School Enrichment Days & Residencies
We work with you to create residencies that use drama to explore specific areas of your curriculum, from literature, history and science to topical issues, such as conflict resolution or teamwork. Residencies expose students to different areas including writing, acting, design and technology for a rich overview of theatre craft. They can be paired with a backstage tour of the Playhouse and our scenic, properties and costume shops.
These workshops can occur one time, every day for a week or one or two days a week for several weeks. With enough time and resources, residencies can end with a culminating presentation to share with parents or your school.
Here are a few of the options that we have ready for your schools:
Actor’s Tool Box
Just as a handyman has his toolbox of hammers and nails – as an actor, we carry our toolbox with us everywhere we go. Using your Voice, Body, Imagination, Cooperation and Collaboration, this Actor’s Tool Box workshop teaches a basic understanding as beginning arts integration for the classroom. It is a great way to kick off your program, reinforce other arts techniques or tip your toes in the theatre arts water! Fill your toolbox with experience, warm-ups, stretches (body and imagination), and scene starters in order to increase reading comprehension and story sequencing.
Careers in theater
Beyond the actors, there are dozens of theatre professions. In this 45 minute Career Day offering, the roles of Actor, Director, Playwright, Stage Manager, Choreographer, Fight Director, Scenic, Lighting, Sound & Costume Designers are discussed. We go over the steps that one must take in order to participate in one of these exciting departments in the world of theatre. Embracing a love of the theatre arts but hesitation in performance, this offering is intended to educate students on the various options.
Performance is only one small part of the world of theatre arts. In this 4 part workshop, students will participate in the exciting worlds of Make-Up and Costume Design, Stage Management, Playwriting, and Directing. Learn how to apply classic stage and old age make-up, make costuming decisions, understand the method behind the madness of a stage manager and call cues written for CPIP’s production of a A Christmas Carol, through movement as a catalyst write a short one act play, and visit Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for a tour of the facilities and participate in a directing class, using the short student written works.