storytelling + spoken word

Below you'll find information about:

  • Workshops: Hands-on workshops bring together individual artists to encourage students to actively discover their own artistic potential. Ideal for after school, library, or community center programs. Most workshops are product based.

  • Residencies: Offer experiences implemented by a specialized teaching artist. Residencies are multiple, participatory workshops and require a minimum of 3 sequential sessions per student group, and can be expanded into semester-long projects. Residencies take place in partnership with the classroom teacher and either focus on arts-integration or the artistic process.

 

For more information please call 713.520.9264 or email us at scheduling@yahouston.org.​

 

 

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The Magic of Story

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WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Dan Gordon

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With movies, television and video games, children are accustomed to having special effects create scenes for them. Storytelling allows children the empowerment of creating scenes for themselves. This workshop will help students enhance their reading, writing and speaking, exploring imagination to find their own, personal voice. They will have fun learning techniques of body language, facial expression, gesture, articulation, voice fluctuation and timing to create powerful and entertaining characters. They will also gain an understanding of story structure while practicing valuable listening skills that, through perception and difference, help develop vocabulary, extending these essential lessons beyond the classroom.

Virtual Option Available

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

K-8

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Healing Through Written Arts

(Songwriting, Poetry, & Storytelling)

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WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Soulliaa Rae 

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Our voices matter and the pen is one of our greatest tools. Students will explore the value and power of their unique voice through their engagement in written art forms like songwriting, poetry, and storytelling. This artistic workshop and residency focuses on Social and Emotional (SE) Learning and Development, reduction of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and increasing youth literacy. These sessions are a great opportunity for students to find, refine, and strengthen their self-advocacy, mediation, and communication skills.

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

25

Grade Levels

PK-12

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Humpty Dumpty's Rhyme & Rhythm Musical

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WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Twanda's Theatre on Wheels

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Humpty  Dumpty finds new friends to help  him  get up  when he falls down. The audience will learn the  value of compassion and true friendship as they travel on a musical adventure with Humpty Dumpty and his new friends.Boys and girls will also have fun creating a make and take humpty dumpty character and  a paper plate wall.

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

25

Grade Levels

EC-1