Tween Theater Club is just for kids ages 10-13! 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 2017 Schedule
All meetings are at the Story Theater Company rehearsal space, 615 S. Dayton Ave, Suite 125, with social time at 3:30 pm and workshop from 4-6 pm. Dates and descriptions are below.
|February 11, 2017||Tween: Actor Training from the Beginning: Psychological Realism and Stanislavsky’s “System”
Psychological Realism, Objectives, Tactics, Script Analysis, Honesty: We’ve heard these phrases that seem to dominate modern theatre, but what exactly do they mean? Join us as we dive into the life, theory, and method of Constantin Stanislavsky and how his work has shaped global, American, and STC’s theatre.
|March 18, 2017||Tween: A Tale Told Through Time: Theatre, Time, and Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints
Tempo, Duration, Kinesthetic Response, and Repetition: Anne Bogart, author of The Viewpoints Book, laid out four ways of using time to create worlds and characters in theatre. Through exercises and experimentation, we will use her methods to manipulate time as an element of storytelling.
|April 15, 2017||Tween: An Art for All Senses: Dance and Music in the Theatre
Throughout history, theatre has managed to encompass all different art forms--visual, aural, poetic--into one, sensational medium. Join us as we explore the history of dance and music in theatre, how the three performance arts influence and interwine with one another, and how we can use these elements to enhance both spectacle and honesty in our storytelling.
|May 13, 2017||Tween: Not Acting, Reacting! The Art of the Monologue
Theatre artists strive to prioritize the ensemble over the individual and collaboration over solo success. With these values in mind, how do we effectively approach monologues, which are solo endeavors? We encounter the monologue in auditioning, variety shows, and full productions. In May’s Tween Club meeting, we will use partner work and Stanislavskian methods to ensure that even monologues stay grounded in honest reaction.
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 10-13 are welcome! 13-year-olds can also choose to attend our Teen Theater Club as well! Click here to download the consent form. This form must be filled out and returned to participate in the Tween Theater Club.