Actors Company

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The Actors Company's professional teaching artists offer original, engaging, historical and literary character-based shows, as well as customized workshops in theater topics and mindful & creative movement. 

Our highly interactive programs support educational objectives in ELA, HSS, STE, SEL, performing arts & physical literacy, in schools, as well as life-long learning goals in community settings. Our carefully researched historical & literary shows are presented in period costume, and all our programs are adaptable to specific curricular, developmental, and scheduling needs. 

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 (MPA, SAG-AFTRA, AEA), also a professional teaching artist/performer. Additional programming is provided by Marisa Diamond (BFA, SAG-AFTRA, AEA). 

All our teaching artists have extensive performance and teaching experience, both virtually and in-person, working with film and theater companies, universities, schools, senior communities, museums, universities, corporate and government clients, and non-profits. For more information: www.jtturner.org www.diamondcircus.com www.marisadiamond.com

2021-2022

2020-2021

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

 

Programs by Actors Company

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Adventures of Benjamin Franklin

Printer, Scientist, Author, Ambassador, Philanthropist, Patriot: Benjamin Franklin has been called "the First American".  In this interactive show, one of the world's greatest statesmen weaves history, civics, science, and humor, sharing stories...

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All About Shakespeare: "Will's World" or "Reading Shakespeare"

"Will's World, All About The Bard":  How does a glovemaker’s son, with little formal schooling, become the best-known playwright and poet in the world? Shakespeare shares his life story, while providing insight into his works and the world of...

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Charles Dickens: "A Christmas Carol"; "A Visit with Mr. Dickens"; or "Tea with Mrs. Dickens"

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol": Witness the classic tale of A Christmas Carol come beautifully to life, as award-winning actor J.T. Turner portrays Charles Dickens and every single character from the story in this one-man show. Charles...

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Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby

Award-winning actor, writer, and teaching artist J.T. Turner appears as F. Scott Fitzgerald to discuss the author's own life, times, and work, with specific focus on The Great Gatsby and its protagonist Jay Gatsby. Participants can be involved...

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John Muir: Father of The National Parks

John Muir: Father of The National Parks: JohnMuir (1838-1914) was a brilliant inventor who went through a life changing experience to become one of the world’s most recognized and impactful conservationists.  His writings have inspired millions to...

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Qigong, Tai Chi, Meditation, and Mindfulness

"Introduction to Qigong or Tai Chi": Participants are introduced to simple, gentle exercises of Qigong or TaiChi, mindful movement systems from China used around the world for thousands of years to calm mind and body. These simple movements can...

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Robert Frost, Light and Dark

Robert Frost, Light and Dark. Visit with American’s poet in his VT cabin, where he shares the stories of his life and work, along with some of his most popular poems, including Mending Wall, Birches, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Late Walk, Desert Places...

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Seasonal Specials: "Witch" Trials, "Sleepy Hollow," Traditional Ghost Stories, or "Poe"

Choose* from our haunting American literature & history focused programs:  a) WITNESS: Miller's The Crucible and the Salem "Witch" Trials, b) Traditional American Ghost Stories, c) Edgar Allan Poe: "The Raven" and "The Telltale Heart", d...

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Stories from Around the World

Choose* one of our popular, adaptable story-based programs (Aesop, Winter Tales, or Ghost Stories), or customize a set of stories based on your current learning themes, all brought to life by award-winning professional actor J.T. Turner. 1) A...

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Theater , Circus , and Movement Arts Workshops (customizable)

Theater, circus and movement arts workshops with our professional performers/teaching artists are customized to varied themes and developmental levels, for all ages. Workshops to choose from include: May the 4th Be With You ("Space Warrior" Breath...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Performing Arts

Contact

The Actors Company   theactorscompany1@gmail.com
34 Francis Street
Waltham MA 02451
781-710-3314
United States

https://www.jtturner.org/our-programs

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Actors Company cover:

Career Education
Character Education
Collaboration
Community Building
Culture
Curriculum
Gifted & Talented
Health/Physical Education
Instructional Programs
Instructional Strategies
International
Language Arts/English
Leadership
Literacy
Performing Arts
Problem Solving
Professional Development
Professional Learning Community
Program Development
Reading
Religion
Sciences
Social and Emotional Learning( SEL)
Social Studies/History
Title I
Writing