Students will discover their dramatic side in this week-long camp. Through the building blocks of improvisation, voice, and movement, students will learn how to say “yes and” to creating new characters and worlds on stage.
Students will begin each day with theatre games and improvisational activities to fire up their impulses and sense of play. They will begin focusing on the energy they bring into the room and how that affects their scene partners and our audience. Students will strengthen their listening skills and tap into the golden world of Empathy! Through acting exercises, students will begin exploring how our bodies and voices communicate stories in addition to the words we speak.
Students will have the opportunity to work with text both individually and as a group, exploring monologues and soliloquies, short scenes, and even creating an original 10-minute play! They will learn devising techniques inspired by current events, storybooks, songs, photographs, and more to create characters, scenes, and monologues from which they will perform.
The culminating event is an original, 10-minute play that will feature the work the students have done throughout the course of the week. Students will write and perform their piece, while also making design choices to help bring their story to life.
Activities described are general topics and are subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.