This innovative workshop was originally created for the Broward County School System and it was so incredibly successful that we now offer it statewide! The Art of Reading Residency is guaranteed to motivate, reach and teach students about the reading process.
The entire school sees performances of one of Fantasy Theatre Factory’s reading & literacy incentive programs: Fantasy Stew, Whales, Magic and Cheese... Oh My!, Bananas, Books, and Pancakes, Little Monster Tales or American Stories. Each performance is followed by a Q&A session with FTF's cast of Artists-in-Education.
Up to five workshops (one hour in length) with individual 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade classes. Students interact with two Fantasy Theatre Factory artist-educators. Artists will lead students through reading for expression, movement, and vocal exercises. Students will also discuss the books covered in the play, the authors and begin to rehearse and prepare play readings from the program. Students are given selections from the show to practice on their own.
Fantasy Theatre Factory artists return for a full day to give final “reading for expression” coaching in classroom and to record and/or present many student performances!