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Dallas Children's Theater

Curtains Up on Reading: Mythology, Ancient Civilization, and Heroes – Line

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During School Day
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th


CURTAINS UP ON READING RESIDENCY: A Multi-Sensory Unit of Study. By linking line to the study of mythical and historical heroes, students begin to connect with time (past, present, and future), story (literary, plot), and chronology (beginning, middle, and end). The concept of line heightens their understanding of fantasy and reality, history, writing, geography and other skills when multi-sensory learning is applied. Students can learn how Greek, Norse, African, and Hispanic mythologies transcend into modern day civilization. DCT has developed and perfected this unique curriculum and creative teaching approach over several years.

Students Will

  • Act out stories and literature of Mythology and Ancient Civilizations through this innovative multi-sensory approach.
  • Work with a professional theater artist to take ownership of classroom lessons and be excited about learning.
  • Plays from Mythology by L.E. McCullough ISBN #1-57525-110-8


Dates: August 2013- May 2014
Times: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Duration: Minimum 5 class meetings of approx. 45 minutes
School Fee: $50 per class visit ($250 for 5 visits)
Minimum Attendance: 10
Maximum Attendance: 30
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Artists work in a classroom often with desks cleared to the side. If possible, a stage is a great meeting location.
Other Information: Residencies should be booked at least one month in advance.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: To book weekday matinees go to or email [email protected] or [email protected] or call 214-978-0120 - For weekend performances or additional information call Dallas Children's Theater box office at (214) 978-0110 To book residencies or after school programs call 214-978-0110.
Deadline: Residencies are booked as far in advance as possible - At least one month’s lead time is necessary.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: For shows: no refunds once tickets are reserved, deposit paid, or Voucher # issued. In the case of inclement weather Dallas Children's Theater does not cancel performances unless DISD has closed. For After School or During School programs- In cases of inclement weather, DCT will make every attempt to reschedule a make-up class, but if the class cannot be rescheduled the school will be expected to pay for the full program.
After School Policy: After School Policy: The school provides: a physical space large and quiet enough to allow the group to work comfortably and without interruption; at least one staff member on site during the drama class session; distribution of enrollment forms; and a contact person.

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