September 30, 2023 –
Stage-a-Story: An Introduction to Play-Acting, Grades K to 2
Instructor: Josh Elliott Pickel
Saturdays, 10:00am to 11:00am
9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18
*No class 11/11 (Veteran’s Day).
This class will develop a stage play (based on a book, fable, or piece of children's literature) culminating in a performance on the final date for family and friends that includes minor set pieces, costumes, props, and stage lighting. In this drama class, students will develop stage adaptations such as fractured fairy tales, Aesop’s fables, fiction, and non-fiction stories that will be used to teach educational lessons. (A new adaptation is explored each session for recurring students. This fall's selection is TBD.) Together, they will learn basic stage skills and direction, explore character development, creative use of movement, develop stage-speaking skills, and build confidence! At the end of this course the students will present this performance for an invited audience (with costumes, props, minor set pieces, and stage lighting). This acting class promises to be fun, exciting and memorable. All students must be available for the showcase performance on the final date (November 18).