The Thrill of Live Theater…In Your Classroom

Why Live-Stream Theater To Your Classroom?

Because experiencing live theater has HUGE benefits for students:

Ophelia, Bedlam's Hamlet Live

Andrus Nichols and Tom O’Keefe in Bedlams Hamlet, Streamed Live to NYC Schools

What we determined from this research is that seeing live theater produced positive effects that reading a play or watching a movie of the play does not produce,” said Jay Greene, professor of education reform. “Plays are meant to be seen performed live. You can’t always take your kids to a play but if you can, you should. The story can be conveyed in a movie, but it doesn’t engage the viewer in the same way. – ScienceDaily

 

 

So why live-stream theater to your classroom?

No busses, no subways, no transportation hassles or costs… always a plus, but even more importantly:

  • Live -streamed theater as done via VATV (multiple cameras, designed for the internet) is Fun, Exciting and Deeply Engaging

The thrill of live theatre, the feeling of being a part of it and yet I’m miles away…amazing. Carolyn B

You can actually hear her breathing!… Wow. Like a front row seat. – @cyncooperwrt

  • Being part of live in real-time experience makes kids feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves
  • You can excite your students with the technology they are already using and love
  • You can connect your students more deeply to the work via live talkbacks and  Common Core Standards for the Arts

 

Huis Clos or No Exit, performed in french, and live-streamed with english subtitles.

Huis Clos or No Exit, performed in french, and live-streamed with english subtitles.