FY21 SOMETHING GRIM(M) Virtual Workshop - 6 Activities - Dallas Theater Center
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Project Discovery Virtual Workshop: SOMETHING GRIM(M)

 

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SECTIONS (click to read)

About the Creator / Director
Grimm Stories
About the Show
Production Classroom
Activities
Themes
Stay Late
Storytelling

Photos by IMANI THOMAS

Activity 1


DEVISING
STORIES


“This story is my creation, inspired by a few
Grimm fairy tales, adapted into script form
by myself and the company of actors.
Also, it’s been increasingly rewarding
to think of theatre in this way.
To bring life to stationary objects.
To design and then depend
on structures to come alive
and tell a story.”


– Tiffany Nichole Greene, Creator/Director

The immersive performance includes aspects of Grimm fairy tales like The Pink, The Singing Bone and Clever Gretel.  The director and acting ensemble brought together these stories and devised an experience that included audio, film and written forms of engagement for the audience to interact with. 

With a group of classmates, go through some of the Grimm fairy tales listed here and choose two stories. Find the themes and character types in the story and recreate a short play that takes place today in the present with similar themes, storyline and character types. See what you come with. 

Activity 2


UNPACKING
MEANING


“Grimm’s fairy tales peep into
humanity’s darkest corners
and expose the sides of us we try to hide
or pretend doesn’t exist. Few are bold enough
to go there the way the Grimms do.
The lessons they teach are rarely attacked
from such an angle. Most people
don’t want to admit how horrible we can be
to one another. But we can’t change something
we’re not willing to admit exists.”

– Tiffany Nichole Greene, Creator/Director

Read the following stories in class and discuss the moral dilemmas and lessons that the characters go through. What moral lessons should we learn in the end?

Read

The Water of Life

The Old Man Made Young Again

The Moon

The Six Servants

 

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SECTIONS (click to read)

About the Creator / Director
Grimm Stories
About the Show
Production Classroom
Activities
Themes
Stay Late
Storytelling

Photos by IMANI THOMAS

Activity 1


DEVISING
STORIES


“This story is my creation, inspired by a few
Grimm fairy tales, adapted into script form
by myself and the company of actors.
Also, it’s been increasingly rewarding
to think of theatre in this way.
To bring life to stationary objects.
To design and then depend
on structures to come alive
and tell a story.”


– Tiffany Nichole Greene, Creator/Director

The immersive performance includes aspects of Grimm fairy tales like The Pink, The Singing Bone and Clever Gretel.  The director and acting ensemble brought together these stories and devised an experience that included audio, film and written forms of engagement for the audience to interact with. 

With a group of classmates, go through some of the Grimm fairy tales listed here and choose two stories. Find the themes and character types in the story and recreate a short play that takes place today in the present with similar themes, storyline and character types. See what you come with. 

Activity 2


UNPACKING
MEANING


“Grimm’s fairy tales peep into
humanity’s darkest corners
and expose the sides of us we try to hide
or pretend doesn’t exist. Few are bold enough
to go there the way the Grimms do.
The lessons they teach are rarely attacked
from such an angle. Most people
don’t want to admit how horrible we can be
to one another. But we can’t change something
we’re not willing to admit exists.”

– Tiffany Nichole Greene, Creator/Director

Read the following stories in class and discuss the moral dilemmas and lessons that the characters go through. What moral lessons should we learn in the end?

Read

The Water of Life

The Old Man Made Young Again

The Moon

The Six Servants