Summer Performing Arts @Home
Summer Performing Arts @Home 2020
More Information And Details Will Be Added Soon. Registration Opens Early June!
Performing Arts Showcase
AGE Range: 4th-8th Grade (aprox. 10-14 yrs)
Instructor: Katie Speed
The Performing Arts @ Home Summer Program is based on a bi-weekly themed theater experience that culminates in students contributing their part to a virtual showcase. At the end of the summer the culmination showecase will have work of all weeks of the program. Different weeks offer different opportunities for learning and experimenting in the performing arts.
Session 1: July 6-17: Theme - Monologues - Write and perform your own short monologue! Don’t want to write? That’s ok! Katie will help you to select an appropriate monologue. Through communication with Katie through google classroom and one live coaching session, you will write/select, rehearse, and eventually film your monologue, which will become part of the final virtual showcase. (Limits: maximum enrollment = 8)
Session 2: July 20-31: Theme - Dance - Learn a short dance combination, taught to you via videos that you can watch and learn in your own time frame, and film yourself performing the combination. These videos will be put together to create a virtual ensemble performance, which will become part of the final virtual showcase. (Limits: minimum 5, maximum 15)
Session 3: August 3-14: Theme - Improv - Students will attend three live virtual sessions via Zoom where we will discuss and practice various improv techniques. In the fourth session, we will record our live session, play a couple of improv games, and feature them in our final virtual showcase. (Limits: Minimum 5, maximum 15)
Session 4: August 17-28: Theme - Music - Learn a song from a musical, taught to you via videos and recordings that you can watch/listen to and learn in your own time frame, and film yourself performing the song. These videos will be put together to create a virtual ensemble performance, which will become part of the final virtual showcase. (Limits: minimum 5, maximum 15)
REGISTRATION: Opens Early June!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Katie Speed is a theatre educator and teaching artist living in Jamaica Plain, MA. She holds a BA in Theatre Education (Acting Concentration) from Emerson College, an MA in Applied Theatre (Drama in the Community and Drama Education) from the Royal School of Speech and Drama in London, and an MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently teaches drama at Wellesley Middle School, but she has taught students as young as age four all the way through high school. Katie is also a performer and director in the Boston area. She most recently appeared as Myrtle Mae Simmons in the Footlight Club’s production of Harvey and looks forward to returning to the stage in the Riverside Theatre Works production of Beauty and the Beast in March 2021.