Teen Theater Club provides teens 13-18 the opportunity to work on acting techniques, improv skills, fun, and also a few surprises.
Summer 2017 Teen Clubs
Starting in June, join us for weekly Teen Club, led by Vivian Cook and Julia VanDyk.
We will kick off the summer with a combined Club evening for Teens and Tweens on Tuesday, June 6.
Teen Club will meet weekly on Thursday evenings, beginning June 15.
- Social time at 6:30 pm and workshop 7:00-9:00 pm.
- Dates: June 6 (Tuesday) with Tween Club
June 15, 22, 29; July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10
All meetings are at the Story Theater Company rehearsal space, 615 S. Dayton Ave, Suite 125, with social time at 6:30 pm and workshop from 7-9 pm.
Would you like to provide snacks for the teen club? We would be most grateful, and your fee will be waived on the day your provide snacks. Get all the details and sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044cafac22a1f49-tween1
Teen Club Schedule – Summer 2017
|Double Ensemble Night
This unique night will bring together the combined creative energies of both Teen & Tween Club! Featuring an exciting variety of ensemble games, we’ll kick off the summer with imagination, hilarity, and the type of fun that comes with doing theater as a team.
|Elicit an Audience’s Gasps, Laughs, and Thrills: Illusion, Slapstick, and Stage Combat!
In theater, we often strive to create honest storytelling that engages and immerses our audiences. We want them to believe that what happens on stage is reality-- so illusion becomes an essential element of every performance. Join us this week at Teen Theater Club to experiment with some of the trickiest and most exciting illusions of all. Learn how to (safely) choreograph theatrical fights for both drama and comedy!
Tonight’s Teen Club will challenge all participants to dive into theatrical design and build a world out of trash. We’ll explore the design process together and then put it to practice by transforming recycled materials galore into props, costumes, and scenery!
|YES! And . . . ???
It’s time to get inventive and think on your feet! This week we’re exploring the principles of improv and learning to build stories without a script. How do you create strong settings, situations, and characters on the fly? What happens when storylines take sudden turns? Get ready to have some unpredictable fun in a supportive, humorous environment!
|Unite, Create, and Conquer!
How do we build trust and partnership while also building worlds and stories together? How do we challenge and support one another? And how can that commitment help lead us to discoveries about ourselves and our stories? At tonight’s Teen Club, we will get to know each other, play lots of games, experiment with some improv, and explore the creative power and possibilities that a strong ensemble can bring!
How do strong stage pictures affect the power of your story? How can you decide which picture is the strongest? And what if you blocked your play for a proscenium stage, but now you have to perform it in the round? We’ll tackle these questions and play with staging techniques in this possibility-packed night!
|A Day Without Humans
Leave your human nature at the door, folks. This week’s Teen Club is all about non-human characterization and storytelling. Get ready to manipulate your voices and physicality to create animals, robots, aliens, and more!
|Language is Key and Action is Power: Understanding Shakespearean Performance
Does Shakespeare amuse you? Impassion you? Confuse you? Scare you to death? Whatever the case may be, join us for a night filled with Twelfth Night, one of the Bard’s most popular comedies. We’ll practice prose and poetry and stage scenes as we try to unlock William Shakespeare’s language, stories, and worlds and connect them to our own.
|Inspiration to Creation
Craft an original group performance from the ground up in tonight’s open-ended workshop! With a prompt or two, a variety of materials, and whatever your imagination brings, we’ll explore a hands-on approach to devised theater creation.
A fee for the workshops of $10 will be collected upon arrival. Parents of new participants will be asked to provide an Activity Authorization form.
Pre-registration is not required. However, a medical release/photo consent form must be completed and signed by a parent prior to participating in the club. Parents can complete paperwork when dropping off participants at the first meeting, or complete the form in advance by downloading it from the website below.
All teens ages 13-18 are welcome!
This form must be filled out and returned to participate in the Teen Theater Club.
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