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THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

Engaging Students. Partnering with Educators . Integrating the Common Core Standards

Mission: Improv Playhouse Community Outreach and Education has establish a regionally renowned program of Theater for Young Audiences which demonstrates our commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts via collaborative initiatives for the purpose of engaging arts educators and our communities.

Literature expresses the human imagination

Photo: Starting this fall, TYA will host Mini Masterpieces--an educational show that allows students to experience a variety of literary genres dramatized for the stage. The show features 5 classic short stories that are commonly read in 7th and 8th grade English classes: The Telltale Heart, The Monkey's Paw, The Most Dangerous Game, The Cold Equations, and The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Performances run from October 28th to November 13th, Tuesdays through Thursdays.Starting this fall, TYA will host "Mini Masterpieces"--an educational show that allows students to experience a variety of literary genres dramatized for the stage. The show features 5 classic short stories that are commonly read in 7th and 8th grade English classes: "The Telltale Heart," "The Monkey's Paw," "The Most Dangerous Game," "The Cold Equations," and "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Performances run from October 28th to November 13th, Tuesdays through Thursdays. In the Spring of 2015, we will be producing two educational outreach productions for schools in the North Shore and northern suburbs of Chicago. "The Diary of Anne Frank" will be performed in April for grades 6 - 12, and "Peter and the Wolf" will be performed in May for grades Pre-K - 5.

Students appreciate literature as it comes to life

Improv Playhouse has established its Community Outreach & Education mission with the goal of specifically expanding its Creative Education programming in public and private schools, increasing diversity outreach in Lake County and the metro Chicago area, and providing scholarships to students who exhibit financial need and exemplary skills in the performing arts.

Relate character, setting, plot to real-life situations

Our staff emphasize the importance of personal integrity in the application of communications skills in real life situations, thereby integrating creative expression with the best of an individual's values and strongest character attributes. We view our role as professional consultants as well as producers, educators and actors who hold advanced degrees in the creative arts with over forty years experience in the field.

 

Students make connections to their own experiences

We become the external resource for many organizations, creating problem-solving solutions in educationally-focused training and team-building environments. Theater has long been a conduit for both education and entertainment. Its popularity can be attributed to many things inclusive of its celebration of life and introspection, as well as the expression of the human spirit. It is our hope that our partnerships would become a laboratory that continually investigate and reflect on the possibilities that can exist between our combined resources and those organizations seeking our creative and artistic services.

IP-TYA IS BUILDING A TRADITION OF CHILDREN'STHEATER AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION

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To book a field trip for your students, call 847-968-4529.

 

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