Taking inspiration from their current life experience plus a splash of imagination, students will write and perform a story: the story of this group of youth, living in this moment. Using a five-scene structure, the students’ own text and visual art, professional theatre artist Kristina Watt Villegas will guide students in giving a theatrical form to what they experience, question, and hope for the future.
Offered in English only
Grade level: Grades 4–6 / Grades 7–8 / Grades 9–10
Duration: 60 mins
Workshop capacity: One class (up to 30 students)
Format: Virtual Workshop, can also be offered in-person in Ottawa (to book this as an in-person workshop at your school or organization, please click here)
Curriculum Connections: The Arts (Drama); Language/English (Oral Communication, Reading, Writing)
Your donations through the NAC's National Youth and Education Trust help the NAC provide learning and engagement opportunities for all — from young children in the classroom, to artists, to the lifelong learner.
Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.