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Explore Performance

THEATRE LEARNING IN GRADES 4-6 LOOKS LIKE:

  • Integrating performance styles
  • Rich collaboration – discussing & contributing ideas to enhance performance
  • Considering how different physical and vocal choices create unique characters

Create and perform an original play which incorporates a specific theatre style or technique. Discuss & contribute ideas as you collaborate with your peers on developing the story, setting, characters, dialogue, and staging. Our Teaching Artists help you gain an understanding of theatre as you explore concepts like stylistic choices, ensemble work, story structure, character development, and theatre vocabulary. Throughout the process-driven creative class experience, you’ll engage in theatre games and activities that hone your artistic skills. Perform your original work for family and friends on the final day of class!

Sessions for this Program


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – LEAP: STUDIO STAGE

January 2, 2019

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Four runaway lovers find themselves smack bang in the middle of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies, and, as if that wasn’t enough, a troupe of amateur actors are trying to rehearse a terrible (or terribly comedic) play. Between these unlikely groups flies Puck, armed only with a wicked sense of humor and a love potion capable of making anyone fall for the first person they set eyes upon. What could possibly go wrong? With no audition to participate, LEAP: Studio Stage focuses on building an inclusive ensemble dedicated to re-imagining a well-known story for a black-box stage. Students are heavily involved in all facets of the production including blocking and the minimalistic approach to set, prop, and costume construction.

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CREATE YOUR OWN MYSTERY THRILLER

January 19, 2019

9:30am - 12:00pm

SATURDAYS, JANUARY 19-FEBRUARY 23
Create and perform your own whodunit mystery play. Learn stage combat techniques and how to incorporate the stunts into your show.

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CREATE YOUR OWN SPECTACULAR SHOW

March 16, 2019

9:30am - 12:00pm

SATURDAYS, March 16-April 27
Come one, come all! Step right up! Create and perform your own Spectacular, Spectacular show! Incorporate your own Unique Hidden Talents into this production – singing, dancing, gymnastics, magic, comedy, something bizarre – the sky’s the limit!

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10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

March 18, 2019

4:30pm - 6:30pm

It’s the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with creatures that would rather eat brains than use them? Turn to this handy and hilarious guide to survive the apocalypse! (Hint: sacrifice the weak is step number one.)

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Create Your Own Sketch Comedy Show

April 8, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm

TWO WEEKS, MON-THU, April 8-18
Create and perform your own sketch comedy show. Learn Improv and incorporate improv games into your show.

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Scholarships Available

At SteppingStone, we strive to make our programming accessible to all students.