#6 Living Newspaper

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.