(Out)Laws & Justice - 2007
Funded in March, 2007: $30000 for 1 years
Dana funding enabled (Out)Laws & Justice to offer 60 hours of Professional Training for theatre-teaching artists and classroom teachers. The training built upon the existing theatre, history and language arts curriculum in schools and was combined with a yearlong in-school residency. The training workshops incorporated drama pedagogy based on recent neuroscience research findings on learning and emotional/social intelligence. During the residency, teams comprised of the teaching theatre artist and classroom teacher guided eighth grade students to create dramas based on what they learn about the American frontier and what they know about life on the urban frontier. Concurrent with the residency was continued training and evaluation of the program.