Tween Theater Club is just for kids ages 9-12! Come join in the fun as our dedicated instructors provide an evening of fun to improve acting and improv skills, memorization, and listening. Every meeting is sure to be a blast!
Spring 2020 Tween Clubs
- Time: Social time at 3:00 pm and workshop 3:30 pm–5:30 pm.
- Dates (Saturdays):
January 18February 15March 7April 11May 2
- All meetings are at the Story Theater Company rehearsal space, 615 S. Dayton Ave, Suite 133.
- A fee of $10 for the workshops will be collected upon arrival.
- All tweens ages 9-12 are welcome!
- Pre-registration is not required.
- Parents of new participants will be asked to provide an Activity Authorization form. This 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.
Tween Club Schedule Topics – Spring 2020
January 18th (Theater Club Special Event)
Theatre Makers as Change Makers: Theatre for Social Change
Led by Allyson Goodman and Vivian Cook
For the first theatre club of 2020, teens AND tweens are invited to a joint club at 3:30 to explore how theatre can tell the stories of social and environmental justice that matter most to you and your community! Then, all teens and tweens are invited to a FREE performance of Iowa State University’s Iowa Odyssey (or How We Got to Here) at 7 p.m., which is a devised theatre piece that tells local stories of immigration. After the show, STC instructors, teens, and tweens will discuss the performance and how it relates to theatre for social change!
Tween and Teen Club at Story Theater Company: 3:30-5:30, with social time at 3:00
Iowa Odyssey performance and discussion at Fisher Theater: 6:30-9:00
While we recommend attending both events for maximum fun and discovery, you are certainly welcome to attend either one or the other, if you’d like. Attendees are responsible for own transportation. An STC instructor will meet teens and tweens at Fisher Theater. Questions about this event? Contact our managing director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions: Building Brave and Bold Choices
Led by Lena Menefee-Cook and Allyson Goodman
Auditions and callbacks can be intimidating and nerve-wracking, but they are also a great way to experiment with bold choices, build confidence, have fun, and share your love for performance! This Saturday, we’ll explore auditions in a stress-free environment with cold-reading exercises, quick-thinking character games, and more!
Generosity and Creativity for Performers: Improv Comedy!
Led by Olivia Griffth and Zoey Lazere
It’s improv time again at STC! With two simple words, “Yes, and…,” the #1 rule of improv is formed. Whether you are an improv veteran or have never done improv before, we know you’re ready to join us for this night of improv games galore! Learn new improv principles and games, improve your skills as an improv comedian and as an actor, and have a blast! All it takes is listening, saying “yes” to your team members’ ideas, and building on the characters and worlds we imagine together!
From the Ground Up: Creating a New World
Led by Zoey Lazere and Allyson Goodman
Introducing, theatrical design…with a twist! We will be focusing on how different designs can change a performance and the audience’s perception completely. Join us for an experimental experience in a brand new world, created by you.
The Triple Threat: Dance Edition!
Led by Olivia Griffith and Vivian Cook
Join us for the last club of Spring 2020! So maybe you love musical theatre, and you think it’s pretty fun. But when it comes to dancing, you’re not super confident. Sound like you? Come hang out with us tonight and banish all those fears! We’ll learn some essentials, tips and tricks, and a sample routine, so you can have the confidence to make your next dance audition a blast!