Children's Theater Classes


T his year SCP is doing two classes based on theatre exercises and shop experience. Group exercises or participation will be the foundation of the classes. The principle methods of learning will consist of acting exercises, theatre games, rehearsal, and shop work in costume, prop and scenery creation. Class one will be for children ages 7 to 11. Class one will focus on all aspects of theatre, design of lights, set and costume as well as acting and movement. This class will be taught by Sean Henson and Jeanna Hunter. Class two will be for children ages 10 to 13, will be taught by Gloria Dennison. Class two will focus on acting. Class will be held on Saturday morning from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. The class size will be 20 students per class. This will be an eight week class culminating in a Saturday afternoon performance of a children's theatre production appropriate for the class size, age, and ability. The children will be responsible for performance, as well as, pulling props, costumes and set pieces from SCP stock. Lighting would simply be whatever is hanging. Simplicity and what the children can create will be the focus. The children will be expected to perform and do the technical work of theatre.

R egistration will begin September 1st. The classes will start Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 9:00AM-noon and run through Saturday, November 3rd.

T he cost of this class would be $75.00 per student. A family discount of $10.00 per additional child. Scholarship funds available based on financial need.

F inal productions would be for the family, friends and community at large. General seating, photocopied program and no cost publicity. The charge would be $5.00 per person, child or adult.

T he classes will take place around the Stage Coach Player main stage productions. The focus is for the children to learn about theatre. They will focus on learning new skills such as acting and design but use their imagination to use what is available to make their production work.

F or additional information contact Gloria Dennison through the Stage Coach Players box office (815) 758-1940.

T o register please print and fill out the registration form which can be dropped off at the Stage Coach Players box office or mailed to Stage Coach Players, P.O. Box 511, 126 South 5th Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.