Students will develop skills in creative writing, storytelling, working as an ensemble and performance as they collaborate to create original short plays based on books by Chris Van Allsburg. This artist, author, illustrator, and sculptor became one of only six illustrators who have won the Caldecott Medal twice.
Plays that date back decades have withstood the test of time as some of the most important and groundbreaking stories. Some of the most famous phrases in our culture come from plays. This class will examine the who, what, where, when and why of some of the best plays of all time - and then explore them further through play reading and discussion.
Do you love theatre? Do you find yourself singing Broadway tunes on a regular basis? Then this class is for you! Students will learn 3 musical theatre songs to sing as a group, with some solo opportunities thrown in. They will also be given scripted scenes to work on with a partner. No experience necessary.
Have you ever seen a play and thought, “I could do that!”? Well then this class is for you! Readers Theatre is a style of theatre in which actors do not need to memorize their lines in order to tell a story. Learn what it is like to be on stage by participating in a variety of theatre activities used to build confidence and boost creativity. No previous experience necessary.