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Laura Courter, Teaching Artist

Laura Courter, Teaching Artist

Laura Courter has been a Teaching Artist for 25 years. Her degrees in Theatre Arts and English Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have led her into developing innovative children’s educational programming and curriculum design throughout her career. Laura has received

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Writing and Acting Out Your Own Folktale


Exploration Description

Using the power of the arts, especially creative dramatics, Teaching Artist, Laura Courter has developed a folktale writing residency that will have your students engaged in Creative Drama activities resulting in writing their own folktale.  Using the concepts of Character, Location (setting), Action (Elaboration) and Plot students will use acting exercises each day to create a well-organized


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Booking / scheduling contact

Exploration Detail

Exploration type: Teaching Artist Residency
Subject: Language Arts, Theater
Grade Levels 3-5

In your classroom

Fees / Ticketing:

$25 - Starting Cost Per Student

5 day residency $500 per classroom/2 classrooms back to back $900 1 classroom daily rate $150/2 classrooms $250. One hour workshops available $150 per classroom. This includes meeting with the teacher before the residency, and all materials and handouts for the students.

Standards & Benchmarks



Is transportation needed for this exploration?: No
Is financial assistance offered?: No

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes