Careers in the Arts Workshops
3rd Grade Workshop
Story in Motion
Story in Motion begins the workshop series with an exploration of the structure of stories and the various means by which stories, ideas and feelings are communicated. Students will discuss how details make the difference in creating a story.
Various exercises will help the students discover that stories, in all their forms, communicate ideas and feelings. The actor will explain that all good stories share four important characteristics: characters who want something, obstacles that keep the characters from what they want, setting, and a clear beginning, middle and end.
Throughout the workshop, students will explore the stories pictures can tell. Working with the actor students will create a series of pictures and effectively put the story in motion. The actor will also discuss various careers in Story Telling.
4th Grade Workshop
Acting is Believing
Acting is Believing will introduce students to the profession of acting and the training necessary to become an actor. Students will learn that an actor must become a master of the 4Cs of the 21st Century Skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. Lead by a professional actor, the class will participate in a series of exercises designed to hone these acting skills.
Time will also be dedicated to discussing how a mastery of these skills can help students in any job they hope to obtain.
5th Grade Workshop
Producing the Play
Producing the Play is the culminating experience of the Careers in the Arts Workshop Series. With guidance from one of our actors, students produce their own version of The American Revolution: A Play. The actor will discuss theatrical design and the many jobs that are involved in bringing a play to life.
Serving as Director, the actor will assign job responsibilities to the students. The students will rehearse the play, create props and costume pieces, and manipulate lights and sound. The workshop will culminate with a technical rehearsal where the students will put the entire play together with all production elements. A discussion of how each person is important to the process and the need for cooperation concludes the workshop.