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What We Do


IN MADAGASCAR   |   IN THE US


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United States

In the United States, Zara Aina brings its signature creative storytelling model to American schools, recreation centers, shelters, and community-based organizations who have expressed an interest in using our theater workshops to strengthen important educational and social skills.

Zara Aina’s U.S. outreach began in earnest in the spring of 2016, with two workshops in Win (Women in Need) homeless shelters in NYC. Over the course of the 2016-2017 school year, Zara Aina took 10 outreach trips to schools, shelters, and other community organizations as near as NYC and as far as Camden, Alabama.

Through Participating in Zara Aina’s Workshops, Students will be able to:

THINK CREATIVELY AND IMPLEMENT NEW IDEAS
By improvising from their own imaginations and drawing from source material, students will be able to create a variety of characters.

WORK CREATIVELY WITH OTHERS
Students will contribute positively and responsibly to ensemble efforts and demonstrate an ability to collaborate with others. Students will understand theater as a shared communal experience between the actor and the audience.

REASON EFFECTIVELY
Through reflection and analysis, students will respond and critique their work and the work of others in a respectful way.

COMMUNICATE CLEARLY
Students will use the body and voice to express emotion and communicate clear character choices.

MAKE JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS
Students will receive, respond and incorporate direction.

USE SYSTEMS THINKING
Students will sustain focus, concentration and a commitment to solving problems.

FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS
When working in the imaginary world, if you can dream it, you can do it!
In Madagascar, Zara Aina’s pedagogy is put into practice through our three-year curriculum.
In the U.S., three different workshops are offered, corresponding to the three years of the curriculum

 

Interested in a Zara Aina Workshop?

We want to design an exciting workshop experience specifically tailored to you and your needs!
Contact Education Director Justin Cimino at justin@zaraaina.org for more information and pricing.