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Rosalind Flynn is available for educational drama residencies during the school day or in after-school programs. Although she can work with younger students, her work is more focused on students in grades 4-12.
Her residency work is easily tailored to meet a group's specific needs and desires. She can offer "In-School Field Trip" experiences in which she meets with each group of students only once, involving the participants in drama activities and theatre games.
Extended residencies of two or more days offer opportunities for both teachers and students to experience a progression of educational drama/theatre activities. A residency's goals may be to target particular curriculum objectives and learning standards through drama. Residencies may also be more theatre-oriented, focusing teachers and students on acting, directing, and performance skills.
The following are descriptions of typical residency topics:
Curriculum Based Readers Theatre Residency
For Students in Grades 5-12 and their Teachers
Curriculum Focus: Any Subject
3-4 classroom visits
Maximum number of sessions per day: 3
Each school identifies three classroom teachers interested in learning the Readers Theatre process and willing to work with drama specialist Rosalind Flynn before, during, and after the classroom sessions. Rosalind works with the teachers and one group of their students to write, revise, rehearse, and perform a curriculum-based readers theatre script.
Students and teachers will participate in a variety of drama
techniques for classroom use. Drama specialist Rosalind Flynn
will 1.) introduce several effective and efficient classroom
drama strategies, 2.) coach students' use of face, voice, and
body for their assumed roles, and 3.) involve students in the
same strategies with their own literature or social studies topics.
Teachers will observe ways to 1.) use these techniques to plan classroom dramatizations related to curriculum areas, 2.) structure classroom drama experiences for quality and success, and 3.) experience the potential of classroom dramatizations to reinforce comprehension and motivate student learners.
For groups in educational settings, drama specialist Rosalind
Flynn provides consultation in directing and acting. Whether
your performance is a production designed to help students meet
educational goals and standards, a full-scale school play, or
a theatre class or workshop, students will be coached in several
or all of the following theater skills:
Expression--vocal, facial, body
Portraying a character
Clarity of speech
Concentration and stage presence
Line deliveries and interpretations
Planning visual and auditory elements of a dramatization
Planning, rehearsing, and presenting a dramatization