Students in Class IV are reading “Our Town,” the classic play by Thornton Wilder. Each student was assigned one or several parts to read. In October, they will have the opportunity to see a production of the play at Long Wharf Theatre, as a part of a partnership program between the theatre and the school. In addition to attending the play, students will have an opportunity to participate in the P.A.I.R. (Partnering Artist In Residence) program. Once a month, a teaching artist from the theatre collaborates with the classroom teachers to develop an interactive lesson that relates to the content being covered in one of the subject areas. The lessons frequently feature theatre and improvisation techniques that are taught in Saturday workshops attended by LDFDS staff.