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!
This summer’s Tween Club instructors are Gerrit VanDyk and Julia VanDyk.
Summer 2019 Tween Clubs
Join us Tuesday, June 11 for our summer Teen & Tween Club Kickoff!
Come for social time at 6:30 pm and stay for an epic night of theater fun from 7 to 9 pm.
Starting June 18, join us weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm for Tween Club!
- Time: Social time at 6:30 pm and workshop 7:00 pm–9:00 pm.
- Dates (Tuesdays): June 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30; and August 6.
(No clubs the week of July 4th.)
- 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 10-13 are welcome! 13-year-olds can also choose to attend our Teen Theater Club as well!
- 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 – Summer 2019
June 11: Summer Kickoff!
A night of Tween & Teen Club theater fun to start the summer off right.
June 18: No Humans Allowed
You spend most (well, probably all) of your life being a human. But sometimes on stage, you need to be something else! This club is all about non-human characterization. Join us in using voice and body techniques to create animals, aliens, places, and more!
June 25: Scenic Painting
Scenic design is a creative and magical way to help bring stage productions to life. In this club, we’ll tackle the different painting tricks and techniques used to drastically transform the stage into the world of your play. WEAR CLOTHES YOU CAN GET PAINT ON.
July 9: Listen & Create: Ensemble Building
Together with your fellow actors, you have the power to create entire worlds! Through games and exercises, we’ll learn the true meaning of the word ‘ensemble’ and how to listen and work effectively as a team. By the end of the night, we’ll use our skills to make some truly wonderful creations!
July 16: The Power of Staging
How do strong stage pictures affect the power of your story? How can you decide which picture is the strongest? And what changes if you move your play to a different type of stage? We’ll tackle these questions and play with staging techniques in this possibility-packed club.
July 23: What’s Your Status?
Ever noticed how many different types of characters there are in some stories? It’d be pretty boring if they all lived exactly the same lives, with exactly the same personalities. But who has the authority in telling the story? How can you tell? This club will explore some characterization techniques you might not have thought about before.
July 30: Room For Improv-ment
Performing a scene without any given lines can be nerve wracking – but not if you have the right tools for the job! In this club, we’ll take a dive into the improv toolbox to explore the use of comic timing, effective communication, and teamwork in a hilarity-filled night that will equip actors with all the essentials needed for a confident improv stage presence.
Aug. 6: The Magic of Mime
An actor’s voice can be one of their most powerful tools. So what happens when you take it away? This night is all about how to use your body, your surroundings, musical soundtracks, and basically anything that isn’t your voice in order to create comedy, drama, and action in short scenes!