TIGER Educational Theatre Group Premieres Production on Sustainability

October 1st, 2009 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Children in grades four through six at the Captain Samuel Douglass Academy in Brookline will get some lessons on sustainability October 16 when Plymouth State University’s educational theatre troupe, TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility), premiere’s their newest undertaking, Green TIGERRRR!

TIGER productions use children’s own words, achieved through classroom writing prompt exercises, to create topical productions that help students solve social problems. The ensemble now has six shows in its repertoire.

TIGER is a collaboration between the graduate programs in integrated arts and counselor education at Plymouth State University. It was designed to create a forum in which different social issues can be explored. A new topic is chosen every two years.

Green TIGERRRRR! arose from collaboration between the troupe and the Captain Samuel Douglass Academy in Brookline. The anonymous writings of the school’s students were used to create a fast-paced musical theatre performance to teach the children practical, positive environmental actions they can take in their home, school and community.

Each concept is taught and reinforced through lively scenes, songs and dances that resonate with the young students and help them understand and want to act on these important environmental issues.

The project is funded in part by a grant to the academy from Xilinx Corporation in San Jose, Calif.

In the tradition of Plymouth State University‘s award winning Educational Theatre Collaborative, TIGER offers the very best in theatre for young audiences. TIGER seeks to transform feelings, thoughts and behavior to help both children and adults envision and understand their own power in resolving the many social issues challenging students in our schools today.

Information about booking a TIGER show and/or workshop is available from TIGER tour manager Pam Irish at (603) 535-2647 or by e-mail to tiger-psu@plymouth.edu.

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