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Covenant Players

About the Artist

Covenant Players is an international, professional repertory theatre company founded in 1963 by playwright Charles M. Tanner. The company fields touring units which serve as a educational resource using communicative drama. The method: to provide entertaining and thought-provoking material; to involve audiences in discussion and workshops, challenging and encouraging them to live to their fullest potential. 

Covenant Players performs original theme-based plays in support of the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and the “Character Counts” program. Programs are tailored to the subject and curriculum requirements as chosen by the school. Each assembly typically combines several one-act plays of varying lengths as well as communication skills, purpose, anti-social behavior, anger-management, aspiration and hope, empathic skills, peer pressure, bullying, drug and alcohol issues, peer leadership, citizenship. 

Grade LevelsK-12
MaximumsNo Maximum on Students, 45-50 minutes, 5/day
Special Populations

Includes specialized performances with special educational needs; autistic spectrum; learning disabilities.

Technical Requirements

6 adult-sized chairs, small table or desk, white or chalk board.

Total Fee1 performance- $304 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $440 / Full day of performances (same day and same school)- $826
School Portion1 performance- $152 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $220 / Full day of performances (same day and same school)- $413

Typically from 3 days to 2 weeks, Covenant Players’ residencies provide a dynamic educational resource for the whole school community. A residency gives the opportunity to explore themes more intensively and to work with smaller groups of students over a longer period of time. A residency can incorporate assemblies, small group work, workshops and special performances involving students.  Covenant Players works closely with the educators and school leadership to design a program which specifically targets their chosen themes, schedule and curriculum requirements.  Residencies can be booked over a period of consecutive days or across a number of weeks.

Grade Levels3-12
Maximums40 students, 45 minutes-5 hours, 5/day
Special Populations

Includes specialized performances with special educational needs; autistic spectrum; learning disabilities.

Technical Requirements

6 adult-sized chairs, small table or desk, white or chalk board.

Total Fee3-10 days- $2200-$7000 *Call the Arts Council for more details
School Portion3-10 days- $734-$2334 *Call the Arts Council for more details

Covenant Players’ Workshops are a dynamic educational resource designed to simultaneously teach drama, alongside communication and life skills. They incorporate drama and workshop exercises, discussions and improvisation and give opportunity for students to access and express their thoughts and feelings in new ways. A Covenant Players workshop will help students to develop teamwork, to gain personal self-confidence and increase their oral presentation skills.

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums40 students, 1-6 hours, 5/day
Special Populations

Includes specialized performances with special educational needs; autistic spectrum; learning disabilities

Technical Requirements

6 adult-sized chairs, small table or desk, white or chalk board.

Total Fee1-3 hours- $440 / 4-6 hours- $826
School Portion1-3 hours- $220 / 4-6 hours- $413

References

  • Dr. Tim Howelle, Irwin Intermediate School, 910-907-0834
  • Patsy Ray, Hope Mills Middle School, 910-425-5106

Website

Covenant Players Website