Trike Theatre

Trike Theatre

Theatre
Northwest Region
Bentonville, Arkansas
479-464-5084
[email protected]
www.triketheatre.org


Trike Theatre believes that the arts are an effective strategy to deepen understanding of
Common Core curriculum, strengthen cooperative learning environments and help students
achieve education goals. We utilize drama strategies like Tableau and Story Can to help
students visualize, infer, sequence, summarize, create and re-tell stories. For PreK students
– we offer a 30-minute emergent literacy and drama program called Dramatic Book Club. For
K-5th grade, we have developed week-long art integration residencies: (Kindergarten) – The
World Outside, (1st) -The Cinderella Project, (2nd)– Folktales, (3rd)-Arkansas History, (4th)-
Cause & Effect, (5th)– Narratives, and (6th-8th) History/Art/Monologue. All of Trike Theatre's
teaching and course work is designed to meet Arkansas & National learning standards in
drama and Common Core. Trike Theatre provides professional development workshops for
teachers, librarians and administrators including: Dramatic Storytelling in the Classroom (K-
8th), Developing Concentration and Cooperation Through Theatre (2nd-5th grade), Activating
Arkansas History through Theatre (3rd-8th), Digital Storytelling (2nd-8th), Engaging Through
Improv (5th-12th), Learning Through Theatre: Arts Integration 101 (Pre-K – 2nd), Puppets and
Props (Pre-K – 2nd).

Background

Trike Theatre, is northwest Arkansas' professional children’s theatre. Our mission is to empower youth to forge deep connections with themselves, their community and the world by seeing, participating and learning through theatre. Trike strives to inspire and challenge its community through professional theatre for youth productions, in- school arts integration residencies and youth theatre drama training programs. The company's teaching artists and actors have trained, worked and performed in professional theatres throughout North America and Europe. Trike Theatre is a resident company at Walton Arts Center and is also listed on the Arkansas Arts on Tour roster.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: all ages
Geographic Availability: statewide
Time Availability: open
Special Needs: Chairs for each student; chalkboard; open space for movement