Videos and PSA's

On February 8th one of the Loften HITT classes toured to the 9th grade transition class at Loften. HITT Students taught and played games with the new class in order to get to know each other and break the ice. After games, the HITT students performed “Drug-Free Fairy Tales” covering the topics of cigarettes and Read More

HITT students from Loften visited Ms. Dunn’s 7th grade class at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School.  They led the students in theater games and exercises, then performed a few issue-based scenes. After each scene, the students got to ask the HITT group questions and discuss goals, obstacles, and what they saw happen to the characters. Read More

After weeks of preparation, The Loften High School HITT students are now putting their skills into practice as peer educators. They recently led a workshop in which they taught theater warm-ups and improvisational exercises to some of their fellow Loften students from Ms. Back’s class. In addition, the HITT students performed three issue-based scenes commenting Read More

The Hoggetowne HITT class paid a visit to One Room Schoolhouse on Friday May 25th.  The HITT students taught acting exercises to the One Room students culminating in an exercise about storytelling.  The same class toured to the same students at One Room on Friday May 31 presenting anti-bullying scenes focusing on using kind words.  These scenes Read More

On Thursday the 24th students from Loften High School came to the Hippodrome to present scenes on marijuana, tobacco, alcohol and prescription drugs to the Loften 9th Grade Academy. The day began with the Loften HITT students leading the Loften 9th Grade Academy in some games to help everyone get to know each other and feel comfortable with Read More

Loften High HITT teens toured to the 5th and 6th graders of Gainesville’s Caring & Sharing Learning Center.  The HITT students presented scenes on media influence touching on video game abuse and the violence associated with them and cyber-bullying through Facebook.  In addition to the scenes, the students of Caring & Sharing also participated in some Sociometrics and several Read More

Loften High School HITT students recently attended a matinee performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which is currently playing on the Hippodrome Theatre’s mainstage.  Afterwards, the students participated in a talk-back further exploring the professional actor’s process which provided insight into Shakespeare text.  To wrap everything up, the HITT kids got to work on brainstorming exercises Read More

On April 23rd, The Hippodrome Theatre hosted the second annual Community Voices public theatre event.  This year’s theme was Monologues on Change.  Residents of Gainesville and surrounding communities explored the idea of global, local or personal change through monologues. Hippodrome actors and HITT (Hippodrome Improvisational Teen Theatre) students performed selected monologues written by your friends and Read More

The Hippodrome Theatre will host the second annual Community Voices public theatre event on Monday, April 23 at 6:00pm.  This year’s theme is Monologues on Change.  We’re inviting residents of Gainesville and surrounding communities to explore the idea of global, local or personal change through monologues. Hippodrome actors, staff, and HITT (Hippodrome Improvisational Teen Theatre) students Read More

On April 11th, a group of HITT teens from Hoggetowne Middle School presented two scenes and several theatre exercises focusing on bullying for students at Duval Elementary.  The class presented the two scenes in the form of Forum Theatre, made popular by the late Augusto Boal.  In this process, audience members could stop a performance in which a character is being Read More

HITT students from Loften High School performed a scene about prescription pill abuse for more than 250 adult and youth attendees at the PIPSA (Partners in Prevention of Substance Abuse) Annual Town Hall meeting.  The scene was created and rehearsed in preparation for the event by the students centering the story around two friends who Read More

On March 22, 2012 the Hawthorne HITT class toured a program of scenes on Domestic Violence and Racism to two PK Yonge 7th grade classes. They Picked these topics because they believe that, while they see incidents of such occurring the topics are not discussed much in school, and they wanted to do something about Read More

As a follow up to their 1st tour on the 16th of February, Loften High HITT teens led a workshop to their 8th grade class presenting scenes on alcohol, prescriptian pill, and tobacco abuse.  After the presentation, the high school students led the 8th grade in various exercises to create their own scenes based on drug Read More

If you’ve been working on a monologue that’s allowed you to find a voice, you’re ready for the next phase! With the help of a dramaturg, actors and fellow participants, this workshop will help you further prepare your monologue for submission into the Community Voices event or for personal growth. This workshop will include tools Read More

Loften High HITT teens led a workshop to their 8th grade class focusing on acting warm-ups and exercises.  The two groups participated with several theatre games explaining the various ways in which an actor warms his or her body up in preperation for a performance. Both groups will be working  together again in the near future Read More

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