During the summer of 1787, young Mary House was sent by her parents to work in her great aunt’s Indian Creek Tavern, where some of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention were staying. While cleaning James Madison’s room, Mary came across his famous notes and “spilled the beans” about the pivotal events taking place behind closed doors. Cathy brings the lessons of history home as students, in the roles of delegates and founding fathers, are forced to grapple with the monumental challenges of writing the Constitution.
Georgia Performance Standards:
SS4H5b - The students will identify the major leaders of the Constitutional Convention (James Madison and Benjamin Franklin) and describe the major issues they debated, including the rights of states, the Great Compromis, and slavery.
TAES5.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
Cathy Kaemmerlen, professional actress, author, and storyteller, is known for her variety of characters, one-woman shows, and rapport with audiences.
She has toured in schools coast to coast since receiving a BA in English and elementary education from UNC-Charlotte and an MFA in dance performance/choreography/theatre at the University of Wisconsin.
She is the author of General Sherman and the Georgia Belles: Tales of Women Left Behind, Speaking Stones: Voices from Historic Oakland Cemetery, and her recent Just Buzzing Around with Itty Bitty Betty, She's a Honey of a Bee. Cathy is listed with Southern Artist Profile, National Women's History Project, and the Georgia and South Carolina Arts Commission Touring Artists Rosters. She excels in making history and folktales come to life.
Microphone; 25 chairs; 25 students to arrive 15 minutes before the program begins to receive and review their speaking parts; 45 minutes set-up time
Single Assembly: $360
Two Back To Back Assemblies: $525
Three Back To Back Assemblies: $690
Four Back To Back Assemblies: $850