An early Monday morning found us at KIE again, completing Workshop 2 in both Theatre-in-Education and Drama-in-Education Conventions sessions. After our debriefing conversations this weekend, the TIE group implemented changes, including adapting to a new space (KIE’s wonderful outdoor amphitheater). TIE usually involves a theatre company exploring a particular social issue with an educational bent, often in a non-traditional space; the focus of the DIE workshops is showing conventions that can be used by solo teachers specifically in a classroom setting to meet an educational objective. The TIE piece, “Through the Wall,” explores social citizenship and was created for 10-year-olds in Forest Hills, Queens. “Troubled Woman,” the piece that the IDC session is built around, is based on the Langston Hughes poem.
During a break between our morning workshops and afternoon planning sessions (for our upcoming workshops on Playbuilding and Theatre of the Oppressed), some of us took a second trip to the market; others had a delicious meal at a Chinese restaurant and discovered the joys of a Rwandan sizzling platter.
We are excited to get started on our new workshops and look forward to the new experiences we’ll have tomorrow.