Education

Theatre education embraces many aspects of student curriculum: English, History, Science, Social Studies, Math, Music, and more. Through stories, character development, problem solving, and critical thinking, students explore these areas of curriculum in order to creatively exist within the world of a play. The goal at FMCT ED is to expand upon a student’s frame of reference and teach them to make connections between the theatre that they create and the world in which they live. Students learn to collaborate with their peers, connect with people from differing backgrounds, and begin to see themselves as valued citizens on the world’s stage where they develop important ideas about justice, history, personal choices, politics, and humanity.

FMCT ED Fall 2020

Fall Day Camps & Educational Support

Elementary Day Camps

Whether you’re working full-time, opting to home-school, or developing a hybrid-plan of your own, FMCT Ed is here to support you with your child’s learning.

Choose 1 or 2 days a week – or all 5 days. We’re here to help your student with online math, science, and language arts lessons, guided reading, story invention, and plenty of theatre activities that will entertain and ignite your child’s imagination!

We’ll get the school work finished and have a great time doing it!

Day camp enrollments are non-refundable. A credit will be applied to your account for an absence reported before 8:30 a.m. on the day of the absence.

If public schools resume a daily full-time schedule, we will refund any registered classes that fall after the district resumes.

Middle School Day Camps

Whether you’re working full-time, opting to home-school, or developing a hybrid-plan of your own, FMCT Ed is here to support you with your student’s learning.

In the morning middle school sessions we’re here to help your student get their school work finished and we’ll have a great time doing it!

In the afternoon sessions we’ll read published plays and then speak with the playwrights who wrote them.  These playwrights will answer your student’s questions and share their personal play writing process.

In Session I the students will write their own plays and in Session II we will teach them every aspect of production; resulting in a December 5, 2020 presentation of one of their original works.

We offer afternoon-only sessions, or if you prefer, we offer all-day sessions as well.

Day camp enrollments are non-refundable. A credit will be applied to your account for an absence reported before 8:30 a.m. on the day of the absence.

If public schools resume a daily full-time schedule, we will refund any registered classes that fall after the district resumes.

Youth Conservatory Classes

Musical Theatre I

Music from Beauty & The Beast

Grades K-1-2

Musical Theatre II

Music from Hairspray

Grades 3-6

Story Invention

Fractured Fairy Tales

Ages 4-5-6

Story Invention

Fractured Fairy Tales

Grades 2-3

Story Invention

Fractured Fairy Tales

Grades 4-5

Acting

Middle School Acting

Working the Craft

Grades 5-8

Musical Theatre Intensive

A Dance Intensive Musical Theatre Class

Grades 6-9

COVID-19 POLICIES FOR FALL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

Additional Information

All classes and showcases are held at FMCT’s Studio 6 at 6 Broadway N. Fargo, ND 58102.

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SILVER FOLLIES

Overview

Individuals 55+ years of age are invited to participate in the region’s single largest avenue for performing arts by senior citizens. Founded in 1992, Silver Follies is part of FMCT’s Education programming which seeks to provide quality learning, performance, and social opportunities to community members of all ages and abilities.  Through their annual spring showcase and numerous outreach events throughout the year, Silver Follies remains one of the single largest avenues for the expression of art by senior citizens in our area.

Outreach & Performances

Spring Production: “You’re a Grand Old Flag”

Winter & Spring Outreach Caroling 

  • November, December & March
  • First rehearsal: October 18, 2020 at 2:00p; Studio 6 Broadway
  • Contact Joyce Westfall for more information at joyedwest@aol.com

EDUCATION OUTREACH

FMCT On the Road

When the community can’t come to FMCT, FMCT comes to the community with various outreach performance and educational opportunities.

On the Road is a two-week after-school children’s theatre experience brought directly to area elementary schools. Through a collaboration between FMCT directors, elementary school teachers, and parent volunteers who work together with students to create a show that will be performed for friends and family at the end of our two-weeks together. 

FMCT brings costumes, props, music, and a sound system to each participating elementary school to enhance your students’ theatre experience. Together, over the course of two-weeks, the work of FMCT develops confidence, critical thinking skills, builds ensemble, creates delightful characters, and has fun exploring the craft of acting all while making the magic of theatre happen in our schools. 

Process Drama is a touring program that brings theatrical literacy learning to every student in an elementary school over the course of two weeks. Students make personal connections to literary themes and motifs by participating in classroom world building through drama.

For more information or to book a tour, please contact Judy Lewis, FMCT Education Director

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