Enter the world of Merlin, Medusa, or Maui to inspire the creation of your very own magical myth! Using stories based on myths and magic, students gain understanding of story structure and given circumstances, as well as character motivation. Students experiment with playing a variety of characters using their voices and bodies and collaborate on short scenes. Students also develop personal confidence and the ability to work in a group. An informal sharing of work will be performed for families during the final class. Acting 101: Young actors learn how to use their actor’s tools (body, voice, mind, and imagination) and gain an understanding of how to create characters, relationships, objectives, and a sense of “where” in a scene. Applying skills to short scenes, students also learn the importance of collaboration, risk taking, and using your imagination. An informal sharing of work will be performed for families during the final class. Theatre Games: In this class, students are introduced to a variety of theatre games that encourage risk taking, making big choices, and creating many different types of characters. Students develop their storytelling skills through ensemble work, games in pairs, and pantomime. The games used are drawn from a wide variety of sources including traditional games, as well as exercises developed by directors, actors, and teachers. An informal sharing of work will be performed for families during the final class.
Instructor: Imagination Stage