In this community-building program, students learn the elements of story structure and discover their storytelling skills as Andrea guides them to perform personal narratives in front of an audience.
Beginning with familiar stories and fables, students use open-ended questions and mapping to identify and pick apart the fundamental elements of a story; characters, setting, and outcomes. They then work collectively to change those elements and build their own story as a class. Using their story as a script, Andrea guides the students to discover the story’s natural rhythms and places in which audience participation can be added. The residency culminates with the students performing their new story from beginning to end.
Elementary School, Kindergarten, Prekindergarten