Project Spotlight, IlluminArt's newest leadership program, combines our Write-A-Play curriculum, while placing emphasis on "spotlighting" important social issues that need to be addressed within a specific school's community.
By providing students with a modality for self - expression, IlluminArt's Teaching Artists work collaboratively with school administrators, teachers and support staff to help students express themselves through the art of playwriting.
Within Project Spotlight, students learn the following:
In addition, Teaching Artists model peer leadership techniques with program participants. This provides these students the ability to build upon their performances and become leaders within their schools.
Topics currently being explored with IlluminArt's Project Spotlight program are: Respect, Anger Management, Increasing Self Esteem, and Cultural Diversity
In keeping with IlluminArt’s mission to educate and enlighten, participant's plays are performed for the entire student body at each school, followed by intimate classroom talk-back sessions, where Teaching Artist's help students emotionally process themes presented in each performance.
For more information about brining Project Spotlight to your school - Contact Executive Director, Arlene Sorkin, Arlene.email@example.com
IS 61 Students Perform Project Spotlight: RESPECT
IS 61 students had their first performance of Project Spotlight: Respect by 6th grade drama students. Selected students led talk backs in each of the 4 classrooms that saw the original plays about respect and conflict resolution. Another 8 classes will be seeing the plays followed by talks backs. All 12 classrooms will be visited again by peer educators and IlluminArt Teaching Artists for further discussion.