Looking for an in-classroom theatre-learning and theatre-making program tailored to your specific needs? Look no further! Jennifer develops a one-time or multi-session program to meet your unique classroom needs and learning goals using storytelling, theater, puppetry, music, and dance. Programs are age-appropriate experiences that engage individuals in the creative process, ranging from developing acting tools, such as transformation and improvisation, to devising a process drama to performing a theatrical work.
Jennifer works with the community to develop imaginary worlds where all participants explore a particular problem, situation, or theme (usually curriculum-based). Programs can be inspired by an educational, fun, and historical field trip, be motivated by standards-based research, and develop through collaboration and discourse. Participants play various roles, engage in theatre artist strategies and techniques, and critically reflect on the dynamics, relationships, and conflicts that shape the situations and context of our communities, nation, and world. This is personal, immediate, and active learning where students become storytellers of their own lives and agents of change!
The result? A program for educators and learners that awakens connectivity, encourages empathy, fosters curiosity and lifelong learning, and nurtures an appreciation for our individuality while emphasizing our collective impact to shape the world and inspire our future!
Yard Dramas welcomes educators, students, and families who seek to open new doors, enhance teaching and learning experiences, and embrace growth in every sense.
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Jennifer develops a program aligned with your science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and literacy standards! She enjoys combining her role as an Anacostia Watershed Steward and Climate Reality Leadership Corps member with art and critical literacy and is guided by her expertise in social-emotional learning.
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