Drama

The drama program at Bailey’s is focused on arts integration. Classroom teachers will have the opportunity to work with Drama Resource Teacher Tom Stamp to create integrated projects based on the needs of their class. The projects will focus on both drama standards and the standards of the integrated subject. Third, fourth, and fifth-grade students will also attend a weekly drama workshop in either the fall or spring semester. These weekly workshops are held in the Black Box Theatre and focus on three main components:

Improvisation

Improv encourages students to interact with each other and create meaningful and engaging texts while developing skills in listening, following directions, oral communication, team building, empathy, critical and creative problem solving, and self-confidence.

Storytelling

Storytelling is a great way to strengthen the imagination, motivate reluctant readers, and build classroom community. Students will learn about story elements, character development, theme, and performance technique.

Performance

Students will explore all aspects of creating a performance including writing and script development, acting skills and techniques, and stage craft.

Bailey’s Imagine Theatre Company (BITCO)

Students explore drama concepts and acting technique. This eight-week workshop culminates in four performances. For 4th and 5th graders. Limit: 20 students

  • Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 to 5
  • Instructor: Tom Stamp
  • If you are interested in learning more about the Drama program at Bailey’s, please contact the Drama Resource Teacher, Tom Stamp, at thomas.stamp@fcps.edu, or call the Drama office at 703-575-6815.