The 2018 Literacy Unbound Summer Institute begins today! We welcome this year's cohort of players, comprised of teachers & students, to the Smith Learning Theater at Teachers College - an experimental, interactive space that will also be the site of this year's culminating performance.
Our unique Summer Institute is an intensive course for passionate and curious teachers and high school students to come together in creative collaboration as “players” to perform responses to literature through writing, reading, image, and sound. Our process guides our mixed-age team to develop compelling original content through the co-creation of a multimedia production inspired by a shared text. With the help of guest teaching artists, the players step into the text at hand through improvisational sound and movement, experimental layering of mode and medium, the interplay between physical and digital space, and the remixing of text on text.
This year, the program will bring together a small company of teachers and high school students to create an original multimodal performance piece inspired by a reading of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. What will happen? Well, we don't exactly know yet. This year's company of players will begin crafting the performance today, and over the course of nine days, they'll hone their voices as performers and collaborate to generate an immersive, site-specific performance. Read more about the Literacy Unbound program here.