Grades 7-12 (The 2017 Session is Full)
Teenagers who are visually impaired are often reluctant to “take to the big stage” in their local school or community. This program will empower participants with theatrical knowledge, skills, and experiences to benefit their creative development, artistic expression, and self-confidence. Students will participate in classes and rehearsals as well as attend a local theater production. They will be introduced to basic acting techniques, stage commands, prop usage, costuming, and make up. The program will conclude with a performance that is open to families and friends.
This program targets the following ECC skills:
- Learn about team work and make new social connections (ECC: Social Interaction Skills)
- Be more confident in their ability to navigate around unfamiliar areas (i.e. living quarters, moving effectively around a stage, etc.) (ECC: Orientation & Mobility)
- Gain efficiency with activities of daily living (ECC: Independent Living Skills)