Playing It Forwardcreating an audio recording of Hamlet tonight
As some of you know, my nonprofit +BigFunEducation
, is producing a Digital Drama Festival for the K-12 crowd. It's an enormously . . . how shall I put this? . . . optimistic
and brave venture to create something from nothing that no one has actually asked for. Sometimes, I find I have struck the pose seen here below (Edwin Booth as Hamlet).
Tonight, we are welcoming a band of merry actors to do a recording of our adaptation of Hamlet and I am in a To-be mood
! We'll also record some of the original speeches so that students can work towards grasping the stunning beauty of the original. So many professionals coming together to volunteer their time because they believe in playing it forward
(yes, and paying it forward).
Theater and drama have been invited back to the center of American classrooms in K-12. The new Common Core State Standards reference "drama" over 70 times. Let's seize this opportunity. Will you join us?
If you know of a teacher in K-12 who might like to join this project by doing a Digital Drama Project, please share this post and encourage them. Kids have about 0% control over their curriculum. Almost 100% would like to do a play this year. We've created online projects that any English teacher will enjoy -- no drama training required. Kids everywhere will be grateful to you for supporting the spread of this To-be-or-not-to-be nonprofit initiative :D #education #artsed #criticalthinking #commoncore #English #collaboration #payingitforward