2017-18 Seed History Seekers Drama Classes
These theatre arts integration classes for students 4th-12th grade combine acting,writing techniques and a study of North Carolina history and culture. All students (regardless of semester) will be eligible to participate in the NC History Museum’s Tarheel Jr. Historian Program and their final projects will be submitted as a part of the TJH Annual Convention. Our focus for the 2017-18 school year will be the history of Outdoor Drama in NC. We will research plays such as Unto These Hills and The Lost Colony. All classes are Mondays 10am-12pm and held at Christy’s Dance Explosion 1411 Aversboro Rd. Garner, NC. Registration is extended through August 30.
SCENES AND MONOLOGUES August 14 – December 4, 2017
During our scene study, students will learn to analyze, and present scenes from a variety of age-appropriate scripts, including some written in and about North Carolina. We will also cover tips for “cold readings” often used in auditions. Students will also learn TWO monologues: The first will include researching, memorizing and presenting a historical speech. Then we’ll explore preparation and presentation techniques using monologues from plays and/or film – ideally to be used in an audition setting. The sharing session will consist of an informal “mock-audition”, where students will present the monologue of their choice and their prepared scene. One session will also include a parent forum with other local directors and theatre practitioners who will share additional audition tips and resources. This is a great class for the student who is more serious about acting, character study, and participation in local theatre productions. $215/session
PLAYWRITING January 8 – May 7, 2018
Beginning with only one subject and verb, students will create a story, script, and stage an informal presentation. The class will include research, devised theatre, story development, grammar, vocabulary, and play writing. This is a great class for the young actor who is able to tell stories with his or her body – but struggles to get them on paper. Our final sharing session will include a presentation of their collaborative writing process, as well as the performance of their very own outdoor drama. $215/session
TUITION may be paid in full ($215) at the beginning of each session or auto-drafted in 4 equal payments of $54 each month. A registration fee of $25/family is due upon registration for weekly classes.