To introduce the basic acting tools: body, voice, and imagination.

To encourage teamwork.

To use script work to explore story structure, enhance comprehension, and foster fluency.

To create a safe environment for the students to learn, take risks, express themselves, and share their own work.

Missouri Learning Standards:

Recognize the effects of life changes or events related to self and others. (DOK Level 1 C.a.)
Identify similarities and differences between self and others. (DOK Level 2 B.a.)
Identify elements of a story, including setting, character, and key events. (K.R.2.A.a)
Explain the actions of a character and the reasons for those actions. (1.R.2.A.e)
Identify characters, setting, acts, and scenes in plays. (2.R.2.C.a)
Identify the elements of dialogue and use them in informal plays. (2.R.2.C.b)

Kansas Learning Standards:

Read on-level text with purpose and understanding (RF.1.4, RF.2.4, RF.3.4)
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. (RL.2.2)
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. (RL.3.3)
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud. (RL.2.6)
Recognize and develop a respect for individual similarities and differences. (II.B.1)


For information & booking, contact Annette Filippi, Project Coordinator, at (816) 474-4241 or afilippi@coterietheatre.org.