BurningCoalLogoBurning Coal Theatre Company’s education outreach program is dedicated to bringing theatre to life in an immediate, visceral way. With a focus on impassioned exploration of classic texts (Shakespeare, Moliere, Brecht, etc.), innovative new theatre techniques (Viewpoints movement, etc), and the freeing power of playwriting, we aim to reveal theatre as the powerful and vital medium it is meant to be. CAPS Partners since 2005. http://www.burningcoal.org BOOK BURNING COAL THEATRE



GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Willpower! Playwriting-Building a Play

WillPower! Residencies bring a trained, professional theatre artist into your school to conduct workshops with your drama, theatre, or English classes. In this playwriting intensive, students learn about the art of playwriting by reading great works of drama, learning about basic Aristotelian elements of dramatic structure, and then putting those skills to the test in the writing of their very own short plays!Other WillPower! Residencies are available on a variety of different subjects (acting, script analysis, Shakespeare, directing a production at your school, etc) and for a variety of lengths (1-6 weeks).
Residency Duration and Maximum Classes Per Day:
Fee includes 5 days, with a maximum of 3 classroom hours per day.
Residency Fee:


GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

SHAKESCENES: Shakespeare for Elementary, Middle, and High School

Having found that, by the time students first encounter Shakespeare they have often picked up myths about the Bard and his work (that it’s boring or hard to understand), Burning Coal created the SHAKESCENES curriculum to introduce the idea of Shakespeare being accessible and exciting before those myths take hold. This is achieved through a weeklong residency culminating in an exciting, interactive 50-minute performance for the whole school by Burning Coal’s troupe of professional actors. This program is also available as just a weeklong residency or as just the 50-minute performance. Contact us for more details!
Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer):
Performance space for the performance segment of the residency
Residency Duration and Maximum Classes Per Day:
SHAKESCENES is a one week (5 day) program taught by Burning Coal’s Director of Education. Up to three classroom hours per day are available, generally divided into three one-hour or four forty-five minute sessions to reach all classes in a given grade.
Residency Fee: $ 1,625 includes residency & performance

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