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In-School Residencies

Theater helps the written word come alive for students. Using a theater-based approach, our in-school residencies advance literacy, poetry, and reading in schools in the greater Houston area. Past partners include North Belt Elementary, Cunningham Elementary, Beth Yeshurun Day School, and The Shlenker School, to name a few.

Drama Day

Actors and performing artists spend a lifetime exploring the possibilities of theater and performance, but there is a way to introduce your students to a variety of activities in just one afternoon! It’s Drama Day, a fun, fast-paced workshop that gives students an opportunity to participate in a range of hands-on theater projects.

Groups of students rotate through each of four performing-arts related activities over the course of the workshop. Your Drama Day activities may include:

  • Theater and improvisation games
  • Dance games and exercises
  • Mask-making
  • Puppet-making
  • Stage combat

We will do our best to accommodate your preferences when booking a Drama Day! Some activities may not be available on all dates or for all age groups.

Drama Day Price: $400 for 2 hours

Drama Day Capacity: 60 – 100 students per hour

We will supply:

  • Four qualified teachers
  • All supplies and equipment

Requirements:

  • One large, open room (like a cafeteria or gym) cleared of furniture and computers OR four smaller classrooms cleared of furniture and computers. We will need access to electrical outlets.
  • 2 volunteers per group to supervise students as they work with teachers

Storytelling

Main Street Theater’s storytelling class encourages kids’ creativity and curiosity as they explore the events of their lives, family history, stories from many cultures, and their own imaginations.

Participants will examine several types of stories, from fables to students’ original fiction to tales they hear from elderly family members. They will also experiment with different types of storytelling, using speech, music and movement. At the end of each semester, students present the result of their hard work in a fun event for an audience of family and friends.

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Poetry and Public Speaking

Main Street Theater’s poetry and public speaking class builds confidence as students experience firsthand the words of great poets and speakers from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss, Maya Angelou to Barack Obama!

Not only will students explore the rich world of existing poetry and oratory – they will also create their own pieces for performance. At the end of each semester, students present the result of their efforts in a fun event for an audience of family and friends, featuring a combination of interpreted and original work.

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