Theater Lab: Fractured Fairy Tales!

 

with Ed O'Toole       KIDS
Ages 8-14
6 classes, Wed, Apr 25-May 30

Students will write, direct, and perform a version of at least one (possibly more) classic fairy tales, with the emphasis on humor, particularly satire and parody. By staging a parody (which we hope will be funny at least part of the time), students will learn about some of the key building-blocks of storytelling, from clichés and tropes, to stereotypes and archetypes. Under the guidance of veteran educator and director, Ed O'Toole, students will learn about vivid writing and characterization, plot structure, narration and dialogue, how to write a play that appeals to older and younger audiences at the same time, and the importance of collaboration.
There are two goals for the class: to introduce kids to theatre and writing, and to have FUN! The class will end in a performance open to people of all ages who have an ear for music, an eye for talent, and a nose for humor!  

Wednesdays, April 25 - May 30
3:45-5:45 pm in the Schoolhouse
6 classes, $160/$136 members