1/22/2018 - 3/12/2018
Location: Campus for Imagination and Wonder, 900 S. Mitchell Dr., Tempe 85281
Thundering footsteps climb the stairs. Do you race downstairs or leap out the window? The classic interactive form of storytelling comes to life in this collaborative theatre-making class.
In addition to the engaging theme, during this class students will learn more about playwriting and adapting material to the stage. Taking an existing “story”, students will explore the process of adapting it into a theatrical performance. This may include improvisation, writing, devising, or other collaborative methods. The original material developed by the class will be included in their sharing at the last class on March 12th.
In addition to developing skills as a performer, participants will have behind the scenes experiences for Childsplay’s production process including attending performances at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Class tuition includes tickets for these homeschool performances:
Additional tickets for caregivers, family or friends may be purchased for these shows at special homeschool field trip rates.
The course culminates with an informal sharing of material created by the students during the eight-week course. The class accommodates a variety of skill levels, and students do not need previous theatre experience to enjoy this course.
Students do not need to have taken previous theatre classes to succeed in this course.
Caleb Crawford is thrilled to be part of the Childsplay ensemble. Caleb first began teaching theatre with MoezArt Productions in 2013 and has taught drama with Dream City Church, Cornerstone Church, and the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Directing credits include You’re...Charlie Brown, Charlotte’s Web, and Robin Hood, (MoezArt Productions). Favorite acting credits include the 24-Hour Theatre Project in the 2016 Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals (Phoenix Theatre), Valentine in Mary Poppins (Dream City Church), a Wickersham Brother in Seussical, Mendel in Fiddler on the Roof, and the title role in Sherlock Holmes: A Grand Cataclysm (MoezArt Productions). Caleb hopes someday to use drama as a vehicle of healing in the lives of abused children. Caleb is pursuing an AAFA in Theatre from Paradise Valley Community College and hopes to transfer into Grand Canyon University to complete a BA in Theatre Education.