The PURPLE RHYMES WITH ORANGE workbook is an interactive study guide that explores the importance of listening and learning. It provides the tools to develop empathy and understanding toward others. The PROworkbook is a resource to enhance the theatrical experience for the artistic team and cast. The goal of this guide is to reinforce the teaching and learning of theater arts along with encouraging conversations that lead to the understanding of the plays' deeper meaning. This guide provides lesson plans and activities that can be facilitated easily, with minimal preparation. The PROworkbook lessons are engaging for all ability levels and spark students’ imaginations. These lessons offer opportunities to practice social and emotional skills while fostering an environment of collaboration and creative communication!
My intent is to promote inclusion by producing the show based on personality and character rather than predetermined bias of race, gender, or beliefs. The production team utilizes “liquid lines” for each cast while keeping the original purpose and message of the production. Although the characters are labeled as colors, the roles can be played by any race, gender, age or background. The rehearsal process and workbook open discussions about the themes of the show. The workshops prompt group activities that encourage students to think about the world critically.