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Creating a Play with Linnéa Rowlatt

Linnéa Rowlatt • Theatre

Creating a Play uses photos as the foundation for building a narrative and to explore character. With clearly defined steps in the process, small groups work together to bring the story alive with expression and gesture. Through this class, the students gain experience in play-making and in role-playing. Acting becomes a means of exploring personal values, while building skills in public presentation and speech. Learning outcomes for students: Individual listening, and increased ease with verbal expression; knowledge of narrative form and of the characteristics of oral tales; understanding of the theatrical structure needed to tell a story; skills and practice in working with partner and group in role playing

Grade Suitability3-6
Maximum Class Size20
Time Required1.5 hrs
Material RequiredArtist will supply
Language of InstructionEnglish, French
Special NotesHalf-day, full-day, or several-day workshops are also available.

Linnéa Rowlatt

Formerly based in Ottawa, Linnéa founded Salt & Pepper Children’s Theatre Company and when the benefits of collaboration became irresistable, co-founded Salamander Theatre for Young Audiences. She has many years of acting experience, most recently as Golde in Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group’s Fiddler on the Roof (Ottawa). For eight years, Linnéa brought drama-in-education workshops to schools in Ottawa with Salt & Pepper Children’s Theatre Group and Salamander Theatre for Young Audiences. She was also a Waldorf class teacher for one year (Grade 5). "For me, theatre is a way of exploring my relationship to ideas and identities in a way that combines heart, mind, and body. Theatre can be a ‘rehearsal for reality’, a cathartic moment, or a study in gut-splitting humour. I like to bring theatre into schools because learning also happens through play and playing with one’s whole being is education for life."

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