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 with ICM | Fall 2021
For Early Childhood ClasseAges 4 - 6
Mondays, 3:00-3:45 PM CSTICM West Loop (114 S Racine Ave)
October 4 - December 13 (No Class on 10/11)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 development of physical, cognitive, and verbal communication. This class culminates in our troupe’s own mini classroom improv show that will be recorded and sent out to family and friends!

West Loop LE Acting Adventures with ICM | Fall 2021
For Lower Elementary ClassesAges 6 - 9
Mondays, 3:30-4:30 PM CSTICM West Loop (114 S Racine Ave)
October 4 - December 13 (No Class on 10/11)10 Classes Total

Through improvisation and creative play, the young artists in this class will devise and perform an original work while learning the vocabulary needed to be a part of any theatrical experience! Collaborators will create unique characters and worlds as an ensemble. Through embodied storytelling, these performers gain narrative-building skills for engaging audiences on the stage and beyond. The last day of class will culminate in the opening (and closing) of a world premiere that will be filmed and shared out with family and friends!

West Loop UE&MS Acting Adventures with ICM | Fall 2021
For Upper Elementary & Middle School ClasseAges 9 - 14
Mondays, 3:30-4:30 PM CSTICM West Loop (114 S Racine Ave)
October 4 - December 13 (No Class on 10/11)10 Classes Total

Through improvisation and creative play, the young artists in this class will devise and perform an original work while learning the vocabulary needed to be a part of any theatrical experience! Collaborators will create unique characters and worlds as an ensemble. Through embodied storytelling, these performers gain narrative-building skills for engaging audiences on the stage and beyond. The last day of class will culminate in the opening (and closing) of a world premiere that will be filmed and shared out with family and friends!

NOTE: THIS CLASS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO 2 APPROPRIATE AGE GROUPS BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

Oak Park EC Improv & Acting with ICM | Fall 2021
For Early Childhood ClassesAges 4 - 6
Tuesdays, 3:00-3:45 PM CSTICM Oak Park (301 S Ridgeland Ave)
October 5 - December 710 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 development of physical, cognitive, and verbal communication. This class culminates in our troupe’s own mini classroom improv show that will be recorded and sent out to family and friends!

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 Director of Education & Community Programs, Dexter Ellis, at dexter@chicagochildrenstheatre.org, or by calling (312) 374-8828.

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