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Summer Theater Lab: Stories On Stage! A Performance Workshop for Kids

There are awesome stories in our lives every day! Stories On Stage with theater educator Genevieve Breitbach will teach young performers how to develop a role or story for an audience. This theater class for kids aged 6-10 will nurture confidence, collaboration skills, and personal growth through theater games, acting exercises, improv, and scene work. We will encourage and inspire one another to be ourselves first, and transform into roles on stage after! There will be plenty of engaging fun and creativity for any level of performing experience.

All are welcome! Class will be held in the Schoolhouse classroom as well as on the outdoor Schoolhouse Stage.

Bring your lunch and a water bottle and come prepared to move and laugh!


Genevieve Breitbach is thrilled to bring her expansive love of theatre and FUN to the Center for the very first time! A recent Midwestern expat, she has previously enjoyed teaching theatre with the Lake Country Playhouse Academy (Hartland, WI) and Hope Academy (Decatur, IL). Her license to “thrill” - a BFA in Acting from Millikin University - has given her a strong variety of skills to help bring creative awareness and lively learning through theatrical collaboration. You may also spy her frolicking about Messina in the Center's production of Much Ado About Nothing, opening in June! She enthusiastically looks forward to helping you enhance your natural theatricality this summer!

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at