BRINGING STORIES TO LIFE!Beginning with a popular story from a well-known author, children will learn how to structure and stage an adaptation of their own creation. The group will work to create characters, interesting scenes and put it altogether into a performance they can show to the rest of their class. In small groups the class will work on building a team, boosting confidence and giving students the space to speak loud and clear. From Roald Dahl to Grace Lin, no text is too big or small for us to create a great adaptation everyone can be proud of.
PLAY IN A DAYStarting with a single script or story in our hands, by the end of the day it’ll be a play! We’ll start the day with warm ups learning how to best get our bodies ready for our acting ahead of us, before beginning to think about how to block a play or scene and think about how the actors might use their bodies and voices to become their characters onstage as well as get on our costumes ready to perform. After a long day of team work, focus and excitement we’ll perform our play to an audience.
STYLES OF THEATRETheatre is something that’s been around for hundreds of years, different practitioners adding their own ideas and techniques. We’ll think about how we can use the work of practitioners from Greek Theatre to modern day Forum Theatre to improve our drama skills and progress in performance. Can the Absurdist practitioners of the 50’s and 60’s really teach us anything about modern theatre and performance? With introductions to Brecht, Augusto Boal, Euripides and more we’ll journey together to develop our skills, work together as a team and learn to discuss and debate how these can help us further study.