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Roger Jerome

Artist's Narrative

Roger Jerome With his unique blend of professional experience in schools and colleges, as well as the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the BBC, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, etc., Roger Jerome offers unusual programs. Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and having spent many years teaching at the elementary and college levels,  he has honed his skills in working with young people, stressing participatory and creative possibilities. For the last 18 years, he has developed a variety of theatrical presentations of British literary material, tailor-made for American schools. Whether it's Scrooge, Hamlet, the Three Sillies, the Jabberwocky, or whomsoever, it's well worth considering this outstanding and surprising talent from across the Atlantic. Sample CD's and teacher's packs are available.

Availability

Upon request.
This artist is based in Columbus. Travel charges may apply for schools outside of the area.

Programs Available

Shakespearean Appearances (Grade levels 7-12)
An exploration of the dominant theme of Appearance v. Reality in Shakespeare's plays. Key speeches are performed by Roger Jerome, interspersed with parallel improvisations, which are ad-libbed by eight students, who are briefed 60 minutes before the show. Challenging, informative and thought-provoking.
Activity Options:
Shakespearean Appearances
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Fees: $475/ $675 for two back-to-back
  • Requirements: 300 students max. Space 15' x 15', 8 capable students needed 60 min. before show.
Workshop: Coaching in Shakespearean-text delivery
  • Duration: 60-90 min.
  • Fees: booked with a performance: $150
    workshop only: $350
  • Requirements: 35 students max.

Dickens in Ohio (Grade levels 7-12)
The famous writer recalls his time in Ohio in April 1842. Program includes 10 people that he met, 20 period songs and comments on slavery, Indian resettlement, modes of travel, politics, temperance, etc.. An indispensible aid for teachers of Ohio history.
Activity Options:
Dickens in Ohio
  • Duration: 40-50 min.
  • Fees: $500/$700 for two back-to-back
  • Requirements: Space 15’x15’. 300 students max.
Lecture/Discussion: Differences between US and UK societies then and now
  • Duration: 60-90 min.
  • Fees: booked with a performance: $150
    Lecture/Discussion only: $350
  • Requirements: 50 students max.

The Stranger's Voice (Grade levels K-12)
Adaptable to any age-group, this is a selection of British folk-tales told in authentic regional dialects. Traditional songs and British flags are also included. With the theme of a stranger in the community, this program can serve an an introduction to the geography of Britain.
Activity Options:
The Stranger's Voice
  • Duration: 30-45 min.
  • Fees: $425 elementary/$450 middle/$475 high school and $650 for two back-to-back
  • Requirements: Small space, preferably amongst and on same level as audience. 300 students max.
Workshop: Learning Storytelling Techniques
  • Duration: 60-90 min.
  • Fees: booked with a performance: $150
    workshop only: $350
  • Requirements: 35 students max.

A Dickens of a Christmas (Grade levels K-12)
Charles Dickens himself conducts a Victorian Christmas party, performing magic, telling a ghost story and presenting a participatory song in which a man freezes to death !!
Activity Options:
A Dickens of a Christmas
  • Duration: 40 min.
  • Fees: $425 elementary/$450 middle/$475 high school and $650 for two back-to-back
  • Requirements: Space 15' x 15', photocopies of song-chorus for audience to sing along. 300 students max.
Workshop: Exploration of Facets of Victorian Life in Practical Drama
  • Duration: 60-90 min.
  • Fees: booked with a performance: $150
    workshop only: $350
  • Requirements: 35 students max.

Teacher Workshops ()
A background of 50 years in teaching and lecturing in the UK and the U.S.A. enables Roger Jerome to present strong and persuasive workshops on the use of process-drama. Varied techniques, both old and new, are employed with clear indications of their pedagogical use and links to Ohio's standards.
Activity Options:
Teacher Workshops
  • Duration: 45-90 min.
  • Fees: $450-$550 dependent on numbers
  • Requirements: Studio space