Drama Club residencies are 8-session programs over four or eight weeks that take place on a school’s campus or at a community center where young people already spend their after-school hours. Drama Club residencies allow students to gain an understanding of the demands and rewards of theatre training over several sessions. In a residency setting, DS teaching artists are able to identify individual and social barriers that may be obstacles for a student's extracurricular commitment and help the student to overcome them. Whether or not these residency students eventually join the Studio’s conservatory, residency theatre training helps develop concentration and cooperation skills that will benefit students in and outside of the classroom.
School Day Residencies bring Drama Studio teachers into the classroom to augment the arts curriculum in local schools. The DS staff collaborates with school teachers and administrators to develop programing that engages students and strengthens their comprehension of the dramatic arts. Residency subjects include improvisation, movement for actors, scene study, and acting Shakespeare.
For more information about scheduling a residency in your school or organization, contact Amelia Hays-Rivest at firstname.lastname@example.org, or ask for Amelia at the Drama Studio, 413.739.1983.