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School Residencies

We take an entire section (up to seven classes and spend up to forty-five munutes a day with each one). In those forty five minutes there is a different goal for each day. This will treat the students to many different aspects of theatre and academics.

  • Monday: Brainstorming, Storytelling, Playwritng

  • Tuesday: Theatre Games, Stage Comfort

  • Wednesday: Prop and Costume Construction

  • Thursday: Full Play Rehearsal

  • Friday: Dress Rehearsal, Performance

That's right in just one week's time and in less than six hours the students have created a play in which every student performs in front of a live audience. Sound impossible? Remember our slogan: "Anything is Possible!" We are ending our sixth exciting year of school residencies and are still amazed at all these students can accomplish. They write the plays, create their costumes and props and each child has at least one line in their play. Plays range from 7-10 munutes long. A fulfilling character building accademic experience sure to boost self-esteem.

Residency Topics

Core Democratic Values


Pillars of Character

American History

Michigan History

Made to Order


We charge $2100.00 per residency week, which includes art supplies, up to four teaching artists, costumes, sets and sound. The teaching artists do request school lunches free of charge fore each day of the residency. In the event that the school is outside of 100 miles of our offices there will be a travel and lodging stipend that will be added on to the base fee.

See our section on Booking Information for more details.


JoEllen McNitt
Principal Roscommon Elementary School
(989) 275-6610

Craig Waynee
Fourth Grade Teacher Standish Elementary
(989) 846-4193

Queen Ottgen
Third Grade Teacher Mancelona Elementary
(231) 587-8661 ext. 381

Pat Worden, Librarian
Leslie Community Library
(517) 589-9400

PO Box 1070  Grayling, MI  49738 (989) 619-5463