Freestyle Rep

This high-energy program is designed and presented as a competitive sport. Two teams of actors challenge each other to create scenes, songs, stories and poems, based on suggestions from the audience. It’s positive, creative, and fun for all ages, but seeing is believing,

Students will engage in the art of theatrical collaboration and learn techniques for working together creatively. Freestyle sends two teaching artists into the classroom to guide and encourage the students to explore their creativity through the improvisational skills of teamwork and cooperation, creative risk-taking and trusting their “first idea”.

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About the Artist

New York-based improvisational troupe of classically trained actors uses teamwork, ideas from the audience and audience volunteers to create unbelievably imaginative on-the-spot scenes.

What the schools are saying,  “Freestyle Rep was back for the second year for our students-they are amazingly talented and kept both students and teachers engaged for the entire program.  The artists worked with different genres of literature, setting and with different authors with their cooperative story building done on the spot.  Our assistant principal was impressed with how the performance included curriculum, touching on similes, metaphors, setting, character and periods of history.  This program is now a tradition for our school!”  Dorina Leslie-Huckleberry Hill School.

Theater Sports: Improv Your Mind (Grades K-12)

This high-energy program is designed and presented as a competitive sport. Two teams of actors challenge each other to create scenes, songs, stories and poems, based on suggestions from the audience. It’s positive, creative, and fun for all ages, but seeing is believing. Length: 45 minutes

Back to Back Performances: $1,470

Improv Your Mind Workshop!(25 students)

GOAL: To introduce the students to the art of theatrical collaboration and to give them techniques for working together creatively. Freestyle sends two teaching artists into the classroom to guide and encourage the students to explore their creativity through the improvisational skills of teamwork and cooperation, creative risk-taking and trusting their “first idea”. It’s an exciting and engaging way to beef up student’s confidence, improve their communication and collaboration skills, increase vocabulary, and inspire creativity.

The Write Stuff Workshop (25 students)

GOAL: To encourage students, using adaptations of improvisation games, to accept their instinctual choices for character, setting and action and to commit to those choices on the written page following the narrative techniques Freestyle uses in its own creative process. Freestyle sends two teaching artists into the classroom to guide and inspire the students to spontaneously create rough drafts of stories, getting their ideas down on paper quickly before they disappear in premature self-editing. The students are encouraged to imagine the environment of their story, to develop the characters that inhabit that environment and to build the narrative structure following the basic story-telling technique that Freestyle utilizes in its creative process.

Two Workshops: $705

Four Workshops: $1,370

Program Guide: Program Guide – Theatre Sports 7-7-11

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