In this program, kids will do warm ups, play theatre games, and work on the FUNdamentals of scenework! Each student will be given a scene or sketch to learn with a scene partner. They will work on these comical or dramatic scenes to develop compelling characters and relationships, tapping into their own imaginative worlds in response to the text. Students will learn to find what is driving a character as well as the action of the scene. They'll practice making bold and specific acting choices within a fun and supportive environment. At the end of the 7 weeks, the students will perform their scenes in a variety show to showcase all their hard work!
Who: Children (ages 7-12)
Place: Town Hall Annex Gym, 856 Main Rd., Westport, MA
Dates: Thursdays, 10/5-11/16 (7 weeks)
(*May add more dates closer to the performance if needed.)
Fee: $130 Resident/$135 Non-Resident
Final Performance: Thursday, 11/16, 5:30-6:00pm (kids arrive at 4:30pm) *Free to attend for families & friends.
Instructor: Kate Teichman
A Midwesterner transplant, Kate has her B.F.A. in theater from Ohio University and is an iO! Chicago trained improviser. Kate has worked as a teaching artist and performer for almost 20 years in theatre, sketch comedy and improv. She has taught both kid and adult classes in schools, theater organizations and hospital settings. She loves helping people tap into their creativity and cannot wait for all the hilarious things you are going to say!