Education

What's playing? 

​Audiences will find themselves transported onto Prospero's wild, whimsical, enchanted island during the course of this immersive production. Participants will have the opportunity to experience unique, self-driven interactions in a choose-your-own-adventure format. This experience allows the audience to engage fully with the text and characters, as well some of the darker themes that drive the story, at their own pace and in their own way.

Come see it...
Saturday January 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Saturday January 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Runtime: 60 minutes.

Please be advised that the space and show is unfortunately not ADA accessible at this time.

There is no seating for this show, a coat check with limited bag storage will be available.


New York Foundling - Hurricane Relief.

The Tempest is a story about aftermath of a magical storm on a fictional island. EMIT now humbly asks you to please turn your eyes to the very real island of #PuertoRico and help change the story of the aftermath of #HurricaneMaria.

EMIT has had the privilege of partnering with The New York Foundling for the past two productions. This summer we created an accessible interactive production of A Midsummer Night's Dream for individuals in their Day Habilitation program. Their office is our creative home for rehearsals for this production of The Tempest. The New York Foundling has over 42 locations bringing services to communities in need in Puerto Rico. They were greatly impacted by Hurricane Maria.

The New York Foundling now needs our help to be able to change the narrative. $10 of every Hurricane Maria Relief Ticket purchased will go directly to the The New York Foundling's recovery fund.

We strongly encourage our community to purchase these tickets!
Our goal is to raise $1,000 for The New York Foundling's Puerto Rico Relief Fund.
To learn more about the work they do and to make a donation please visit:

https://www.nyfoundling.org/puertoricorelief/

Tickets
However, we also recognize that schools often have time and space restraints, and so we offer a variety of packages that can be tailored to fit your needs.

HOW IT WORKS

Our suggested approach

Our evidence suggests that our three part, scaffolded approach dramatically increases text comprehension. In this approach, we visit your school, and during the course of the day, we present:

          a pre-show workshop 

          a 1 hour immersive production

          a talk-back session




We are willing to work with a variety of budgets and time frames. To request a quote, or further information about scheduling, please contact us!

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EDUCATION

Curriculum and Materials
Rationale
​Workshops/Talkback
   
The founders of EMIT theatre are strong proponents of STEAM curriculum off and on the stage. EMIT is committed to an evidence based practice when it comes to our productions.  Currently we are researching the impact of experiential learning and immersive theatre on Shakespeare comprehension in students. Our current research has shown that 97.8% of our students leaving an immersive experience describe themselves as having a clearer knowledge of the text, as opposed to the 88.2% in our control group, who only engaged in our standard production. The research was awarded the Edward W. Sttit Memorial  Fund grant for demonstrating excellence in research in an educational field in 2016. A publication of our findings is coming soon!
   
At EMIT, we work to provide the best possible immersive classroom experience. We've created an evidence-based, scaffolding approach to our material. That's why we provide you a packet of tools to use in your classroom before we arrive, including comprehensive multi-media immersion into the classical text. This includes social media accounts for character studies, as well as curriculum guides, all of which can be tailored to your needs.
EMIT's pre-show workshops aim to give students both hands-on experience and greater context with the content of our productions. Each workshop is crafted to the specific needs of the group through a theatrical lens. This includes both the educational goals of the teacher and also of the school.


Our talk-back sessions give our audiences the opportunity to speak individually with our actors and director about the experience of the play. Our talk-back sessions are focused around the goals of the educators, and help to assimilate page-to-stage understanding.