REP IMMERSION DAYS
A full day of fun and education as we give students an inside peek into the magic of creating live theater. Students arrive in the morning for demonstrations of the technical side of the production, workshops with various staff members at The Rep as well as a boxed lunch for each person. A matinee performance of the production follows lunch. Cost for the Immersion part of your day is $10 per person and includes lunch. The $10 does not include your ticket to see the production.
For the 2016/17 Season Rep Immersion will be offered for:
Man of La Mancha - October 26 at 8:30am
The Glass Menagerie - March 21 and 28 at 8:30am
Jane Eyre - May 16 at 8:30am
REP RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
Built around a production from The Rep’s season, a Teaching Artist will explore reading comprehension skills such as summarizing, predicting, text analysis, character development, plot structure, visualization, and making connections to historical and literary themes. The residency has yielded positive results in text evidence, social emotional skills, and theater appreciation. After the students experience the Rep Immersion Day which includes a matinee performance, an actor from Milwaukee Rep’s company will also visit your classroom!
Middle School Track: 20 in-school sessions (including an actor visit), and 1 Rep Immersion Day. In 2016/17, the Middle School track is available for Man of La Mancha and Glass Menagerie. $1,575
High School Track: 10 in-school sessions (including an actor visit), and 1 Rep Immersion Day. The High School Residency curriculum will be a direct application of literacy skills through a detailed examination of a script, using the tools theater artists employ to create a production. In 2016/17, the High School track is available for Man of La Mancha, Glass Menagerie, and Jane Eyre. $825
Reading Residencies are designed to work in tandem with a visit to The Rep to see a production. Tickets to a Milwaukee Rep production are not included in the price of a residency. Ticket prices range from $5-$15. All 1:30 PM Wednesday matinees are $21
To discuss what programming would work best in your classroom, contact Jenny Toutant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-290-5370.
This unique subscription program geared toward high school students includes classroom workshops that provide in-depth theatrical learning experiences for students. It introduces students to theater through multiple points of contact, giving a breadth of knowledge on how literature is brought to life on our stages and fosters a deeper appreciation for the art. Through engaging in four stories that represent different aspects of the human condition, students learn about cultural diversity and learn to empathize with people that might be different than themselves.
We do this through inviting each student to:
• Attend four different productions at The Rep
• Participate in workshops and discussions led by actors and Education staff in their classroom before and after each performance;
• Participate in one Rep Immersion Day, a full-day experience featuring demonstrations by our production staff of how they bring each production to life;
• Explore the different careers in the arts during a Backstage Tour of The Rep; and
• Respond to their experience through writing informal reviews of two of the productions
Program Cost: $1,150, including transportation. Tickets to the four Milwaukee Rep productions are not included in the price of the residency. Ticket prices range from $5-$15. All 1:30 PM Wednesday matinees are $21. The number of students and chosen performances will influence the total cost of the program.
REP EDUCATION PROGRAM STANDARDS
Rep Education programs are designed to engage students in meaningful experiences that explore interdisciplinary topics and concepts connected to the art seen on Rep stages. All programs work to develop students’ skills in three primary areas:
• Reading Comprehension (e.g. text evidence, reading enjoyment)
• Social-Emotional Learning (e.g. relationship skills, social awareness)
• Theater Appreciation (e.g. understanding and appreciation of theater topics)
Because these three areas are based largely in English Language Arts and theater, Rep Education program objectives and measures are aligned to both Common Core and National Arts standards. Our programs can also be aligned to the Wisconsin Model Academic standards, when applicable. This allows us to best offer students holistic experiences at The Rep and in the classroom that support and enhance existing grade-level curriculum.
While specific standard-aligned objectives vary from program to program, Rep Education is happy to work with you to determine how our programming can best support your curriculum. Whether your students are attending a Student Matinee or participating in a residency experience, our arts-integration can be applied across grade levels and subjects, including (but not limited to):
• Social Studies (history, geography, political science and civics, behavioral sciences)
• Early Learning
• Art and Design
Example program standards can be found below.
COMMON CORE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS
(Literature, Speaking and Listening)
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
NATIONAL ARTS STANDARDS
Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #4. Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation.
Anchor Standard #5. Develop and refine artistic work for presentation.
Anchor Standard #6. Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.