Pre-K-3rd Grade Residencies Available
We use creative drama techniques to explore social issues with pre-K-3rd grade in these residencies. This approach allows the children to participate in the process of the drama, as characters who help the teaching artists' characters work through a given conflict. In this way, they both learn and teach new skills, and strengthening their sense of community in their classroom and school. The curriculum are also set in foreign countries and incorporate some elements of that country's culture and language.
Feria de Sevilla - Conflict Resolution and Anger Management
Grades: Pre-K-3rd Grade
Length of Residency: 4-10 days
The children are performers in the Seville Fair in Spain, where they meet Sanchita, the jester, and Pepita, the puppeteer. After Pepita shares with the group a puppet show with fighting, they help her change the show by offering the puppets, and Pepita and Sanchita, ways to manage their anger and work through their conflicts. (Curriculum originally created by the Creative Arts Team at CUNY)
The Magic Drum - Prejudice and Diversity Awareness
Length of Residency: 4-6 days
Oba, leader of a Nigerian village, shares with the zebras, elephants and flamingos the story of the Magic Drum. When played a certain way, food appears! Ijapa, the turtle, tricks them into giving her the drum and then chooses which types of animals get to have food. The animals have to find a way to teach Ijapa about how unfair and hurtful it is to discriminate agains others. (Curriculum originally created by the Creative Arts Team at CUNY)
Mouse & Tiger - Bullying and Communication Skills
Length of Residency: 3-5 days
Set in India, the children, as Mice, meet Mouse and her best friends Tiger. Tiger tends to push Mouse around, bullying her without realizing it when they play. The mice explore this issue with puppets and come up with ways to discuss the problem with Tiger so that they can have a better relationship.
The 1937 Flood, Louisville
Length of Residency: 5 days
In this 5 day residency, which is ideal for the Social Studies classrooms, students learn all about the Great Flood of 1937 through photographs and first-person accounts. Students take on the roles of victims of the flood as well as Red Cross volunteers, and explore the aftermath of the flood and the rebuilding of the community within the context of the Great Depression.
Kentucky History Alive!
Length of Residency: 3-5 days
In this exciting role-playing residency, students are guided in structured dramatic play to “live” alternately as the various Native American groups that have lived in our home state through the centuries, and as the pioneers who moved West from urban centers in the early 1800′s. The participants explore and come to understand different cultures and customs through the acts of finding/building shelter, growing/hunting food, facing obstacles, and making decisions as a community.
In-school residencies offer teachers and students at all grade levels new perspectives on learning, yet are designed to meet curriculum standards. We have a variety of already-designed programs or we can create custom programming to meet the needs and interests of teachers and schools.
Please contact us for pricing and to schedule your residency!
Jennifer Thalman Kepler, Community Outreach Director
Custom Designed Residencies
We are also available to work with your school staff or community organizers to design a program that best fits the needs of your group. Some possibilities include:
Conflict Resolution & Anger Management
Body Image and Self-Esteem
World War II
Fairytales and/or Folktales
Looking for Lilith has a strong commitment to education. In our outreach programs, we can guide participants in researching, devising, and sharing new works that give voice to the members of our society who have historically been underrepresented. Through these programs and our performances, we help show the value of multiple perspectives on history.