Education

2017 TCT Youth Theatre Arts Classes

Education

Spring and Fall Youth Theatre Sessions

Spring: March 4th - April 29th
(no classes April 15th)
Fall: September 16th - November 11th (no classes October 14th)

Pre-School (ages 3-5)
Saturdays 10-11am
Kids (ages 6-10) & Early Teens (ages 11-14)
Saturdays 10am-noon

Class Descriptions

Pre-School (Ages 3-5)

Young Tale Spinners
In this session, students will learn a classic children's story. Through team exercises, creative play, story exploration, and song, students will create their own version of the story and build it into a special presentation for family and friends. Along the way, they learn confidence, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, cooperation, self-awareness, and just plain have fun! Each student receives a copy of the original story book to keep and share with their parents, siblings, and friends!

Register online or call 216.264.9680

Kids (ages 6-10) & Early Teens (ages 11-14)

Ensemble Play Creation
In this class, students create a story of their own making and explore different ways in which to present it. Over the eight-week period, student collaboration and cooperation will refine and bring to life a presentation wholly created and built by them, limited only by their imaginations.

Body and Voice in Character
Students use their bodies and voices to develop and define themselves and bring acting and story-telling alive for an audience. They learn how verbal and non-verbal communication work can bring a story and a character alive in different, colorful, and compatible ways.

Acting through Mask and Puppet
Students learn to take different characters and develop and find the magic in them, learning puppeting and mask-work as alternative ways to bring story-telling and play-making to their most imaginative height.

In this eight-week session, students will attend three separate, but inter-related classes for young artists. The three different classes, working in support of each other, will teach students varying aspects of how to use the tools of a theatre artist, and to celebrate the art of creation and sharing through theatrical production. From developing their own story, to finding their own script, to filling it with imaginative and individual characters and creatures of their own creation, all students will be involved in a theatrical story-telling experience that culminates in a very special presentation for family and friends. Along the way, they will develop confidence, a strong sense of self, communication skills, a willingness to “think outside the box,” and experience the fullness of working as an artistic team.

Register online or call 216.264.9680

Summer Puppet and Mask Camp

For five fun-filled days, young artists learn how to make different kinds of puppets and masks, work together to create scripts and stories for them, and become creative puppeteers! The week culminates with a special performance by the young artists for friends and family. Give your favorite young artist the gift that frees their creativity and helps them find new ways of expression, problem-solving, teamwork and developing self-confidence - all while having FUN!! Masks and puppets made are theirs to keep!

June 19th - June 23rd
Kids (ages 6-10) & Early Teens (ages 11-14)
Mon-Thurs 8:30am-3pm; Fri 8:30am-noon

Register online or call 216.264.9680

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