Theatre Voyagers provides students with a wide-ranging, holistic theatrical experience with the opportunity to work as playwrights, actors, directors, and designers. Under the guidance of their Teaching Artist, students will create an original adaptation of a myth, story or legend. The play they create is entirely their own from beginning to end. Students write the play, stage it, and rehearse it throughout the week. This camp will culminate in a performance, or “sharing” on Friday in our main auditorium.
Theatre Voyagers provides students with a solid introduction to the elements of drama as they learn how a play is structured, while giving them complete ownership of their creation.
Theatre Voyagers work on:
• Understanding basic dramatic structure
• Improvising and writing effective dialogue
• Developing engaging characters and relationships as playwrights
• Editing a script for efficient storytelling
• Learning stage directions and theatre vocabulary
• Understanding story structure and plot development
• Using loud, clear voices
• Moving as a specific character
• Imagining and creating soundscapes/stage pictures that develop the world of the play
• Working as an ensemble
• Exercising discipline as they work toward the goal of the show
• Having 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.