YOUNG HATS! | Student Theatre Workshops
ACTING SHAKESPEARE STUDIO for 5th-8th Graders PRESIDENT'S WEEK, February 20-24 & SPRING BREAK, April 10-14
Old Hat is thrilled to announce new Acting Shakespeare Workshops for 5th-8th graders!
Open to students in grades 5th-8th, these week-long intensives cover a range of performance skills, from dance and movement to speech and voice, and provide a strong foundation for reading and playing Shakespeare. Students learn Shakespeare scenes and monologues and devise a performance for the final day of class, incorporating techniques they learn throughout the week.
Elizabeth Sutton-Stone and Caity Richards each have over 20 years training in a range of performing arts, and over 8+ years experience as Teaching Artists. They have devised this program to answer a need for challenging, exciting, multi-disciplinary student programming.
Each workshop is tailored to fit each particular group of students. So all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome, from the timid first-timer to the Shakespeare enthusiast! We offer a rich and exciting introduction to Shakespeare and Performance. Our goal is to help young artists unlock and hone their creative powers.
MIDWINTER WORKSHOP Monday-Friday, February 20-24, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Performance at 12:00 noon, Friday, 2/24.
SPRING WORKSHOP Monday-Friday, April 10-14, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Performance at 12:00 noon, Friday, 4/14.
TUITION $325/week - $100 deposit is due with the registration. The balance is due by the first day of class.
$80/day - Take single classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays. It's a great way to try it out!
Thursdays and Fridays are open only to full-week students, as we rehearse for our performance.
SUPPLIES All class materials will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring a notebook.
SNACK/RECESS Students must bring their own snacks. There will be two breaks, including free play outdoors (weather permitting).
TEACHING ARTISTS Yale grads, Elizabeth Sutton-Stone and Caity Richards both have 20+ years training in a variety of performing arts and 8+ years experience as teaching artists. Learn more about them here.
LOCATION Midwinter Break Workshop will be held at ART/NY's South Oxford Space (138 South Oxford St.) in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Spring Break Workshop will be held at Dancewave Studio (45 4th Ave.) in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Sample Daily schedule:
8:30 DROP OFF – Reading, writing, stretching, drawing
9:00 OPENING CIRCLE – Plan for the day, Group rules, Bonding games
9:15 WARM UP – Physical and vocal warm up exercises
9:30 PERFORMANCE – Lessons in Movement, Voice, Dance, Improvisation, Speech, Character
10:30 TEXT – Lessons in Rhyme, Rhythm, Imagery, Iambic Pentameter, Blank Verse
11:15 SPECIAL LESSON - Music, Foley Sound, Light Design, Shakespeare Performance History, Elizabethan Dance
11:45 COLLABORATION - Exercises and games joining performance and text.
12:15 CLOSING CIRCLE