Improvisation is the art of acting without a script. Through a variety of acting exercises, students learn to be spontaneous and adaptable working as part of an ensemble. Students explore short-form improvisation scenarios and games with a spirit of collaboration, commitment, and cooperation, with the goal of sustaining a character and scene in theatrically exciting ways. An informal sharing of work will be performed for families during the final class. The Actors Toolbox: This class teaches key skills every actor needs to create a believable theatrical reality on stage. These skills include sensory awareness, active listening and reacting, and building relationships with other actors, as well as vocal and physical expressiveness as a pathway to creating specific characters. These skills are built through theatre warm-ups, acting exercises, group improvisation, and scene work. An informal sharing of work will be performed for families during the final class. Have at Thee: Shakespeare’s Scenes and Stage Combat: This class explore two exciting theatre subjects: performing Shakespeare and stage combat! Using some of Shakespeare’s famous tragedies such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, students will explore not only the plots, schemes, and violent acts that have rocked readers and audience members for centuries, but also how to use their bodies and voices to bring these heightened moments to the stage using basic stage combat! Students are introduced to staged fight techniques and the principles of safe physical interaction on stage by working on pre-choreographed fights for the theatre. An informal sharing of work will be performed for families during the final class.
Instructors: Imagination Stage Staff