In this six week class students will learn basic theatre terminology and how to apply the lessons we learn with acting games to bring characters to life onstage.
Class 1: We will introduce ourselves and share our favorite stories, whether they come from stage, page, or screen! We will do a vocal and physical warm up, usually consisting of some light stretching and tongue twisters, and play an ice breaker game. There will be a short presentation on basic theatre terminology and we will discuss our goals for this class: Confidence, Character, and Collaboration! Students will be instructed to bring a "talent" to share for our next class--it can be a song, a dance, an original story, or an art project. We will end with an improvisation game!
Class 2: We will begin with our vocal and physical warm up followed by a light Improvisation game. We will go over our theatre terminology and have a short presentation on Building a Character. We will then share our talents. We will discuss how we can use those talents in order to bring characters to life through costumes, physicality, and voices. Students will be instructed to come to our next class ready to share a talent as their favorite character. We will end with an improvisation game.
Class 3: We will begin with our vocal and physical warm up followed by a light improvisation game. We will go over our theatre terminology and then share our Talents in Character. There will be a short presentation on plot and story, and how our characters fit into the plot of a play. We will end with a team building game.
Class 4: We will begin with our vocal and physical warm up followed by an ice breaker game. We will have a Check In Chat to see how everyone is feeling about class. We will go over the basics of what we've learned in terms of theatre terminology, character, and story. We will use all these elements to work together to write a short play together. Every student will receive a role and lines. Students will be instructed to "rehearse" their parts (no memorization required) before our next class. If there is time, we will end with a game.
Class 5: We will begin with our vocal and physical warm up and dive right into a rehearsal day! We will rehearse our short play together focusing on character and story. Students will be instructed to use things they already own to create their own costumes and props. We will discuss our performance for the next class and end with a team building game!
Class 6: Performance day! We will begin with our vocal and physical warm up in order to feel confident and ready to share our short play with families. It will be available on recording for anyone to watch! We will end class with a discussion of what we learned, how we felt performing, and what we liked best about class.
Time: Mondays, 4:00pm-4:55pm
Instructor: David Limbach
Location: The Warehouse, 210 E. William Avenue in Kingsland, GA
Winter Session: February 28-April 15, 2022 (off March 28-April 1)
Cost: $75 (plus $2.75 processing fee)
Fundamentals of Acting (Grades 1-5) SPRING
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