INTO THE CLASSROOM WITH IMAGO
Valuing education and community
Creating community is at the heart of Imago Theatre`s mandate. As a company that produces socially relevant and political work, having a relationship with teachers and students is of great importance to us.
Through our programs such as ARTISTA, a youth mentorship program connecting young women to mentors through theatre practices, and our Pay-What-You-Decide policy for our main stage shows, we at Imago are dedicated to get the art out and invite the conversations in.
The staff at Imago Theatre is made up of theatre practitioners. We are performers, directors, writers, visual artists, and educators.
Creating active partnerships with schools is one of our priorities. We stand by the belief that theatre should be part of the education system in order to inspire dialogue about the changing nature of our times.
Partnering with Imago Theatre
How can we make this easy for you?
We know how hard educators work, therefore we want to help with the load. Depending on the needs of your classroom, we present a variety of options to facilitate this partnership.
In-class encounters with Imago Artists
We are open and eager to take part in discussions with teachers and students on a variety of areas of interest:
The Art How to approach story, performance, direction, and design.
The Project Based on an upcoming Imago show; why this story was chosen, what are the themes and the process of bringing this story to life.
The Industry A discussion on the essentials needed in the industry; from how to approach an audition to what it takes to produce a show.
Support Materials A comprehensive portfolio complete with research materials – links, articles, books, and images – used by the creative team as key resources for the production, as well a visit from Imago`s Artistic Director, Micheline Chevrier, accompanied by the artists involved in the project (content of the discussion to be determined in consultation with the educator).
“I am determined to be seen.”
Persephone Bound, a contemporary adaptation of the Greek Myth of Persephone, is a play that uses stunning poetry, percussion and aerial circus work to tell the story of a young woman’s courage and pain as she navigates the complexities of speaking out about surviving sexual assault.
If you have any concerns about the content in our shows please email us and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Every performance will be followed by a talkback with the cast, director, and a guest speaker.
A personalized pre-show discussion is available for groups upon request.
A personalized post-show visit to your classroom with the artists involved in the production upon request.
A production portfolio for teachers and students that includes material that acts as a jumping off point for class discussions, exercises, essays and projects.
Group tickets can be reserved with Imago Theatre.
For Persephone Bound tickets are 18$ including taxes. Our Pay-What-You-Decide policy is also available at the door 15 minutes before the performance.
*Buying in advance reserves you the seats of your choice.
For more information please get in touch with Cristina at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 514-274-3222.