Contact: Alisa Wolf LAUSD Vendor
Phone: 818-705-1600 Fax: 818-654-7176
Level: __X__ Elementary __X__ Middle __X__ High
Artform: _____Dance ______Music __X__Theatre
_____Visual Arts ______MultiArts
Description of Network Partner: Actors for Autism is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement training and education of children. We teach children WITH and WITHOUT disabilities. We have a long track record of creating amazing showcases and performances. Alisa Wolf has been in the industry since the age of five and has recruited only the best instructors in the industry who have a diverse background. Our celebrity advisory board consists of experts in their field. They include: Joe Mantegna (Joan of Arcadia), John Scheider (Smallville), John Landis (Blues Brothers), Bobby Moresco (CRASH), Greg Evigan (Desperate Housewives) and Dave Clark (K-CAL NEWS).
Description of Arts Learning Plan: The program starts with an exciting pre-field trip to Actors for Autism theatre. Students and teachers will have an opportunity to tour our facility and perform on our stage! This is followed by workshops in your school which is based on the four basic domains of learning: Cognitive, Sensory, Psychomotor and Affective. It also incorporates VAPA and English-Language Arts Content Standards. Teachers also get to attend an incredibly motivating professional development at Actors for Autism theatre on a selected Saturday, and are paid a training rate for their participation.
Instructional: After the students and teachers have experienced our theatre, our expert instructors will conduct theatre workshops in your school. Students learn the fundamentals of acting and acting for the camera. In the post-field trip workshop the general content of the program is summarized and there is a performance by the students. instructional time is motivating, educational and most of all EXCITING for your students!
Performance/Exhibition/Demonstration: We begin by engaging students with activities that spark their creativity! We incorporate monologues, performances and scenes which have educational and historical value in many different genres.
Professional Development: Actors for Autism will offer LAUSD teachers training and pay participating teachers so that they can have fun on stage while they learn. These 2-hour workshops use elements of theatre and gives LAUSD teachers skills that they can utilize while working with the diverse population of students in LAUSD. Fun and exciting!
Collaborative Planning/Meetings: Actors for Autism will work with your school staff to schedule your program. We help coordinate and plan for your field trips to the Actors for Autism theatre. We customize each program by having staff fill out both a pre and post questionnaire so that we can ensure a successful experience!
Offsite/Field Trip: Students come to Actors for Autism facility (theatre). Please see description above. Two (2) buses at no cost to school.
Resources: Teachers are given a curriculum book that has improv games, warm-ups and character building exercises that follow the state standards. Many of these have been modified to work with a diverse population. In addition, handouts are given to all students with theatre resources.
Total cost per school: $3600.00 Total packages available: 1-5 per school
Buses required per school: (Provided by ACPN, no cost to school): Two(2)