Khaleshia Thorpe-Price Creative Drama, Playbuilding, and Shakespeare


Kaleshia Thorpe-Price

Khaleshia Thorpe-Price
Gaithersburg,MD 20886

Educational Background/Training:

  • BA Theater: Morgan State University, MA Arts Administration: University of Central Florida/li>


Khaleshia Thorpe-Price has worked in arts education since 2000. She has facilitated residencies and workshops for children and adults for many arts organizations including Wolf Trap, Arena Stage, Young Playwrights Theater, Young Audiences of Maryland,Folger Shakespeare Library, Shakespeare Theater Company and M-NCPP.She co-wrote A Journey with Jazz, an interactive performance experience for young audiences, for the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts. She performed in this production with the Wolf Trap Jazz Trio. She also created content for the BSO Music Box Family Concert Series and hosted the series..


  • Workshops/Residencies $300-$500 per day depending on the number of activities and length of residency. (Travel and lodging fees are additional).



Educational Program Description:

Tiny Playwrights (K-3)

Participants will actively explore the elements of drama while using 21st Century Skills and build ensemble and community in the classroom. They will collaborate creatively and use critical thinking and problem solving skills while learning performance strategies that align with classroom content. They will use props and graphic organizers to collaboratively create an original story with a beginning, middle, and end. Students will then add dialogue to transform their story into a play. Participants will use story elements: character, setting, conflict resolution and playwriting elements of dialogue, antagonist, and protagonist.

Architects of Writing and Performance: Playbuilding for the Classroom (5th-12th)

Workshop participants will explore and engage in a variety of writing styles and theatrical skills while building ensemble and creating a collaborative performance piece. The residency series will be based on a theme that is set by the ensemble and approved by the classroom teacher. The teaching artist will guide the students through writing and dramatic experiences that are centered on the theme for the purposes of creating performance material.

*Custom Workshops/Residencies: Aligned to curriculum.

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