IM is a theatre based residency program to help high school students explore identity in order to better understand and appreciate the experiences of one another. It is also a skill building and professional development opportunity for classroom teachers.
The IM curriculum is designed to teach empathy, acceptance of diversity, and to foster cooperation and unity. Students will develop theatre and social skills while engaging with a wide range of material including articles, poetry, media, and hard data, along with the sharing of their classmates’ personal stories. By the end of the residency, each group will create one final piece to share with their classmates and facilitators.
For their IM residency, teachers may choose lesson plans from one of three curriculum content areas: race, gender, or self-image. The IM residency is led by a teaching artist from NCTC with classroom management support provided by the participating site teacher. The IM program is also designed to provide professional development for teachers by introducing new techniques for use in the classroom long after the NCTC residency concludes.
Please contact IM Program Consultant Lindsay Krumbein at email@example.com for additional information and to schedule a complimentary consultation for your residency.
Lincoln High School - In School Residency
San Francisco, California
Gritty City Repertory Youth Theatre - Summer Residency
City Arts and Technology High School
San Francisco, CA
NCTC is a member of the National Pride Youth Theatre Alliance.
Identity Matters residency program costs are supported in part by the Mukti Foundation, Ahroha Philanthropies and the generosity of our individual donors.