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An Online Enrichment Program
Grades 3-8 | 6 online sessions of 60 minutes each | Up to 15 Students | $1200
If you ever performed in a play as a kid, you probably carry fond memories of your first time onstage. Maybe you also picked up some important life skills along the way! Theatre helps students develop confidence, creativity, teamwork skills, and an appreciation for the arts.
Unfortunately, it’s tough for students to build the memories — or the life skills — that come with theatre during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s not impossible: educators worldwide are developing innovative ways for their students to go on performing. Drama by George is empowering our students to perform radio plays.
Why Radio Plays?
Before TV was invented, listening to the radio is how people got their entertainment. We’ll partner with your school to bring radio drama back with a modern twist! Here’s why we think an audio production is the best way for students to participate in the performing arts right now.
Bringing everyone together. A radio play is the only type of production that allows us to simulate the characters in a play being in the same room together, without masks or social distancing. Plus, there are no lines to memorize.
A high-quality production. Students can focus exclusively on line delivery without worrying about facial expressions, body language, or stage fright. That increases kids’ ability to deliver a great performance.
Minimizes disruption for families. Both parents and students have unprecedented demands on their time right now. A radio play can be rehearsed and recorded in a relatively short period of time, which means families won’t have to rearrange their lives around a play schedule.
Eliminates internet headaches. Our “performance” will be recorded and edited. That means that unlike a live streaming production, our radio play can’t be crippled by unexpected internet problems at students’ homes.
A lasting memory. Students will have a tangible, permanent record of their participation in this unique experience: a professionally-edited radio play where each child is one of the stars!
How Virtual Drama Club Works
Here’s the way our online program is set up.
Online meetings. We’ll provide a Virtual Drama Club that meets for one hour a week via Zoom or a similar platform with up to 15 students. (If more than 15 students from your school are interested, we can offer multiple drama clubs, each one with a different radio play script.)
Speaking parts for everyone. Because we use proprietary scripts in our programs, we can customize them to the exact number of students enrolled in the program. That means every child who enrolls will receive a meaningful (three lines or more) speaking part in the radio play!
Lines recorded individually. When online rehearsals conclude, students will record their lines in the play individually using a cell phone voice recorder app. We’ve created an instructional video showing them how to record high-quality audio.
Professional editing. We’ll edit together all of the students’ lines to produce a finished product. We invite you to listen to our past student productions here.
The complete package. The price for each drama club (with a maximum of 15 students) is $1200. A self-pay option is also available if students will be enrolling individually. The price includes recording rights for the script, six online sessions delivered by an experienced teaching artist, professional audio editing, and posting the finished production online for families to enjoy. We require parents to fill out an online registration form and digitally sign a permission form before their students may participate in the program.
What Parents Are Saying
“I just listened to the production. Wow! This is really good . . . I could literally visualize the entire thing. Hats off to you and the work you’re doing!”
– Philip Bradshaw, Parent of a Fifth Grader
“Thank you so much for offering theater expression for kids, even during a pandemic. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it.”
– Erin Neylon, Parent of a Third Grader
Bring a Drama Club to Your Students
Parents and educators can be glad that drama club builds self-confidence, teamwork skills, and creativity. Students can be glad that it’s a lot of fun! We look forward to working with your young actors to craft awesome radio dramas that deliver cool memories while building life skills. Join us to bring a story to life through sound!