At Risk Youth Programming | X-celerated Theatre
X-celerated Theatre offers a rehabilitative theatre arts mentorship to some of San Antonio’s most at-risk young people. The students in the program come from different economic, ethnic, and social backgrounds, and must learn to put aside these conflicts to form a cohesive troupe. Each workshop concludes with a sharing of an original work for friends and family that speaks to the obstacles and social issues that matter to the students.
The mission of the X-celerated Theatre program is to incorporate theatre education into the counseling that the students receive, giving them strong communication, writing, teambuilding, and leadership skills that can be used in every facet of their lives.
"My experience from Theatre Arts was great. It brought out a different kind of Drake. I learned a lot from working with Mr. Apollo. I turned a new page in my life too. At the end of the program I felt proud of myself because I accomplished something…and it turned into something big. And no matter what happened I will never forget my experience with theatre arts, or the trainer, or the soldier, that I brought out on that stage."
— Drake, program graduate
Professional Development for Educators
When you take a workshop with The Magik Theatre you will receive:
- CPE Credit Hours
- Workshop Resource Guides
- A fun and educational experience!
Using Imaginative Play to Enhance Developmental Domains
Our interactive workshop shows Pre-K and kindergarten classroom teachers how to use creative drama and dramatic play techniques to enrich classroom curricula. Participants earn 1.5 CPE credit hours and receive a resource packet with activities to use in the classroom.
Using Theatre Techniques to Teach Core Content
This interactive professional development workshop shows elementary classroom teachers for Grades 1 through 5 how to use simple theatre techniques and approaches to enrich reading, math, science, and social studies curricula. Participants earn 1.5 CPE credit hours and receive a resource packet filled with activities to use in the classroom.
Looking for assistance with the Webelo Showmanship Badge? The Magik Theatre offers a two-hour Saturday workshop that allows scouts to gain knowledge in theatre, music and scriptwriting.