ERIC Number: ED342909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
ENCORE. The Next Step by the Improvisation Theatre Group!
Susquehanna County Volunteer Literacy Council, Inc., Montrose, PA.
A proven, successful adult basic literacy improvisation theater project was expanded through development of videotapes. Because rural Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, consists solely of a number of small towns, traveling great distances to do presentations made outreach difficult. Project staff conducted the following activities: purchased a video monitor, recruited additional improv players, outlined additional skits that were given to players, scheduled presentations and public exposure to previously unavailable groups, streamlined evaluation methods, and kept records and scrapbook. Sixteen performances were arranged during fiscal year 1990-91; four other performances were produced for such groups as council members and Friends of Literacy. A total of 2,729 people were reached through the 16 performances. Other literacy providers requested copies of the tape. Evaluation included recording feedback during question and answer periods at each performance and questionnaires distributed at the end of each performance. All audiences were found to be more receptive to skits rather than to slides or a verbal presentation. (A program and the questionnaire are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Susquehanna County Volunteer Literacy Council, Inc., Montrose, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania