Creating Characters for Grades 1-6
June 24-28, 2019
Daily, 10:00am – 1:00pm, $200 per student
Using the core concepts of acting, students will explore character development through text work and improvisation. Throughout our journey students will create characters from the inside out and bring them to life, culminating in a final showcase.
Chance Theater Teens Speak Up!
This six-week program focuses on empowering young artists by helping them to find their unique voice and talent. Through traditional ensemble-building techniques, improvisation, and playwriting exercises, students will be guided in the creation of an original play, fully produced on the Chance Theater’s Fyda-Mar Stage. Students from grades 7-12 will learn the basics of script analysis, objectives, actions, and character analysis, and apply this to their playwriting and acting with the goal of cultivating the ability to honestly listen and respond on stage while making dynamic choices. Through exercises, students will also grow their concentration and awareness, emotional freedom and connection, and self-confidence. This program will provide a safe place for students to be part of an ensemble giving a voice to their generation, creatively exploring storytelling and leaving with a strong acting foundation taught by professional Chance Artists. No matter where their curiosity and talent lies, the theater has an outlet for everyone.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, hundreds of students have received full scholarships to participate in this program at no cost to them.
Workshop: June 17 - July 19 (Mon, Wed, Fri)
Session 1: 9am-12pm for Grades 7-9
Session 2: 12:30-3:30pm for Grades 10-12
Tech Week: July 22 - 26 (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 3:30pm)
Performances: July 27 & 28 at 11am & 7pm
FROM ONE OF OUR STUDENTS:
"I attended Speak Up last year and the program was unlike anything I had participated in before. Most traditional theater workshops or shows instruct you on how to perform preconceived material, that has most often already be interpreted every possible way. At Speak Up we were able to write our own show tackling issue that were close to us and we could relate to. It was such an interesting experience getting to share our most personal moments and then translating them to the stage to perform.
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