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!
Summer 2017 Tween Clubs
Starting June 6, join us weekly on Tuesdays for Tween Club, led by Lena Menefee-Cook and Julia VanDyk.
We will kick off the summer with a combined Club evening for Tweens and Teens on Tuesday, June 6.
- Social time at 6:30 pm and workshop 7:00-9:00 pm
- Dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8
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 tween 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
Tween 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.
|Bring on the Battles - Stage Combat!
Ever wonder how actors create believable fights onstage? How do they trick us into believing it’s real without ever hurting themselves? Come to this week’s Tween Club to discover how you, too, can create realistic (and safe) battles. We will learn and practice basic stage combat and create our own short fight scenes to perform!
We welcome you to the ultimate Tween Club challenge: build a world out of trash. With two hours and a boatload of recycled materials, we’ll design our world of rubbish through sets, props, and costumes!
|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? At tonight’s Tween Club, we will get to know one another, play games, and explore what it means to create an ensemble of storytellers.
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 Tween Club is all about creating non-human characterization and storytelling. Get ready to use your voices and physicality to create animals, robots, aliens, and more!
What happens when we take classic stories and transform the characters, setting, or perspective? Find out this week in Tween Club as we manipulate well-known fairytales into stories of our own creation! We will play with narration, staging, and sound to create short, fractured fairytale performances.
|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 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.