Touring Shows & Workshops

Théâtre du Rêve (Theater of the Dream) offers unique educational outreach programs, committed to bringing enrichment opportunities into the schools and to using theatre as a means to bring French language and culture directly to students. These initiatives are in response to changing needs in the community. Schools have had to make drastic cuts to arts programming and often funding for field trips is limited. Therefore, kids have fewer and fewer creative, live, hands-on experiences, outlets and inspiration.

We want to bring art to them.

Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) Residency & Workshops

This series of workshops and residencies is designed to prepare students at all levels of French to be audience members for Theatre du Reve’s student matinee productions of Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), February 1-3 & 7-10, 2017. This carefully-constructed educational series provides students with in-depth preparation and understanding that go beyond our traditional pre-performance study guide and post-performance talkback. Schools that book a workshop or residency at the same time as making reservations for a student matinee performance will receive a 10% discount off of the cost of the workshop. Additional mileage fees may apply to all touring programs. The first 20 miles are included in the cost of the program. The additional mileage rate is $0.54 per mile.

CLICK HERE for information on our student matinee performances:

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Download a PDF of our programs on Le Petit Princelittle-prince-residencies-and-workshops

For booking, please contact Caitlin Roe at caitlin@theatredureve.com.

Le Petit Résidence (The Little Residency)

Target Audience: High School French Levels 3+

Text: Le Petit Prince – book and excerpts

Duration : 5-7 hours recommended

Cost : 2 teaching artists ($150/hr), 1 teaching artist ($100/hr).

Purpose : This residency will introduce students in French levels 3-5 to the story of Le Petit Prince through :

  • Small performances of select scenes by artists. Note: Performances of select scenes require 2 teaching artists for 1 hour.
  • Overview of key plot elements, characters and vocabulary
  • Dramatic interpretations of book/select scenes by students
  • In-depth character studies of select characters – King, Businessman, Lamplighter, Rose (physical descriptions, objectives, character backstory – includes review of key vocabulary as well as grammar elements – passé composé, imparfait, subjonctif)
  • Re-write a chapter describing the Little Prince’s visit as a monologue/dialogue based on the other character’s point of view
  • In-class performances of original scenes/monologues

Download our program PDF to view GA Curriculum Standards.

 

Le Petit Atelier 1 : Lecture Dramatique (The Little Workshop 1: Dramatic Reading)

Target Audience: High School/University French III+

Text: Le Petit Prince – book and excerpts

Duration : 1 hour

Cost : 2 artists ($150), 1 artist ($100).

Purpose : Link language to action and meaning by bringing everyday vocabulary to life on stage. Using an excerpt from Le Petit Prince, teaching artists teach students the basic components of a scene: qui, où, et pourquoi. Then students are broken into small groups and directed to perform their own scene based on the excerpt. Workshop ends in performances of student scenes.

Download our program PDF to view GA Curriculum Standards.

Le Petit Atelier 2 : Introduction de Le Petit Prince (The Little Workshop 2: Introduction to The Little Prince)

Target Audience: Middle/High School French I & II

Text: Le Petit Prince – book and excerpts

Duration : 1 hour

Cost : 2 teaching artists ($150)

Purpose : This workshop will introduce students in French levels 1-2 to the story of Le Petit Prince through :

  • A short scene performed in French then English by 2 teaching artists
  • Plot overview and vocabulary lesson
  • Theater games to reinforce and master new vocabulary
  • Single character study allowing students to creatively present one character from the story, reinforcing new vocabulary as well as basic sentence structures (i.e. Il aime… Il fait…)

Download our program PDF to view GA Curriculum Standards.

Le Petit Atelier 3 : Introduction de Le Petit Prince, école primaire (The Little Workshop 3: Introduction to The Little Prince, elementary school)

Target Audience: Elementary School French 1st-5th grade

Text: Le Petit Prince – book and excerpts

Duration : 1 hour

Cost : 2 teaching artists ($150/hr)

Purpose : This workshop will introduce elementary school students to the story of Le Petit Prince through :

  • A short scene performed in French then English by 2 teaching artists
  • Plot overview and vocab lesson
  • Theater games to reinforce and master new vocabulary
  • Character role play allowing further exploration of two characters, reinforcing new vocabulary and basic sentence structure: Il est…
  • Describing a character with the help of a vocabulary word bank. Students can then illustrate a caricature of their chosen character that fits their description.

Download our program PDF to view GA Curriculum Standards.

Professional Performances in Schools

Fables Fantastiques!

