AN EXCITING NEW PROGRAM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 10-17
Saturdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Includes a 20-30 min break)
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Apr 1 Janet Rice – Play Writing (Part 1 of 2)
Janet will be covering the art of the 10-minute play and its elements as well as writing techniques. There will also be opportunities for students to practice.
Apr 15 Dani Corbishley – Choreography and story-ography
Dani will teach some basic steps, work on part of a piece with the participants, show them how she breaks down the song using the story to instruct the movement. Comfortable clothing and shoes are a must for this one.
Apr 22 Allison Graham – Acting 101 and the process of Auditioning
Allison will cover acting techniques and methods while exploring scene work, improv, and character development. The business of acting will also be discussed: What opportunities are available ? Where and how to audition? What is a director looking for?
April 29 Janet Rice – 10 min plays – (part 2) – Critiques and Presentation
Participants return with their written plays, and share, and critique each other’s material. Some plays will be workshopped or performed by participants
May 6 Allison Graham – Stage vs Screen – Acting techniques
Working a scene on stage, translating, and presenting it on camera – differences between stage and screen acting – exploring the various techniques and methods used in screen work for the camera versus monologue preparation for the stage.
May 13 Dave Corbishley – Sound Lighting and Stage Management workshop
introduces participants to the technical aspects of theatre (behind the scenes, using spotlights, microphones, lighting, and sound effects). What are the parts of the stage, and what it means to ‘call a show’.
May 27 Dani Corbishley – Improv fun and techniques
Improv styles and techniques to develop quick thinking and storytelling. Exercises and games to sharpen concentration and communication skills, thinking on your feet.
June 3 Alexis Scott – Mask Making and Movement
Explore and celebrate your own unique expression on stage. Students will be guided through a series of fun exercises that will encourage joy, an awareness of the audience, and honest emotional and physical responses to the script.
June 10 Emily Poole – Theatrical Makeup Techniques -Basics
Learn the tools of the trade, secrets on how to age a face with makeup, techniques for creating wounds, aging faces, and creating bruises. This is a hands-on workshop.
June 17 Alexis Scott – Vocal Techniques
Explores song speech and choral speaking
Participants will be guided through a series of exercises that will help them develop an awareness of breath, projection, and diction.
June 24 Donna Sproule – Costume Creativity
Donna will cover how to “build” expressive costumes with found items. Participants explore the process and build their own unique headdresses.
Wed June 28 @ 7 pm. PYP SHOWTIME
Parent’s night – Free performances and displays of work – open to all.