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Playhouse in the Park

Playhouse in the Park returned to BIS this fall to lead extended workshops in each classroom. Every student participated in five 45-minute dramatic interpretation workshops as part of language arts studies. Nick from PITP was at BIS Sept. 17-21, Oct. 1-5 and 15-19. The 3rd grade studied The BFG by Roald Dahl, the 4th grade used Greek myths, and the 5th grade used Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

From PITP website:


The goals of the Dramatic Interpretation Workshops are to explore the structure of storytelling, to immerse students in different styles of dramatic writing, to explore the power of visual storytelling and how to translate descriptive language into a visual image onstage, and to discuss and analyze the effect that interpretation has on the understanding and connection that an audience has to the material.

Daily Overview:

  • Day One: What is the story, and how will you tell it?

  • Day Two: Telling the story visually

  • Day Three: Writing and curating content

  • Day Four: Putting it all together

  • Day Five: Presentation and discussion

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