One of the ways that I facilitate a brainstorming session is to remind the students of the big "W" questions. In other words, who is important to have in our play? Who do we need to include so that we can tell our story well? - Holly Adams, Teaching Artist
Since 1995, the Project 4 has been using theatre as an educational tool by bringing teaching artists into fourth grade classrooms across Tompkins County. Hangar's teaching artists collaborate with classroom teachers to select a topic based on curriculum as the focus of the residency. The students are then given the opportunity to become playwrights and songwriters. Working with theatre and music professionals, they create their own plays and music inspired by the selected topic.
These original works cover the range of the fourth grade experience with such titles as “Fraction Action”, “So Psyched About Science”, “Don’t Sleep Through the Revolution”, and “How To Create a Compliment”. The plays are rehearsed and performed at the schools and on the Hangar stage.
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This program made possible in part by New York State Council on the Arts, the Howland Foundation as administered by the Community Foundation, and the Fine Arts Booster Group