2020-2021 SEASON: TIMELESS TALES
Join Imagination Stage this winter for a new kind of theatre experience designed expressly for the current moment. A virtual Field Trip with Imagination Stage allows students to experience the joy of live theatre safely from their socially distant classrooms or homes.
HOW A VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP WORKS
1. The class attends a virtual, actor-lead workshop that connects students to the themes of the show and asks students to participate in activities that directly involve them.
2. Classes “attend” a fully-produced theatre performance of The Snow Queen – streamed right into their classrooms or home.
3. Teachers are provided with a wrap-around guide and worksheets to help guide further activities and instruction, and the opportunity to participate in a professional development session.
ABOUT THE SNOW QUEEN
Written by Mike Kenny
Adapted from the Story by Hans Christian Andersen
Directed by Janet Stanford
Best for ages 5+
In this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous winter fairy tale, a powerful friendship is put to the test as four narrators bring to life the story of Gerda and Kai, life-long best friends whose relationship is broken by the unfeeling Snow Queen. Can Gerda save Kai before his heart is frozen solid? Imagination abounds in this magical story of courage, wit, and unshakable resilience!
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The interactive and dynamic in-class workshops (lasting between 45 minutes and 1 hour) with one of the show’s actors were designed in consultation with renowned child psychologist and author Dr. William R.Stixrud, PhD to meet students’ social and emotional needs as they cope with the continued effects of the pandemic. The activities in the workshop are specifically selected to help young people choose optimism, understand their emotions and build resilience with the help of friends, family and their community. Workshop activities include:
- creating a blizzard with paper streamers
- making statues and tableaux
- identifying emotions
- building a puppet version of the Snow Queen
To download a full informational pdf, click here
November 18, 2020 – February 26, 2021
(Best availability November 18, 2020 – January 1, 2021)
The Snow Queen will be presented through our Learning through Theater program, which serves select grades and classes at Title I schools in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Priority will be given to these classrooms after January 1st, 2020, but we are currently booking other schools in November and December and have a waitlist for other interested parties after the new year.
The performance workshops and video-taped show package costs $300 per classroom. There is a discounted price of $200 for Title I schools.
Consider joining us on weekend afternoons for a special prequel story, written by Janet Stanford and presented by The Snow Queen characters via Zoom. Keep an eye out on our website for more details!
To book a workshop, please fill out this field trip request form with your workshop details. If you have any questions about the workshop structure or logistics, please contact:
Jeremy A. Jackson
Theatre Marketing and Field Trip Specialist