CCT Classes at Intercultural Montessori

As a rising national leader in education programming, Chicago Children’s Theatre’s offers educators the tools and resources to address some of the most pressing issues facing young people today with our Classroom Residency program. We are delighted to bring our high-energy, theatre-based class experiences to Intercultural Montessori both in the West Loop and Oak Park!

West Loop EC Improv & Acting at ICM | Winter 2022
For Early Childhood StudentsAges 4 - 6
Mondays, 3:00-3:45 PM CST @ICM Chicago (114 S Racine Ave)
Feb 7 - Apr 25 (No class 2/21 & 3/28)10 Classes Total

In this class, students will learn to shake out the nerves and take the stage as confident and collaborative performers. Improvisation teaches how to become un-scripted storytellers through through theatre games, character creation activities, and acting exercises to expand the imagination!

West Loop LE Acting Adventures at ICM | Winter 2022
For Lower Elementary ClassesGrades 1 - 3
Mondays, 3:30-4:30 PM CST @ICM Chicago (114 S Racine Ave)
Feb 7 - Apr 25, 2022 (No class 2/21 and 3/28)10 Classes Total

If you could make a play about anything, what would you make? Young performers will get to answer that question in this fun-filled class all about creating an original work together! Through playing ensemble-building theatre games and sharpening their storytelling skills, students will learn how to engage audiences on the stage and beyond. The last day of class will culminate in the opening (and closing) of an original theatre piece created and performed by students. The performance will be recorded so that your family can have a star-studded screening right in your living room.

West Loop UE & MS Acting Adventures at ICM | Winter 2022
For Upper Elementary & Middle School ClasseGrades 4 - 8
Mondays, 3:30-4:30 PM CST @ICM Chicago (114 S Racine Ave)
Feb 7 - Apr 25, 2022 (No class 2/21 & 3/28)10 Classes Total

If you could make a play about anything, what would you make? Young performers will get to answer that question in this fun-filled class all about creating an original work together! Through playing ensemble-building theatre games and sharpening their storytelling skills, students will learn how to engage audiences on the stage and beyond. The last day of class will culminate in the opening (and closing) of an original theatre piece created and performed by students. The performance will be recorded so that your family can have a star-studded screening right in your living room!

Oak Park EC Improv & Acting at ICM | Winter 2022
For Early Childhood ClassesAges 4 - 6
Tuesdays, 3:15-4:00 PM CST @ICM Oak Park (301 S Ridgeland Ave)
Feb 8 - Apr 19, 2022 (No class 3/29)10 Classes Total

In this class, students will learn to shake out the nerves and take the stage as confident and collaborative performers. Improvisation teaches students how to become un-scripted storytellers through theatre games, character creation activities, and acting exercises to expand the imagination!

THE ROBUST CURRICULA WILL FOCUS ON TOPICS INCLUDING:
• Productive Communication
• Civic Engagement
• Celebrating Differences
• Shared Connection and Overcoming Perceptions
• Inclusivity in the Classroom and Beyond
• Allowing for Self-Reflection and Change

“I think this program was the highlight of the school year for many of our children. I hope we get a chance to be a part of this fantastic program again next year” -Laura Ward Elementary teacher

92% of school partners are yearly partners ♦ Over 70% of students report that a CCT Residency had a positive effect on their community ♦ CCT works with over 1,000 students in Pre-K through 12th grade annually

If you have questions about CCT’s education programming please contact our Education & School Partnerships Manager, Meagan Dilworth, at meagan@chicagochildrenstheatre.org, or by calling (312) 374-8826.

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