Teachers Act Up!

Thoughts on Teaching, Language, and Social Change from Melisa "Misha" Cahnmann-Taylor

Image Theatre

Image theatre begins without words.  Spect-Actors are asked to enact their struggles silently with their bodies and using the “body-clay” of other spect-actors.  You’ll see two Image Theatre episodes here with two protagonists–the literacy coach and the music specials teacher.  One can see how the teacher can often feel pulled in various directions.  We took this into the verbal realm.  I asked spectactors to “dynamize” their sculptures by repeating a one line refrain.  A sculpture with words.  What image would you create if you were to sculpt yourself as the protagonist in struggle with others? What would your sculpture say?

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