Goat in the Road's Play/Write Showcase
Friday May 11 (07:00 PM)
Goat in the Road’s third annual Play/Write Showcase is the culmination of its children’s playwriting festival. At the Showcase, 10 plays written by fifth and seventh graders throughout the city will be presented by five local, professional theatre producers: Amplified Voices, Cripple Creek Theatre Co., Dillard University Theatre, Skin Horse Theater, and The NOLA Project for a celebration of the students’ work and night of quality theatre. This year’s Showcase is being produced in collaboration with Dillard University’s Theatre Program.
The Showcase is the culmination of 11 weeks of playwriting classes taught by GRP teaching artists to 90 students in three New Orleans schools: St. Mary’s Academy (6905 Chef. Menteur Hwy), Success Preparatory Academy (2011 Bienville Ave.), and The International School (1400 Camp St.). Starting in January, teaching artists team taught once a week in the fifth grades at St. Mary’s and Success, and in a seventh grade history class at ISL. The Play/Write curriculum is designed to familiarize students with the world of theater through performance games and exercises, and also increase students’ reading and writing skills. The Showcase is the perfect culmination of these classes and encourages engagement with writing by connecting a classroom activity to a real world, theatrical event.
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