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The Ghost Net: An Environmental Musical of the Sea (K – 5)

Last changed: 08/16/2021 4:38pm
K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Theater English Science
Grade Level Program Alignment
1 120 min
Pre-performance workshops with individual or combined classrooms in one or more grade level, culminating in same-day performance. NOTE: If allowed, we encourage more than one grade level participating in both the pre-performance workshop and performance!
Combo In-School Performance & In-School Workshop Workshop/ Performance
All year In-School,
$10 100
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Artist will provide scenery, props, masks, costumes, sound system.

*Additionally, if the teacher chooses to have the children make masks in advance of the performance (to be utilized in the show) artist will provide simple mask patterns for the children to use in advance to make masks with art or classroom teacher. The masks are used in rehearsals and when acting during the performance.

OPTIONAL: Mask patterns are sent (in advance ) for masks to be made in advance of artist’s visit for the children to use in the workshop and performance.
names of teachers
and how many students in each class participating

any specials or lunch times we need to work around to schedule pre-show workshop and performance!
Two tables on cleared stage, space (a different cleared classroom or larger space to work in), a table in lobby area for our freestanding display, stairs/risers/gym mats on floor, centered, in front of stage for optional access to stage, stage lights in working order (brief meeting with someone who knows how to work them), and cart to carry heavy props and speakers.
I can act as a character in a story! I can portray this character using my voice and my body.I can act out different characters through the use of masks or or by my own facial expressions, my voice quality and through body movements.I can see the negative impact that pollution is having on our oceans and sea creatures. I can make a positive action by recycling! I can see how humans must start caring about our environment.
Sea Magic: (The Ghost Net): An Environmental Musical of the Sea was developed in cooperation with environmentalists dedicated to protecting marine wildlife and has received rave reviews worldwide since it’s premiere in 1990. Humor and music abound in this timeless story of a brave young girl’s fantastic voyage into the sea where she befriends sea animals, encounters manmade hazards and helps the creatures battle the perils of pollution. Plunge into oceans of fun and fantasy, where you’ll meet mermaids, dolphins, sea stars, giant squids and dangerous drift nets. Prior to the show, each actor will conduct pre-performance theater/ science workshops with the individual classes oriented differently for each grade level, who will then participate in the show. Mask patterns will be provided in advance for art or classroom teachers to guide students in making their own mask and/or prop. (mask component is optional)This original play addresses the need for recycling and nature conservancy. The effects of Global warming is addressed as well. By learning & acting together, we believe that together we can help this planet to become greener and make a difference!
A ten minute phone meeting is required . This initial phone contact is KEY to understanding our participatory process and custom design the days schedule TOGETHER. In this conversation we will learn about your schools' specific needs and jointly work out the schedule for both pre-performance workshops and the same day performance.We will follow through with a detailed email outlining simple steps in our participatory process. ( KEY: Filling out our list we provide for you with columns of names of teachers, how many students in each class and grade level) and any lunch, recess or specials that we need to program around. Once we have this school information sheet filled out, we then come up with a tentative workshop/ performance schedule which we send to you for your approval. Once approved, we send by snail mail or email (whichever you prefer!) the mask patterns and simple study guide. Masks are made by students with art or classroom teacher in advance of our visit and brought to both the workshop and performance. The mask making is optional and the show can be done without workshops and students pre-making masks and still be very effective!
We encourage teachers, administrative staff and parents to participate and join in on this fun, educational program, both during workshops and the performance. The children enjoy seeing their teachers up on stage with them. Teachers and parents are a great help if they play along in the scene with the students. No prior theatrical experience needed! Adults can help by either being in the scenes, or by handing out masks/props at the beginning of workshops/performance. We have a box of tropical fish stick puppets that can be passed out to teachers and parents to add our ocean community. There is no limit to caregivers' participation, the more the merrier!

Grade K

Grade K: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details: #2: With prompting and support, retell familiar
stories, including key details.
Grade K: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Animals, Plants, and Their Environment: K-ESS3-3. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living thing. DCI: Things that people do to live comfortably can affect the world around them. But they can make choices that reduce their impacts on the land, water, air, and other living things.
Grade K: Theater: Responding: Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.a. With prompting
and support,
actively engage with
others in dramatic
play or a guided
drama experience
((e.g., process
drama, story drama,
creative drama).

Grade 1

Grade1: Structure, Function, and Information Processing: 1-LS1-2: Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. DCI: Adult plants and animals can have young. In many kinds of animals, parents and the offspring themselves engage in behaviors that help the offspring to survive.
Grade 1: Theater: Performing: Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
a. With prompting
and support, use
movement and
gestures to
communicate
emotions in a
guided drama
experience (e.g.,
process drama,
story drama,
creative drama).

Grade 2

Grade 2: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Grade 2: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: 2-LS4-1: Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. DCI: There are many different kinds of living things in any area, and they exist in different places on land and in water.
Grade 2: Theater: Performing:Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
b. Alter voice and
body to expand and
articulate nuances
of a character in a
guided drama
experience (e.g.,
(e.g., process
drama, story drama,
creative drama).

Grade 3

Grade 3: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Grade3.Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: 3-LS4-3: Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. DCI: For any particular environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
Grade 3: Theater: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
b. Alter voice and
body to expand and
articulate nuances
of a character in a
guided drama
experience (e.g.,
(e.g., process
drama, story drama,
creative drama)

Grade 4

Grade 4: Reading Standards for Literature: Craft and Structure #5: Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g. Casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
Grade 4: Structure, Function, and Information Processing: 4-LS1-1: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. DCI: Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.
Grade 4: Theater: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
b. Make physical
choices to develop a
character in a
drama/theatre
work

Grade 5

Grade 5: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Grade 5: Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems: 5-LS1-1. Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water. DCI: The food of almost any kind of animal can be traced back to plants. Organisms are related in food webs in which some animals eat plants for food and other animals eat the animals that eat plants. Some organisms, such as fungi and bacteria, break down dead organisms (both plants or plants parts and animals) and therefore operate as “decomposers.” Decomposition eventually restores (recycles) some materials back to the soil. Organisms can survive only in environments in which their particular needs are met. A healthy ecosystem is one in which multiple species of different types are each able to meet their needs in a relatively stable web of life. Newly introduced species can damage the balance of an ecosystem.
Grade 5: Theater: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
b. Use physical
choices to create
meaning in a
drama/theatre
work.