March 24, 2017
It’s been an exciting few months in education!
Since September, we’ve carried out ten ThinkTheatre programs at schools across the region, bringing the arts to the schools and working with teachers to design programs that complement their curriculum. We recently finished a Shakespeare residency at Barron Collier High School and are excited that the students will be joining us at The Merchant of Venice this coming Thursday. We’re just finishing a Language and Leadership residency at Immokalee Community School and are in rehearsal for productions of The Lorax and The Velveteen Rabbit at Donahue Academy.
On Wednesday, we’ll finish our Poetry and Performance program with a poetry slam at Estero High School. Below is a poem our student Meline bravely volunteered to workshop in front of the class yesterday. We love how Meline used her experience as a cheerleader to talk about taking risks.
The time I felt out of place
was when I started cheerleading
and didn’t know how to do anything
like a kid running around
mimicking the crowd.
Everyone knew how to cheer
and I was just learning.
I know how to tumble
just like everyone around me.