Sharing leadership responsibilities throughout the program’s process
Practice various performing arts techniques to refine theatrical skill-sets
Analyzing text for objectives, stakes, obstacles, tactics and playable actions.
Examining and justifying original ideas and artistic choices in a theatre work based on critical analysis, background knowledge, and historical and cultural context.
Comparing and applying critical peer and teacher feedback in one’s theatre work.
Teen Workshops focus on refining theatre skills in acting, vocal technique, movement, stagecraft, and production while cultivating rich, collaborative experiences as an ensemble. Guided by Teaching Artists, in a positive and supportive process, teens are encouraged to expand their abilities, reflect critically on their work, offer/receive constructive peer feedback on their artistic growth, and learn about the larger context of Art in their lives.
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.
SATURDAYS, JANUARY 19-FEBRUARY 23
It’s like SNL but better because it’s written and performed by you! Play with different comedic styles and collaborate with your peers as you work to produce and perform a sketch comedy show.
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.)