Education: School Programs
“My students were walking on air for days after the field trip. We all loved the (Shakespeare) show! My kids were mouthing the words and rapt the entire time.”
–Sean Sigler, teacher, Gardner Elementary
“The actors understand the kids and make Shakespeare not only accessible, but down to earth and downright fun!”–Tamie Nicoll, teacher, Claremont High School
“It feels good to write something and perform it. It’s a feeling you can’t explain. At the end, you feel really proud of yourself and your classmates.”
–L. Lopez, student, Fremont High School
“I know that the work you are doing is heroic and more necessary each and every day. Watching the performers and teachers in your company gave me great hope.”
–Kate Fugle-Lezebnik, parent/teaching artist, Campbell Hall Elementary
“My kids really enjoyed the 5 weeks of rehearsal of different scenes from Charlotte’s Web. They were able to have several parts, including being … part of the scenery, so they always were a part of the scene. They learned to move quickly to their spots, to be focused and present, and to be able to express their feelings as different characters. They worked so well together and became tighter as a team…..they understood the story very well.”
–Ann Myers, Grandview Elementary
“Our students were really impressed and are more excited about live theatre. After reading Romeo and Juliet, seeing a film version, and seeing your stage production, students were able to analyze the performance aspects of the script. They really began to see how important the words and emotions are in order to capture an audience members’ attention.”
–Chris Lewis, Mountain View High School
Theatricum’s School Programs Director and School Days Program Manager have received Professional Designation in Arts Education, Content Standard for California Public Schools Workshop.
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum’s 2015/2016 productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet are part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicums School Programs are supported by grants from the following:
Los Angeles County Arts Commission; City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; LAUSD Arts Branch; The Green Foundation; The Rose Hills Foundation; The Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, The Community Giving Fund; The Breihan Family Foundation and the generosity of numerous individual donors.