Need something fun to do for the student holidays? Join us for a day of theatrical activities!!! Each workshop has a theme and runs from 9 am – 3 pm. Watch for early registration specials throughout the year! Bring a lunch and snack.
Join us for a fun day of improvisation. Improvisation is anything that is created without preparation. In theatre, the ability to improve becomes crucial, as ANYTHING can happen in a live performance! Actors could miss cues (either not appearing on stage or missing sections of important dialogue), props can be misplaced, music could cut out, or actors could forget dance moves. In order to respond in these situations, actors need the ability to “think on their feet” and react to any situation presented to them. In addition, improvisation is the basis for a lot of comedic skits. Ever watch “Whose Line is it Any Way” or attended a 2nd City presentation? Improvisation is also used in the business world to help with communication skills. Come learn this useful craft and have fun learning!
2017 – 2018 Workshop Date: Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
In our Scene Study workshop, students work on scenes in small groups. The instructor will use the scenes to work on elements of acting – characterization, non-verbal communications, motivations, relationships, etc. Students work on their scenes and “perform” for each other. The instructor and other students in the class provide feedback. Students will learn how to make physical, emotional and vocal choices to improve their performances which can then be applied to other performances they are working on.
2017 – 2018 Workshop Date: Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
Many times, characters on stage are transformed through the use of make up or by using masks. Students will learn both of these crafts through guided activities intended to teach but also allow students to explore their own creativity. The theme for our mask making and make up workshop is animals – animals of the pride (think Lion King) and animals of the Jungle (think Jungle Book).
2017 – 2018 Workshop Date: Monday, April 2, 2018