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New Jersey State Council on the Arts in Education Residency and BLOG!

Mar 3, 2012

Angela Kariotis here! I'm happy to announce that I'm the artist-in-residence at Clinton School in Maplewood, NJ. I'll be working on developing theater with four 4th grade classes. My idea is to bring in a Guest Artist, DJ/Producer, to collaborate with me and the students on developing the soundtrack to our script. We'll be meeting twice a week starting January 11. Our goal is to showcase our work to our fans on March 16, 2012. So mark you calendars! (This is the hottest ticket in town. It's gonna be like "Before They Were Stars" in that auditorium.) I'd like to thank everyone at Clinton School, the teachers Ms. Froelich, Ms. Fleming, Ms. Power, and Ms Kessler-Slavin, and all the 4th graders for opening their classrooms to me.

I have created a blog which is intended to mark our progress and our process. When it comes to making a play, we're not playing around! I will be working with these students to develop theater that is process oriented, introducing them to different ways to generate material, the use of unconventional source material as theater, dramatizing the school curriculum, the theatricalization of poetry, and working from page to stage with acting and movement direction. I will be posting video of our process, pictures, excerpts of student work and also example resources such as the essays, plays, and poems we read in class and the songs to which we listen. You'll be able to learn learn along with us! Stay tuned in!

The Arts-in-Education (AIE) Program is carried out through a partnership between the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and a consortium made up of Arts Horizons and Young Audiences of New Jersey. This program provides New Jersey schools with long-term artist residencies. The program is made possible through state appropriations to the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.