Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT
This summer, introduce your budding young actor to theater through creative play and interactive fun at Playhouse on Park! Registration for both Creative Kids and Young Actors Classes is now open. Creative Kids, open to children entering kindergarten through second grade, teaches students the basics of acting. The class runs in two sessions: session one starts June 27 through July 8, and session two starts July 25 through August 5. Young Actors is open to children grades three to five, running from June 27-July 8.
Creative Kids will use exercises and games to focus on acting through story telling, creating a character, expressing a feeling, music, and movement. A craft and story are often included. By the end of the class, students will know how to use their bodies and voices to create characters.
Young Actors students will participate in acting exercises and script work to allow them to increase their comfort and technique in portraying a character. Topics will include story telling, using the voice and body onstage, ensemble work, expressing an emotion, and techniques for presenting scenes and monologues.
Though the emphasis of both classes will be on developing skills and not on a final performance, family and friends are invited to the last class to see students present scenes.
Kathleen Doherty, Education Associate at Playhouse on Park, leads these interactive classes. Kathleen has previously worked as a Theatre Camp Coordinator for the YMCA in her home state of Massachusetts and is very passionate about introducing the world of theatre to children and young adults. Theatre Credits Include: UMass Play in a Day Festival Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015 (Founder & Producer) THE CAGEBIRDS (Director); THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (Karin); JULIUS CAESAR (Flavius); PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (Germaine); Emerging Adults (Ryan); DOG SEES GOD (CB's Sister.)
Creative Kids meets at the Playhouse from 9:00 am-11:00 am, Monday through Friday. Young Actors meets at the Playhouse from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Class fees range from $210-$225. To register, visit the Education page at www.playhouseonpark.org, and download the registration form, or call 860-523-5900 x10 for more information. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT, 06119.