Georgia Ensemble Theatre  Georgia Ensemble Theatre
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Phone: (404) 819-4053

Email: education@get.org

Website: http://get.org

   
 
Art Disciplines:

Theatre/Drama, Creative Writing

   
Core Content Curriculum Areas:

English/Language Arts, Social Studies/History, Theatre/Drama

   
Specialized Content Areas: STEAM, Anti-bullying, Character Education, Literacy
   
Grade Levels:  

K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Home School

   
Special Populations: Special Needs Students, At-risk Students, ELL (English Language Learners)
 

 

Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta
 

 

Program Fees:

Performances:
$750 (for Theatre for Young Audiences Performances. Discounts available for mulitple shows on one day)

Workshops:
$75-$150 (for one or two-day in-school Literacy through Drama workshops)

   
Artistic Profile:

 

The mission of Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) is to provide excellent professional theatre experiences to captivate the current generation of theatre-goers and nurture future generations. We fulfill this mission through the selfless ensemble collaboration of our artists, audiences and students. In all of our classes, workshops, and residencies we strive to develop collaborative learners who support one another. We learn to "fail with pride" so that we can grow as individuals and learn from our mistakes. As an organization, "selfless ensemble collaboration" means that the best idea wins, no matter where the idea comes from.

   
   
Teaching Experience: Education Director, Laurel Crowe, has a B.A. in Speech and Theatre Arts from the University of West Georgia. Laurel has been a teaching artist for the past 10 years, teaching improvisation, voice, acting, Literacy through Drama: From the Page to the Stage, and directing. As the head of the Georgia Ensemble Theatre Education Department, she teaches a broad range of students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Laurel Crowe is the 2016 Theatre Company Alumni of the Year recipient from the University of West Georgia. Laurel leads a team of amazing teaching artists who engage students in the classroom throughout the school year with our Literacy through Drama: From the Page to the Stage workshops.
   
   
Sample Programs: Literacy Through Drama: From the Page to the Stage (for K-8)
As a stand-alone or supplemental workshop, Literacy Through Drama: From the Page to the Stage (LTD) or The Living Study Guide connects students from Kindergarten to 8th grade to literary and curriculum assignments and GET Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) productions. Literacy through Drama is offered to all schools, especially those who are seeing a GET TYA production. At the beginning of each school year, teaching artists are trained to teach our LTD workshops by GET Education Director Laurel Crowe and Education Associate Molly Gilmartin.

This workshop focuses on adapting a piece of literature to a play. This workshop is available to all elementary and middle grades students. The workshop requires two class periods over two days per class. Children love the experience of creating a short piece of theatre from stories that they know and love. In the 2016-17 school year, this workshop is available for “Junie B. Jones, the Musical,” “James and the Giant Peach,” and “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank” (one day/class).

Adheres to Georgia Standards of Excellence in Social Studies, Literature, Writing, and Language Arts.

Two-Day workshop: $125/class
One-Day workshop: $75/class

S.T.E.A.M. TEAM
For grades 3-8
An original play by Topher Payne and directed by Laurel Crowe

S.T.E.A.M. Team is the first play for young audiences by award-winning playwright Topher Payne. This hour-long comedy follows the adventures of five neighborhood friends who band together to form "the greatest mystery-solving team, maybe in the whole world."

Using their skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, the intrepid detectives solve neighborhood problems and stand up to a school bully. As they enter middle school, the friends begin to grow apart and spend time with other activities. But when a friend's science fair project is destroyed, the Team must reunite to save the day. With creative staging, and technology that is built to tour, students will find themselves engaged and talking. Talk back with the cast included.

Themes of S.T.E.A.M education initiatives, project learning, anti-bullying, creative thinking.
$750/show (discounts available for multiple bookings)

Other TYA titles available in the 2016-2017 season: “Junie B. Jones, the Musical,” “James and the Giant Peach,” and “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank.”

Literacy Through Drama: The Living Study Guide (for 9-12)
As a supplemental workshop, Literacy Through Drama: From the Page to the Stage (LTD) or The Living Study Guide connects students from 9th to 12th grade to literary and curriculum assignments and GET Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) productions. Literacy through Drama is offered to all schools, and is especially beneficial to those who are seeing a GET TYA production. At the beginning of each school year, teaching artists are trained to teach our LTD workshops by GET Education Director (Laurel Crowe) and Education Associate (Molly Gilmartin).

The Living Study Guide helps high school students connect to literature in a fresh and contemporary way. Using improvisation, writing, and collaboration, students engage in the world of “The Great Gatsby” or “Romeo and Juliet” in ways that they hadn’t considered before.

Adheres to Georgia Standards of Excellence in Literature, Writing, and Language Arts.
   
Sample Lesson Plans/Study Guides:

And Then They Came For Me Literacy Through Drama

Gatsby Study Guide

STEAM Team Study Guide

   
Program Photos and Videos:

And Then They Came For Me

GA Ensemble Theater Logo

Laurel Crowe Headshot

STEAM Team