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Dufflebag Theatre at WPS

Dufflebag Theatre returned to WPS on May 9th!  As part of Arts Package, the performance this year was The Three Musketeers.  It was a bilingual performance so our students from K-8 were exposed to French words as well as English to support our Core French Curriculum. 

About the Performance: 

The "nearly world-famous" DuffleBag Theatre performs well-known Fairy Tales and classic stories but in a new and fun way. They take the stories and make them come alive through improvisation.  In improvisation there is no script. The performers have a rough idea of the storyline and then they make up or adjust the story as they go along.  

During the show, they also invite audience members to come up and take part in the play.   All of the students become involved by having to listen for certain ‘cue words or phrases to which they must respond. (e.g. to “When the Narrator says “Prince Charming” everyone says “Your Majesty!”) 

Learning Goal
You will be able to create characters and improvise stories.

Success Criteria
 You will use simple props and costumes.
 You will create characters by changing body language and voice.
 You will explain how to create a character.
 You will improvise.
 You will retell familiar stories through characterization and improvisation.

This performance enhanced our Drama and Oral Communication Curriculum for all grades and it was a lot of fun too!  Congratulations to our budding student and staff actors who played many of the lead roles in the dramatization. They showed lots of courage and good spirit in front of the whole school!  Way to go Westminster!


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