Get Connected: Stage Your History (Curricular Connections: Language Arts, Social Studies and Theater Arts): The primary goal of the Get Connected residency is to create an appreciation for historical narrative within one's own community, to create an appreciation of history and its relevance to the present day for the students and community members involved, and to provide the tools for the creation of an historical narrative that could be presented to the public. If desired, an additional goal can include the presentation of an actual performance created by those who participate in this residency. Students are guided through a process of creating a theatrical work out of a community oral history project, based on interviews and research the students conduct on a subject particular to their immediate region. Students are provided the tools needed to adapt the oral history that they are creating themselves into a public presentation.
The nationally touring and award-winning production company of EbzB Productions' workshops can be applied to grades 3-12 upon request and with required joint planning with faculty. Endorsed by numerous state & local arts councils, EbzB has trained with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Artists as Educators Program, and the Lincoln Center Institute's International Educator Program to conduct workshops in arts integration. EbzB Productions has established a solid reputation for its work with middle & high school classes to create historical narrative based on classroom oral history projects as well as specifically tailored residencies & workshops. Student workshops often are presented in tandem with scheduled performances.