Georgia Ensemble Theatre

The mission of Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) is to provide excellent professional theatre experiences to captivate the current generation of theatre-goers and nurture future generations. We fulfill this mission through the selfless ensemble collaboration of our artists, audiences, and students. In all of our classes, workshops, and residencies we strive to develop collaborative learners who support one another. We learn to “fail with pride” so that we can grow as individuals and learn from our mistakes. As an organization, “selfless ensemble collaboration” means that the best idea wins, no matter where the idea comes from. GET employs a team of amazing teaching artists who engage students in the classroom throughout the school year with our Literacy through Drama: From the Page to the Stage workshops, in-class residencies, and Theatre for Young Audiences productions, led by GET Education Director, Laurel Crowe.

Contact:

  • Phone – (770) 641-1260
  • Email – education@get.org
  • Website – http://get.org

Arts Disciplines: Theatre/Drama, Creative Writing

Core Content Curriculum Areas: English/Language Arts, Social Studies/History, Theatre/Drama

Specialized Content Areas: STEAM, Anti-bullying, Character Education, Literacy

Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Home School 

Special Populations: Special Needs Students, At-risk Students, ELL (English Language Learners)

Pre-Service Learning and Professional Development: Professional Development for K-12 Teachers

Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta

Program Fees:

  • Performances: $750 (for Theatre for Young Audiences Performances; discounts available for mulitple shows on one day)
  • Workshops: $75-$150 (for one or two-day in-school Literacy through Drama workshops)

 Artistic Profile:

The mission of Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) is to provide excellent professional theatre experiences to captivate the current generation of theatre-goers and nurture future generations. We fulfill this mission through the selfless ensemble collaboration of our artists, audiences and students. In all of our classes, workshops, and residencies we strive to develop collaborative learners who support one another. We learn to “fail with pride” so that we can grow as individuals and learn from our mistakes. As an organization, “selfless ensemble collaboration” means that the best idea wins, no matter where the idea comes from.

Teaching Experience:

Education Director, Laurel Crowe, has a B.A. in Speech and Theatre Arts from the University of West Georgia. Laurel has been a teaching artist for the past 10 years, teaching improvisation, voice, acting, Literacy through Drama: From the Page to the Stage, and directing. As the head of the Georgia Ensemble Theatre Education Department, she teaches a broad range of students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Laurel Crowe is the 2016 Theatre Company Alumni of the Year recipient from the University of West Georgia. Laurel leads a team of amazing teaching artists who engage students in the classroom throughout the school year with our Literacy through Drama: From the Page to the Stage workshops.

Sample Programs:

  • Literacy Through Drama: From the Page to the Stage (for K-8)
    • As a stand-alone or supplemental workshop, Literacy Through Drama: From the Page to the Stage (LTD) or The Living Study Guide connects students from Kindergarten to 8th grade to literary and curriculum assignments and GET Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) productions. Literacy through Drama is offered to all schools, especially those who are seeing a GET TYA production. At the beginning of each school year, teaching artists are trained to teach our LTD workshops by GET Education Director Laurel Crowe and Education Associate Molly Gilmartin.
    • This workshop focuses on adapting a piece of literature to a play. This workshop is available to all elementary and middle grades students. The workshop requires two class periods over two days per class. Children love the experience of creating a short piece of theatre from stories that they know and love. In the 2016-17 school year, this workshop is available for “Junie B. Jones, the Musical,” “James and the Giant Peach,” and “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank” (one day/class).
    • Adheres to Georgia Standards of Excellence in Social Studies, Literature, Writing, and Language Arts.
    • One-Day workshop: $75/class
    • Two-Day workshop: $125/class
  • Literacy Through Drama: The Living Study Guide (for 9-12)
    • As a supplemental workshop, Literacy Through Drama: From the Page to the Stage (LTD) or The Living Study Guide connects students from 9th to 12th grade to literary and curriculum assignments and GET Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) productions. Literacy through Drama is offered to all schools, and is especially beneficial to those who are seeing a GET TYA production. At the beginning of each school year, teaching artists are trained to teach our LTD workshops by GET Education Director (Laurel Crowe) and Education Associate (Molly Gilmartin).
    • The Living Study Guide helps high school students connect to literature in a fresh and contemporary way. Using improvisation, writing, and collaboration, students engage in the world of “The Great Gatsby” or “Romeo and Juliet” in ways that they hadn’t considered before.
    • Adheres to Georgia Standards of Excellence in Literature, Writing, and Language Arts. 
  • Theatre for Young Audiences: Georgia Ensemble Theatre, North Fulton’s only professional theatre company, is thrilled to announce that schools and organizations will now be able to book any of our Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) productions throughout the entirety of the 2018-2019 school year. This now allows the opportunity to pick and choose what performances your school wants to see and when they best fit in the schedule! Perhaps you want to kick the school year off with A Wrinkle in Time in September and then in the Spring explore S.T.E.A.M Team. Or maybe you want to book our powerful multi-media Holocaust drama, And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank. This great new touring model gives schools the flexibility to schedule performances in a manner that is convenient to each specific school.
  • A Wrinkle in Time
    • GRADES 4th AND UP/MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
    • By John Glore, adapted from the novel by Madeline L’Engle
    • Directed by Laurel Crowe
    • On tour to schools starting September 17, 2018
    • “It was a dark and stormy night”…
    • Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murray house and beckons three children on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure. Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.
    • Rated PG for some heightened dramatic tension and thematic elements.
    • Themes: Science/Literature/Bullying/Family
  • Junie B. Jones is NOT a Crook
    • GRADES K-5th/ELEMENTARY
    • By Allison Gregory, based on the books by Barbara Park
    • Directed by Michael Vine
    • On tour to schools starting October 1, 2018
    • Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There’s a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park. This show will capture the hearts of your students and give them the giggles for weeks to come!
    • Themes: Literature/Friendship
  • S.T.E.A.M. TEAM
    • GRADES 3rd-8th/UPPER ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE
    • An original play by Topher Payne and Directed by Laurel Crowe
    • Commissioned by Georgia Ensemble Theatre
    • On tour to schools starting November 5, 2018
    • Meet Scout, Taylor, Elliot, Aubrey, and Misha–five neighborhood friends who use their interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math to solve mysteries in their own backyards. When the group moves on to middle school, schedules get busier and friends drift apart. One fateful day at the Science Fair, when a bully targets one of their own, the team realizes that they must band together to solve one last mystery!
    • Themes: S.T.E.A.M./Bullying/Project-based learning/Friendship/Overcoming Adversity/Leadership
  • And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank
    • GRADES 5TH-12TH/UPPER ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE & HIGH
    • By James Still
    • Directed by Erin Bushko Smith
    • On tour to schools starting January 22, 2019
    • A powerful multi-media performance where two childhood friends of Anne Frank, Eva Geringer Schloss and Ed Silverberg, recount their stories via video as our professional cast of actors portray them on stage. Part oral history, part dramatic interpretation, now in its 22nd consecutive year performing to Georgia students and families.
    • Rated PG for some thematic elements
    • Themes: Holocaust/Social Studies
    • To book these shows for your school, email Education Manager, Michael Vine: mvine@get.org

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