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Theatre Voyagers
6/24-6/28

Monday - Friday | 9AM-3PM

All Extended Care is FREE
Before Care opens at 7:30AM
After Care closes at 5:30PM

Theatre Voyagers
6/24-6/28

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.

Learn more about NCT’s Teaching Philosophy: https://nashvillechildrenstheatre.org/teaching-philosophy/

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.

Check out our NEW Summer Camp Guide! This guide has our camp logistics, FAQs, and policies all in one handy-dandy document.

Dates

June 24-28, 2024

ages

8–9

Class length

9am-3pm

Cost

$335

Register for this Class

Space is limited for this class. Please don’t hesitate and register today!

Every Child Belongs Here

Our Drama School continually strives to learn and grow as the world changes in relation to access and inclusion practices. Here are just a few of the ways we accommodate every student.

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Informed Teachers

All Teaching Artists have continued training on inclusion, implicit bias, and trauma-informed practices.

Sensory Regulation

Classrooms have ‘calm corners’ where students can regulate if activities become over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones and fidget tools are also available. All students also have access to visit our Sensory Room with a staff member.

Attention Aids

Visual class schedules are utilized so students know what to expect each day. We also use visual time timers to help students with time-management.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written agreements. Students help with the creation of and thus understand classroom behavioral expectations.

Inclusive Nametags

Nametags are printed using the class color as well as listing the color names for colorblind students. Additionally, student and teacher pronouns are listed on all nametags.

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Informed Teachers

All Teaching Artists are have continued training on inclusion, implicit bias, and trauma-informed practices.

Sensory Regulation

Classrooms have ‘calm corners’ where students can regulate if activities become over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones and fidget tools are also available. All students also have access to visit our Sensory Room with a staff member.

Attention Aids

Visual class schedules are utilized so students know what to expect each day. We also use visual time timers to help students with time-management.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written agreements so students help with the creation of and understand classroom behavioral expectations.

Inclusive Nametags

Nametags are printed using the class color as well as listing the color names for colorblind students. Additionally, student and teacher pronouns are listed on all nametags.

A class Social Story can be found below to help navigate our classes. A Social Story is a tool to help improve a child’s understanding of expectations during an unfamiliar event and were originally designed to support neurodivergent students. However, this can be a useful tool for any student who is unsure about what to expect from a new experience. We share these resources to make NCT classes inclusive for ALL students.

We invite you to learn more about all of our accessibility and inclusion practices as well as our departmental teaching philosophy.

NCT Scholarships

We believe that all young people in Middle Tennessee deserve access to high-quality arts programming. NCT offers scholarships, ticket discounts and more.

Got questions?

Policies, logistics, locations, and times, we’ve answered our family’s most common questions on our FAQ page Have a question not listed? Contact our team.

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