I cannot recommend this company highly enough
I hope they
visit many public schools
I know their work meets our needs as educators.
Classroom teacher, Grant Elementary School, Port Townsend, WA
Walking the dog Theater (WTD) bases its educational work on the experience
that the creation of theater offers young people a unique opportunity
for development. Since its founding, WTD has reached over 50,000 children
and young people with its performances, workshops, and education programs.We
are certain that sharing our enthusiasm for theater can call forth a desire
to learn and grow that reaches further than just the stage.
guidance of experienced, trained teaching artists, the production process
acts as a magnifying glass: the lives of the students are gathered into
a safe creative space, often revealing blocks in their development or
the next step that the individual needs to take, allowing them to transform
through a process uniting the intellectual with the physical and emotional.
Every student is challenged to reach her/his individual potential, while
the group is led to form a vibrant ensemble.
Through acting exercises,
speech/voice work, and theater games, as well as through the rehearsal
process itself, the students acquire skills that enable them to communicate
constructively, take responsibility for their actions and reactions in
a larger context, and celebrate the uniquely human ability to create.