Community Arts Partner

Participant Details

Community Arts Partner Name
Macha Theatre Works
Partner Type
Organization
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Individual Bio or
Organizational Statement
Macha Theatre Works (MTW) is a small, non-profit theater company founded in Seattle in 2001. MTW showcases exceptional artists and stages new plays with strong female characters. We envision a world where fearless female voices thrive. We offer a two-month playwriting and performance residency for 3rd-5th graders that integrates theater with a classroom topic. Past topics have included civil rights, the history of Columbia City, labor history, land rights, immigration, mythology, raptors, suffrage, the U.S. election process, water conservation, Ruby Bridges, and viruses, just to name a few. At the end of our residency, each classroom has an original, co-created script to perform and call their own.

Contact Information

First Name
Ann Marie
Last Name
Caldwell
Address
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City
Seattle
State
WA
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Phone

Grade Levels Preferred

Grade Levels Preferred
3rd - 5th

Artistic Disciplines

Type
We integrate classroom content with theatre arts to create an original student-created play that is performed for the school community.
Discipline
Theater, Arts Integration

Experience

Previous School Partnerships
Other Trainings or Certifications
Sample Lesson Description: Student / Classroom Residencies
Sample Workshop Description: Teacher Professional Development

Areas of Experience and Expertise

Approved Professional Development Provider
No
Approved Classroom Residency Provider
Yes
Experience with English Language Learners
Yes
Experience with Students in Special Education
Yes

Lesson Plan

Integrated Art
Cultural Art

Teaching Approach

Teaching Philosophy + Approach
Macha Theatre Works provides two-month play writing and performance residencies in 3rd-5th grade Seattle classrooms. Teaching artists partner closely with classroom teachers to help students collaboratively write a play about a content area they are studying. Students then rehearse and perform their original work for their student body and community.
Curriculum Integration Possibilities
This works very well with social studies topics, and other themes have also been successful. Past topics have included civil rights, the history of Columbia City, labor history, land rights, immigration, mythology, raptors, suffrage, the U.S. election process, water conservation, and viruses, just to name a few.
Special Skills and Areas of Expertise
We are adept at integrating students' native languages into the plays.
Testimonials from Schools
Classroom Teacher References: Charlene Smith, Hawthorne Elementary; Steve Chavez, Thornton Creek Elementary. Student Testimonials: "It taught me how to work together with others and about Seattle History." "I'm proud of getting over my fear of stage fright." - Gianna "That was the first time I have wrote or performed a play. I also thought at the beginning I can't do it ... I did it." -Ruby "I would say be ready for teamwork, some feelings, and hey, you're in a play, be ready for anything." "It taught me how to go with the flow. The audience will believe a lot. We had some comic relief that wasn't in the script."

Fees

Fees

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