With their Teaching Artist, students will adapt a storybook into a play by adding sound, movement, dialogue, and creative staging. They will help the teacher stage the play then rehearse throughout the week. This camp will culminate in a performance, or “sharing” on Friday at 3 pm in our main auditorium.
At this level, the teaching artist is part of the play to ensure a safe, confident performance environment.
Junior Theatre Voyagers focuses on teaching very important basic acting skills. Students will learn to use the three primary tools of an actor, the voice, body, and imagination, to create characters on stage. They will learn how to take their own creative impulses and ideas and commit to those ideas through the creation of a play as an ensemble.
Additionally, the students will develop collaborative and social skills that allow them to contribute personally while honoring the ideas of their cast-mates.
Junior Theatre Voyagers students learn how to:
- Use loud, clear voices
- Move as a specific character
- Follow stage directions and learn theatre vocabulary
- Improvise dialogue
- Imagine and create soundscapes/stage pictures that develop the world of the play
- Understand story structure and plot development
- Work as an ensemble
- Exercise discipline as they work toward the goal of the show
- Have an absolute blast
NCT’s focus is always the healthy development of young people. We believe that the skills that students learn in the process of creative play will serve them in their everyday lives as well as provide a foundation if they choose to continue to more theatre work (which we hope they do!).
All classes this summer are designed to be repeated. Like actors working on new scripts, students will explore a different story and will create new shows through exercises, games, and activities each week.
NCT offers free extended care for our families. Before Care opens at 7:30 am and After Care closes at 5:30 pm. You can add this service during registration or on a day-to-day basis during the camp week. Extended care consists of supervised unstructured free time. Students are welcome to bring a book or electronic device (that NCT is not responsible for). Additionally, NCT provides coloring sheets, board games, marble towers, etc for students who are interested. Also, during after care, we will also have a daily option of a G or PG-rated children’s movie playing as an activity choice.
*There may be two sections of this class. If participating with a friend/sibling (of the same age) and you would like them in the same class, please indicate this in the “friend request” question during registration. If you would prefer the sibling be in another section of the class (if possible), please indicate in that field.