Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, Hight School, Adults, Educators, Older Adults, Youth with Disabilities, Adults with Disabilities, At-risk Youth
Schools: Pre-k, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Alternative Education
Community Sites: Parks & Recreation Centers, Arts Centers, Childcare Centers, Libraries, Senior Centers
Central Oklahoma, year-round
Rhonda Clark is a veteran of numerous urban and rural residencies across Oklahoma and is experienced in working with a wide range of participants, from preschoolers to adults. She directs and acts in Oklahoma City-area theatres and is the artistic director for Carpenter Square Theatre, where she has served since 1999. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting and directing.
Rhonda's fast-paced residencies connect drama to the curriculum, where students may be involved in storytelling, improvisation, simple mime, creative movement, and puppetry. Students may write original plays, or adapt children's literature into play format, that they can produce live or with puppets.
Students will learn to:
Create roles, imagined worlds, and improvised stories in a drama/theatre work
Propose potential new details to plot and story in a guided drama experience
Identify ways in which gestures and movement may be used to create or retell a story in guided drama experiences
With support, create puppets for dramatic play or a guided drama experience
Explore a scripted or improvised character by imagining the given circumstances in a drama/theatre work