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Orlando Shakes

Orlando Shakes

Mission Statement

To enrich our community with engaging professional theater, inspiring educational experiences, and thought-provoking new plays.

Vision Statement

To create theater of extraordinary quality that encourages the actor/audience relationship, embraces the passionate use of language, and

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Books Alive!


Program Description

During this interactive workshop, Orlando Shakes’ Teaching Artists help your students bring a book to life, be it Magic Tree House, Miss Nelson Is Missing, Interstellar Cinderella, or any favorite children’s story. Students are introduced to the theater artist roles of director, stage  manager, and actor. Through interactive games and theater exercises, students explore the story’s


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Workshops & Classes
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Multi-discipline, Theatre
Subject: Fine Arts: Theatre, Language Arts
Population Served Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Available Mondays-Fridays.  Please coordinate dates with Jennifer Paxton, Education Coordinator. 407-447-1700 ext. 254

Available times:

Please coordinate times with Jennifer Paxton, Education Coordinator. 407-447-1700 ext. 254

Space / technical requirements:

Live:  Classroom with space in the front of the room, White Board, Dry Erase Markers


In School

Fees / Ticketing:



Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provide Lesson Plans: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Instructors receive annual professional development training: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Standards are customized for every classroom visit: Yes


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Cancellation Policy

If a workshop needs to be cancelled or rescheduled, the school must contact Jennifer Paxton SEVEN days before the workshop is to take place. After this time no refunds or changes to the schedule can be made.