Grades 7-12: LEAP Studio
TURN AROUND…A Devised Work
There’s the observable world around you– your reality …But what lurks in the shadows…just out of the corner of your eye? Or do you just have an “active imagination”?
Most will keep their eyes forward, but some – only some – will have the courage to TURN AROUND! Inspired by such shows as Black Mirror and Twilight Zone, this LEAP Studio will give you the opportunity to devise a brand new, evocative piece of fictional performance.
THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT
ABOUT LEAP: Studio
Want to act, direct, and write? Do all three and make a difference with an original piece of theatre! This studio will immerse you in the most important part of theatre-making: the process of creating art! Your small cohort of teens from all theatrical backgrounds will work with Director and Teaching Artist, Kivan Kirk, to devise, produce, and perform original work. You’ll start with brainstorming, riffing, and storyboarding your plot. Then, through a series of improv games, research, and discussions, you’ll begin to write the script. Your rehearsal process will help you build an inclusive ensemble where you are heavily involved in all production facets. This class is not about fancy sets or crazy special effects; Kivan will focus on supporting you in acting technique, telling a compelling story, collaboration, and performance skills. The experience culminates in two performances at Park Square Theatre.
An excellent choice for those who: want more writing experience, are curious about directing, are interested in sci/fi & fantasy, are hungry to act in an original show, and want to stretch their acting chops by playing complicated characters.
REGISTRATION & PREREQUISITES
Open to young artists entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2021. Those outside of this age range will not be permitted.
This camp is devoted to creating a growth mindset around the concept of mastery and young artists of all theatrical backgrounds (including those who are having their first theatre experience) are encouraged to register. There are no prerequisites to register and all those who register will be cast in the production. However, conflicts with rehearsal and performance dates must be minimal.
Things to consider: This is an intensive program. There is an expectation to memorize staging & dialogue quickly. For the wellbeing of all involved, young artists must have the endurance to withstand 8-hour days which entail extensive information processing, social interaction, and physical activity, while meeting & maintaining their basic physical & mental health needs. Please contact us if your young artist needs accommodations.
Rehearsals will take place at Park Square Theatre in downtown St. Paul. Young artists will rehearse Monday-Friday, August 2-20 from 9:00am-4:30pm. A high level of dedication, work-ethic, and focus are expected at rehearsal and there is an expectation to work outside of rehearsal on research, memorization, character development, and show promotion.
Young artists will hold two performances at Park Square Theatre. On performance days, young artists will be called 1.5 hours prior to the show and are dismissed immediately following the performance. Conflicts with performance dates must be approved by the director and may affect casting.
Saturday, August 21 | 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 22 | 2:00 PM
SteppingStone is committed to ensuring the health & safety of all young artists and artistic staff. COVID safety measures LEAP Studio will enforce include: limited enrollment, daily health screenings, mask-wearing, social distancing, frequent hand washing & sanitizing, outdoor eating breaks, excellent air circulation & purification of indoor spaces, daily disinfecting of all spaces. The staging will be socially distanced and young artists will remain masked onstage & backstage. Should a case of COVID be reported amongst the young artists or artistic staff, all participants will be notified of exposure and next steps.
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THIS CAMP IS PAY AS YOU’RE ABLE
Our full registration fee represents the amount that it costs us to bring this program to you. But during this trying financial and emotional time for families, SteppingStoneprograms are Pay As You’re Able.
That means exactly what it says -pay what your family can afford. That may mean covering your fees and someone else’s. It also may mean paying half or some of the fee. If these options do not work for your family financially, we still want for your young artist to be able to attend. Email email@example.com and we will work with you to make attendance possible.