#6 Living Newspaper

Lily Junker supervises curriculum and instruction for McCarter Theater’s After School programs, Summer Camp classes, and In-School residencies. Prior to joining McCarter in 2013, Lily spent two years at Asolo Repertory Theatre, where she worked as a teaching artist for the award-winning Kaleidoscope program for students and adults with disabilities, developed and directed original documentary theatre pieces with the Sarasota and Bradenton communities, and served as interim Education & Outreach Director.

January 23, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lily Junker, McCarter Theater

In this seminar we will learn about the Living Newspaper theater project of the 1930s, in which newspaper articles were turned into plays. Based on a historical moment, we will create original scripts that share the information of a published article in a compelling way. Learning goals for your students include media literacy, elements of dramatic structure, creating dialogue, and building an argument.  The Living Newspaper format can focus on a number of thematic or content areas including English, the sciences, history or social studies.