock Central High School.
      These monologues take us back into history, into the minds of these young women. Why was it so important to attend a good school? Was it worth it? Why is the Brown Vs? Board of Education decision so important?

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      Grades 6-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Participants will learn:

      Techniques for analyzing characters’
      A process for character creation and development.
      Theatrical techniques for exploring character traits.
      Feedback and Response Method for Creating Works in Progress
      Ensemble building

      This program is offered as:

    • Booking Details

      Program Costs:

      Interactive Assembly $500-$700
      Residencies $900-$1800

      Travel requirements or restrictions:

      Mileage costs at the government rate to and from the site.

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