As an independent Drama Specialist, Edie has expanded her work to focus on teaching the art of storytelling, public speaking, playwriting and performance skills. Edie is especially proud of the diverse backgrounds of her students and all the wonderful stories they've shared. Her programs are created to enrich curriculum and improve learning retention and participation in rural, urban and suburban communities
CONNECTIONS: Social Awareness, Public Speaking, Critical Thinking, Character Building, Literacy, Performance and Creative Writing.
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A fun beginner's class teaching vocal and physical warm-ups, theatre games, roll playing and character development.
Act out songs and scenes from favorite fairytales. Fun creative imaginative play.
Multiple songs choreographed and performed in a final presentation.
Controversial topics brought in to spark discussion and participation. Students select subject and present a final debate.
Improve your ability to deliver engaging and memorable speeches with physical and vocal performance skills.
Using our seven basic ingredients to create children's theatre, students will create their own fairytale incorporating these principles.
A fun look at science and the process of invention from an idea to research, drawings and documentation to creation of prototype for final presentation.
Create you own show. We will help with song selection, monologue writing and execution. Musician provided for final performance.
Write your own play with these five easy steps then sit back and watch a staged reading bring it to life.
Edie has adapted over 20 fairytales for groups of 5 to 25 characters. Shows run 20-40 minutes and include songs. Favorites: Cinderella, Yeh Shen: the ancient Chinese version of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red, El Secreto Gigante, The Princess Who Could Not Cry, and more!
Create your own play, or pick one of ours. Backyard Angels: two bands join for a music competition,
Eye of the Storm: fun Caribbean murder mystery,
Modern Art Mystery: a masterpiece goes missing at a costume party,
Museum Heist: a museum piece is stolen and two detective teams are on the case.
Educational plays highlighting historical curriculum. Dynasties of China: a musical review about Chinese Dynasties, Lewis and Clark go West: an American musical from fur trappers to the railroad, Meet Me in Missouri: from World's Fair to Modern day incl Charles Lindbergh and WWII, Native American Myths and Legends: stories from Native American Tribes.
Educational plays which highlight social awareness and geography. Shape City: a diversity play, GeoTrek: an exploration of the 7 continents, Voices: creative writing montage highlighting community.
Plays adapted from favorite books including; Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jungle Book, Peter Pan, Treasure Island, The Wizard of Oz and more.