Kay Rosenblum  Kay Rosenblum
Contact:

 

 

Phone:(404) 577-5336

Email: kayrosenblum@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.georgiacommoncorelearning.com

   
 
Art Disciplines:

Storytelling, Theatre/Drama

   
Core Content Curriculum Areas:

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

   
Specialized Content Areas Arts Integration, World Cultures
   
Grade Levels:  

Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8

 

 

Pre-Service Learning and Professional Development: Professional Development for K-12 Teachers
 

 

Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta, North Georgia, Middle Georgia
 

 

Program Fees:

Performances:
Queen Emeralda – “Magical Garden Stories”
$250 plus travel outside Atlanta area
pre-K-3rd grade, 250 students, 45 minutes

Queen Snowflake – Winter Wonderland
$250 plus travel outside Atlanta area
pre-K-3rd grade, 250 students, 45 minutes

Tall Tales – Paul Bunyon and Johnny Appleseed stories
$250 plus travel outside Atlanta area
pre-K-3rd grade, 250 students, 45 minutes

Mrs. Twiggy Winkle – Frog Tales and Aesop’s Fables
$250 plus travel outside Atlanta area
pre-K-3rd grade, 250 students, 45 minutes

Sun Stories – Sun Stories from around the World
$250 plus travel outside Atlanta area
pre-K-3rd grade, 250 students, 45 minutes

Workshops:
45 minutes
$125 per workshop, two workshop minimum
35 students per workshop
Location: Classroom or open room
Note: All workshops were developed through requests from principals or teachers.

Residencies:
To be suited to the needs of each community

   
Artistic Profile:

 

After graduating with a BA in Theatre from Florida State University, I served as an Alliance Theatre Intern. I’ve acted in dinner theatre, commercials, and film. I use several storytelling personas and perform at libraries, schools, festivals, and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. As a Teaching Artist for Young Audiences and Georgia Council for the Arts, I have worked throughout Georgia in schools and communities.

I was Program Director for Circus Camp for 21 years and directed their weekly shows, as well as supervised art, clowning, and acting. I’ve been a presenter at many conferences and workshops for teachers on “Using Acting Techniques in the Classroom.” I taught classes and workshops for Georgia State University and have worked as an enrichment teacher for preschool children. After 30 years, I continue to conduct afterschool acting classes in my neighborhood.

I use a variety of stage techniques in my storytelling performances, including magical illusions, puppets, drawing stories, and audience participation. I like to leave plenty of room for humor. As a performer, I hope to unite the audience and provide a shared, focused experience.

   
   
Teaching Experience: Besides a BA in Theatre from FSU and my Alliance Theatre internship, my education as a teaching artist includes a sponsorship (by Mary Lin Elementary) to attend a Drama-Based Arts Education Conference at the Southeastern Center for Education in the Arts at Chattanooga. For 15 years, Young Audiences annually offered special speakers and workshops and I attended these as often as possible.

I have been a Teaching Artist since 1985 when an elementary school principal asked me to act out The Boston Tea Party. I found I enjoyed researching topics and applying theatre techniques. My first Teaching Artist residency for Georgia Council for the Arts was in 1987 at Fort Benning and I have since visited many towns and cities in Georgia, as well as schools in the Atlanta area. I taught classes and workshops for Georgia State University and have worked as an enrichment teacher for preschool children. After 30 years, I continue to conduct afterschool acting classes in my neighborhood.

My goal in a Classroom Acting Workshop is to provide an environment for students to achieve understanding of events, facts, and people, as well as explore aspects of themselves including their creativity, language skills, and powers of observation, concentration, and memory. I believe what they experience by using acting techniques can have a lifetime benefit.
   
   
Sample Programs: Title:Riding West
Theme: “Travel” out West on the Oregon Trail
Grade Level: 4
Number of Students: 35
Facility: Classroom
Technical Requirements: none
Fee: $125 per workshop, two workshop minimum
Common Core Standard: SS4H6


Title:Queen Snowflake’s Winter Wonderland Show
Theme: Winter
Grade Levels: K-2
Number of Students: 225
Facility: Stage (approx.. 10’ x 12’)
Fee: $250 per performance
Common Core Standards: SKCS5. SKCS2. S1E1. S1E2.S2E2. S2L1.

Title:Insects are Everywhere
Theme: Insects’ Environments and Lives
Grade Levels: K-2
Number of Students: 25
Facility: Classroom or open space
Fee: $125 per workshop, two workshop minimum
Common Core Standards: SKL1, SKL2, S1L1, S2L1

   
Sample Lesson Plans/Study Guides:

Insects are Everywhere Study Guide

Queen Snowflake Study Guide

Riding West Study Guide

   
Program Photos and Videos:

Johnny Appleseed

Kay as Presenter

Mrs. Twiggy Winkle

Queen Emeralda

Queen Snowflake

Riding West

Sun Stories