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The Eastside High School HITT class worked incredibly hard for three weeks to put together a performance for Hoggetowne Middle School on March 14, 2013. The students created a series of scenes to show the effects of alcohol use, from physical and emotional to legal. Each group of students created a 3-part scene, the first Read More

On March 12th, 2013, one of our Loften HITT classes had the opportunity to tour to Duval Elementary School. The HITT class prepared a series of games, a scene, and discussion questions to teach the fourth and fifth grade students at Duval about communication skills. The HITT class began the tour with a little guriella Read More

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

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

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

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

On January 27, 2012 the ALC  7 and 8th girls toured to Expressions Learning Arts Academy to present scenes to the 3rd through 5th grade classes. The girls selected three warm-up activities that involved the entire group to break any barriers between the two groups. After the ice-breaker activities the girls then presented three scenes about Read More

The ALC 7th and 8th grade boys traveled to Loften High School to lead a workshop that used theatre to encourage conversation about healthy and unhealthy relationships. Since the boys had decided on subject matter and scene formats that encouraged actor -audience interaction, they chose some opening warm-up games and exercises to break down barriers Read More

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