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The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin

from Actors Company

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The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin. Printer, Scientist, Inventor, Author, Ambassador, Postmaster, Philanthropist, Patriot: Benjamin Franklin has even been called "the First American".  In this original, interactive one-man show, one of the world's greatest statesmen and authors weaves together history, civics, science, and humor by recounting the story of his life.  Dr. Franklin discusses his challenging youth in Boston, his days as a printer and writer in Philadelphia, and his adventures as an inventor, philanthropist, diplomat, and hero of the American Revolution. Includes safe, participatory, fascinating re-creations of Franklin’s experiments, making this show particularly relevant to both STE and HSS curriculum, and of course, character development. Adaptable from K - 12, as well as for adult, family, and mixed age groups. 

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Cost

Point to Point: $210.00
Point to Point Premium: $190.00


Title 1 Schools may request a $20 discount off the Regular Price of $210. DIscount also available per site when requesting a program for multiple sites to tune in simultaneously. Please inquire at theactorscompany1@gmail.com . Thank you!

Length

45 minutes - 1 hour (adaptable to your scheduling needs)


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners Seniors Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

100


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Sciences, Character Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Leadership


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Unless cancelled due to official emergency (e.g., school closed due to weather emergency), cancellation must be received in writing by The Actors Company at least 2 weeks in advance of scheduled program, to avoid fees for late cancellations. Those who cancel within 2 weeks, and do NOT re-book program (subject to $20 re-booking fee) will still be responsible for full program fee.. Please contact us with any questions.

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Actors Company

Waltham, MA
United States

The Actors Company offers original, engaging, historical and literary character-based shows. Our highly interactive programs support educational objectives in ELA, HSS & STE in schools, as well as life-long learning goals in community settings. Shows are presented in period costume, and adaptable to specific curricular, developmental, and scheduling needs. The Actors Company
also offers professional development workshops for performing artists. 


TAC was founded by J.T. Turner (SAG-AFTRA, AEA), an award-winning professional writer, actor, director, and educator, and is managed by Marci Diamond, M.P.A. (SAG-AFTRA, AEA), also a professional teaching artist/performer. They have extensive experience working with schools, universities, senior communities, theaters, museums, filmmakers, universities, corporate and government clients, and non-profits. 

Contact:
The Actors Company
theactorscompany1@gmail.com
781-710-3314

Program Details

Format

1. Benjamin Franklin greets participants and tells engaging stories from his colorful life.
2. Dr. Franklin shares several of his writings, inventions and experiments.
3. Dr. Franklin discusses his role in the American Revolution and shares copies of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Students read the Preamble.
4. Question and answer time with Dr. Franklin.

Objectives

Participants will:

1. Be inspired to apply Benjamin Franklin's examples of curiosity, ingenuity, perseverance, and scientific methods in addressing problems and challenges they face.

2. Develop an appreciation for the necessity and power of the written word, and of diplomacy, cross-cultural respect, and civic engagement.

3. Engage in discussion about the most important founding events and documents of the United States with "the man who was there".