Photo by Audrey Cho

Discover the fantastic world of fables in this exciting storytelling drama from Théâtre du Rêve. This 100% bilingual adaptation of fables from Aesop, La Fontaine, West Africa and around the Francophone world is meant to be enjoyed by one and all, regardless of your knowledge of the French language. “No Fear French!” An audience member to another bilingual production exclaimed, “Even when I couldn’t understand the actual words, I had no problem understanding the text at all.” TdR’s original production is brought to life through physical theatre, storytelling, object puppetry and (most importantly) audience interaction. (Available October 2016-May 2017)

Booking information

Suggested Grade Levels: K – 10
Duration: 35 minutes plus talkback
Audience Limit: 250

K-12 Level GA Schools
Single Performance: $360
Two Back-to-Back: $670

GA: University and non-school locations (Administrative fee included)
Single Performance: $410
Two Back-to-Back: $770

Outside of GA (Administrative fee included; does NOT include travel, lodging, per diem)
Single Performance: $460
Two Back-to-Back: $870

Contact Caitlin Roe to book a performance: caitlin@theatredureve.com


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Jane, le renard et moi (Jane, the Fox and Me)

*Available in English OR French

Jane, Le Renard, et Moi (Jane the Fox and Me) brings Fanny Britt’s graphic novel of the same name to life in a theatrical adaptation- a reader’s theatre piece with animated projections of the novel’s illustrations, layered with a lush sound-scape. Performed in English or French, this piece is available to tour into schools, homes, theatres and more. In Jane Le Renard, et Moi (Jane,The Fox, and Me) a young girl, Hélène, struggles with her own self-image and worth. She is the victim of bullying behavior in grade school and finds solace in Jane Eyre, in a mysterious visit from a fox and, ultimately, she makes a friend. The graphic novel has received a number of major awards including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book and is also nominated for a Will Eisner Prize among others in Germany and Portugal. Following performances, the Teaching Artists will lead the group in an Empathy Workshop, designed by the Ben Marion Institute for Social Justice. Each school or location will also receive a toolkit with practical tools to deal with bullying behavior as well as an English copy of the graphic novel. Performance in your choice of English OR French. Empathy talkback/workshop in English unless a bilingual format is requested. (Available October 2016-May 2017)

Why are we doing this?

Bullying Behavior Awareness through JANE, THE FOX AND ME from Theatre du Reve on Vimeo.

Booking information

Suggested Grade Levels: 4 – 12
Duration: 35 minutes plus 15 minute talkback
Audience Limit: 150

NOTE: Schools or groups may elect to upgrade to a 45-60 min empathy workshop for groups of up to 30 students for an additional cost. May combine included 15 minute talkback for large group with 45 minute workshop for smaller group.

LIMITED subsidized performances are available to youth programs and Title I Schools. Email Caitlin Roe at caitlin@theatredureve.com for information and availability.

Contact info@tdratl.org for more information and to book your performance and workshop.

K-12 Level GA Schools
Single Performance: $500 (toolkit and 15 minute talkback included)
Two Back-to-Back: $900

GA: University and non-school locations (Administrative fee included)
Single Performance: $550
Two Back-to-Back: $1,000

In-State Empathy Workshop cost: $150 per workshop

Outside of GA (Administrative fee included; does NOT include travel, lodging, per diem)
Single Performance: $650
Two Back-to-Back: $1,200

Out-of-State Empathy Workshop cost: $200 per workshop


Photos

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Testimonies

In our continued commitment to the safety and well-being of all youth and their families, The Ben Marion Institute applauds the efforts and sensitive creativity Théâtre du Rêve has successfully put forth in its production of “Jane, the Fox & Me.” This production skillfully addresses the timely and important issue of Bullying Behavior that is so prevalent today in the culture of our schools and communities. Théâtre du Rêve’s insightful decision to incorporate the graphic novel with the haunting performance by an on-stage actor, creates a powerful visual and emotional message about the effects of how bullying behavior diminishes a young person’s self-concept. The empathetic, teachable moments are abundant in the narrative, which offers an abidingly positive message of how one person can positively change someone else’s life. We strongly recommend this play for all school age children and teens as well as their families, as it offers an opportunity for thoughtful discussion and empathetic learning that lingers long after the curtain comes down on this performance.

It’s a moment not to be missed.

~ Irma Starr PhD, Director of Education

The Ben Marion Institute For Social Justice, Inc.

www.benmarioninstitute.org


Professional Development Workshop for Educators

    • Using Drama in the Foreign Language Classroom

      TdR is proud to provide this opportunity for professional development. This workshop for French and other foreign language instructors will introduce tools for hands-on language activities and games.

Contact info@tdratl.org for more information and to book your workshop.