Virtual Residencies for Classrooms 1st - 12th Now through May 31, 2021
Let us be a virtual, synchronous guest to inspire your classroom or micro-school group!
REACHING THE WRITE MINDS is a playwriting workshop available throughout the school year to high schools and middle schools.
The workshop is available for grades 7-12 through live virtual sessions whether the class is in-person, virtual, or both!
Three 60-minute (approx.) sessions arranged to suit your schedule
$200 per classroom sized group (Maximum of 20 students)
Note: A teacher is required to be present throughout the seminar.
"I had the honor of bringing actor Hollis Wilhoit and The Coterie's Electric Poe Immersion workshop into my hybrid classroom. The three day experience covered a vast amount of significant material. An actor's perspective of workshopping and performing a solo piece of theatre adapted from 3rd person literature - many topics for discussion within that. Great for students to see how many ways imagery and theatrical effects can be interpreted and support text. It's an opportunity for students to write and create themselves! Along the way, Hollis' questions, sharing and feedback was exceptional. I highly recommend this workshop for grades 8-12."
- Tracy Terstreip-Herber, Performing Arts Chair at Pembroke Hill
"I loved so much about the Reader’s Theatre program that we participated in. The warm ups were always fun and engaging. The progression from casting, reading through, and then blocking kept our daily activities fresh and brought out something new each day. Even my shyest student came out of her shell during this activity. The program was flexible and met our needs with materials/technology. My students looked forward to seeing Amanda every single morning!"
- Jayme Keyser, 4th grade teacher at KIPP Endeavour Academy
“The Coterie Theatre’s virtual immersion, Electric Poe, was absolutely wonderful! Our teacher for the three day event, Hollis Wilhoit, was able to engage students who were working both in class and remotely at the same time, while covering specific Language Arts standards we had asked him to address. ... The students loved working with Hollis and put forth a ton of creative effort to complete something they hoped he would enjoy reading. Hollis validated students’ ideas, while also pushing them to think outside the box, and they all appreciated the helpful feedback he provided throughout the event. I would highly encourage teachers to take advantage of this wonderful virtual field trip. Despite the frustrations of our current learning model, all of my students genuinely looked forward to this fun change of pace each day!”
- Megan Komp, 8th grade ELA, Summit Trail Middle School