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Robin Pease (Touring from Northeast Ohio Young Audiences Affiliate)

Robin Pease (Touring from Northeast Ohio Young Audiences Affiliate)

Category: Theatre Arts

 

Kulture Kids' Robin Pease incorporates the art of theater to promote and enhance arts and cultural awareness. Robin's background includes a Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts in Theatre, experience as a professional actor and educator/consultant for arts councils, theatre organizatons, and educational institutions. She has written theater pieces, resource guides, developed hands-on workshops to promote theatre, music, dance and culture and gets chldren to do the same.

 

 
Grades PreK-6 & Families
Audience
Limit
250 for Performances
Length 45 minutes
Cost $745 for Single Performance; $960 for Two Back to Back Performances

Technical Requirements

Please provide a 12'x15' performance space; a private place for the artist to change into costume; two small tables or kindergarten desks and one chair; assistance unloading and loading supplies; one flat bed/rolling cart; an electric outlet or use of a sound system.

 

 


Overview of Programs

  Performances and Family Programs  
   
 
Native American Program: The Four Directions - Touch the Earth
Dressed in traditional costume, Robin Pease, a descendant of the Mohawk Nation, comes to your school as Hegeota and teaches students about Native American culture and people. Students learn some Mohawk language, sing traditional chants, and participate in a story as they explore the four directions of the compass. Students demonstrate effective listening strategies during the participatory performance by responding to directions and questions and identifying the themes of the stories. Touch the Earth is a participatory tale that expounds on the power of words to hurt and to heal, along with the importance of giving thanks for all the gifts of life. Suitable for ages 9 through adult. (5-12)

Native American Program: The Great Law of Peace
Meet Hiawatha, Columbus, Ponce De Leon, Jacques Cartier, Walter Raleigh and Henry Hudson as they struggle to create laws for the "New World." Take this 700 year journey to discover how Thomas Jefferson, John Rutledge and Ben Franklin based the US Constitution, not on the European "cradles of civilization," but on the Iroquois Confederacy's Great Law of Peace. Dressed in traditional Native American regalia, Robin Pease provides students with a window into the creation of the United States Constitution. The ideas and beliefs of significant historical figures vie for inclusion in this important document. Students will understand the compromises that were made amongst the framers, and will see how the New World devised a new form of governance, based on a framework developed by the Native Americans. Question and Answer session follows the performance. (4-6)

Native American Program: The Four Directions - Pushing up the Sky
Meets Early Childhood needs: Dressed in traditional costume, Robin Pease, a descendant of the Mohawk Nation, comes to your school as Hegeota and teaches students about Native American culture and people. Students learn some Mohawk language, sing traditional chants, and participate in a story as they explore the four directions of the compass. Students demonstrate effective listening strategies during the participatory performance by responding to directions and questions and identifying the themes of the stories. Pushing up the Sky is a participatory Native American tale. The sky is too low to the ground but the birds, animals, and people bully each other instead of working together to solve their problem. The audience must figure out how to guide them to a cooperative resolution. Suitable for ages 3-10 and families. (PreK-6)

Native American Program: Sacajawea
Robin Pease brings to life the story of Sacajawea, a Shoshone Indian woman, who assisted Lewis and Clark during their expedition through the unmapped Northwest United States, kept them alive by teaching them to use the natural resources around them, and served as a communicator with other Native American tribes they encountered...all while carrying her baby. Students will understand how Sacajawea's contributions to the expedition were directly responsible for its completion and success, and how the Lewis and Clark expedition paved the way for future expansion of the country and greater understanding of the United States' natural resources. (K-6)

Latin American Program: La Tortuga Sin Amigos - The Turtle without Friends
Early Childhood: A mean Turtle loses all his friends because he calls them names, makes them cry, hurts their feelings and threatens them. He will learn the value of an apology, manners and friendship in this participatory tale told in Spanish and English. Suitable for ages 3-10 and families. (PreK-6)

Latin American Program: Dos Guentos, Dos Lenguajes - Two Tales, Two Tongues
Early Childhood: Join a mother mouse on a trip to the library as students discover the benefits of being bilingual; discover the power of reading as a poor boy outsmarts a magician in these two tales in two tongues where the audience participates in Spanish and English. Suitable for ages 3-10 and families. (PreK-6)

 
  Performances, Workshops and Family Programs  
   
 
African American History Program: Lucy Bagby - Last Fugitive Slave
The Last Fugitive Slave is the true story of Sarah Lucy Bagby, the last runaway slave captured and tried under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, and returned to her master in the South. Abolitionists heavily protested her capture and trial in Cleveland, Ohio in January 1861. Lucy's incredible quest for freedom and the community's struggle for justice, set against the backdrop of the start of the Civil War, is an often forgotten part of our regional and national history. This true tale is told through dialogue and song using six to eight members of your community or school to perform with the actor. Robin Pease arrives at your venue, prior to the performance, to rehearse with your chosen actors who portray Lucy's master, the Judge handling the case, the Underground Railroad conductor, abolitionists and others. A Question and Answer session follows the performance. Complementary workshops for students and professional development for teachers and adults are available. (4-6)

Touring Artist; Available per school need. Contact YA Office for more information.

 
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