Eleanor Crowder

Eleanor Crowder is an award-winning actor, playwright and director. She brings real props and real-life questions which lead to rich inquiry, lighting up the classroom with story, improvisation and script.

Curriculum Links

Acting skills: voice warm-ups, iambic pentameter, rhetoric, physical acting, role-playing, use of heightened language. Language Arts: imagery and levels of language, explore Shakespearean language and characters, plot composition and narrative arcs; integrate writing with the dramatic arts; make meaningful connections between themselves, what they encounter in texts, and the world around them.

Additional Information


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New Artist
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Program Type
Residency
Residency
Performance
Performance
Workshop
Workshop
Senior
Seniors
Language
English
French
French Immersion

SMILE - (performed by Eleanor Crowder, Katherine Grier and David da Costa)

Residency Performance English Seniors

Songs from the sunny side of life bring a smile and a tune to the lips of your audience. Kate and Eleanor set favourites from a lifetime of songs and stories to David’s guitar stylings. You're invited to listen, tap your toes or sing along.  Join us for an hour of delight,designed to prompt your own stories.(Follow the show with a workshop to explore your clients’ personal story-telling.)

Participants:
Seniors
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
1 hour $460 + HST
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Secret Shakespeare

New Program Residency Workshop English

Unlock Shakespeare's text as an actor. Use the patterns he writes into the text to understand and embody the jokes, the characters, the play of the texts. Younger grades will work with plot lines and commedia characters as a key to understand a play; older students will work with personal texts. They may also work from memorised lines for a deeper level of work.

Participants:
Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
Half day: one 2 hour session $295 + HST
Full day: two 2 hour sessions $395 + HST
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My Life, My Story

Residency Workshop English

Students will explore the elements of drama to create short performances from their own experiences. Students will gain better self-presentation skills, a stronger sense of narrative, and reflect on how telling their own stories presents them to the wider world. They will explore questions such as: what high points will they share? What struggles absorb them? How do they view the global picture? Students will express themselves through movement, dialogue, music and sound, and may create videos using their own devices.

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
Half day: one 2 hour session $295 + HST
Full day: two 2 hour sessions $395 + HST
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Life Story

New Program Residency Performance English Seniors

Using the participants' own experiences, they will perform A Day in the Life, of their group, of their neighbourhood, of their family. Performances include everyone present, and can be created in one visit, or over several sessions.

Participants:
Seniors
Maximum:
12-18
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
One 1 hour workshop $240 + HST
Half day: Two 1 hour workshops $280 + HST
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Groove - Songs and Stories for a Saturday Night Performed by Eleanor Crowder, Katherine Grier and David da Costa.

Residency Performance English Seniors

Songs and Stories for a  Saturday  Night celebrates the tug and humour of romance, teen to senior. Join us for an hour of music to stir hearts and set toes tapping, and for some laughs at our expense along the way. David's guitar carries us onto the dance floor, out to the moon and back. 

Participants:
Seniors
Maximum:
12-18
Discipline:
Music, Drama
Time and Price:
One performance: 1 hour - $460 + HST
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