Drama Classes

The Emerald Heist

Play Marathon Online or In-Person

1 Week Class, Half-Day

3/8/2021 - 3/12/2021
Weekdays

10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Join us this Spring Break for an Online OR In-Person expereience!

Monday, March 8th - Friday, March 12th

 

Online Class Details

Age: 10-15

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 AM

Price: $125

Sharing Time: Friday March 12th at 10 AM

 

In-Person Class Details

Age: 10-15

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Price: $175

Limited In-Person Sharing Time: Friday, March 12th at 12:00 PM

 

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Performance Workshop is an opportunity for students to learn a short non-musical play in a week. While the final presentation has limited scenic elements, participants will gain experience with auditioning, blocking, script analysis, character development, and performance.


About the Play Emerald Heist: Can we believe the shameless Thief that he didn’t snatch the emerald? Or could the culprit be the pretentious Jeweler, the selfish Curator, or perhaps even a member of the audience? The intrepid Marshal will interrogate cast and audience alike until dessert and justice are served. This show is full of surprises that will have audience members on their feet — or in handcuffs! The first-class dining car on a passenger train provides a wonderful setting to meet Mrs. Winston, an incredibly generous person. Her latest selfless acts include upgrading the coach tickets of a hungry young couple who has sneaked into the dining car and allowing a small museum to exhibit her famed Rockefeller Emerald ring. In fact, she’s on the train to personally deliver the emerald to the museum. But when a thief attempts to steal the emerald only to announce that it’s already missing, the situation quickly goes offtrack! Even worse, it seems the guards have been killed by a person or persons unknown.

 

 Register New Student Register Returning Student

Performance Workshop is an opportunity for students to learn a short non-musical play in a week. While the final presentation has limited scenic elements, participants will gain experience with auditioning, blocking, script analysis, character development, and performance.
About the Play Emerald Heist: Can we believe the shameless Thief that he didn’t snatch the emerald? Or could the culprit be the pretentious Jeweler, the selfish Curator, or perhaps even a member of the audience? The intrepid Marshal will interrogate cast and audience alike until dessert and justice are served. This show is full of surprises that will have audience members on their feet — or in handcuffs! The first-class dining car on a passenger train provides a wonderful setting to meet Mrs. Winston, an incredibly generous person. Her latest selfless acts include upgrading the coach tickets of a hungry young couple who has sneaked into the dining car and allowing a small museum to exhibit her famed Rockefeller Emerald ring. In fact, she’s on the train to personally deliver the emerald to the museum. But when a thief attempts to steal the emerald only to announce that it’s already missing, the situation quickly goes offtrack! Even worse, it seems the guards have been killed by a person or persons unknown.
Hello 9:30
Name, Pronouns & Q of the day
What is your favorite thing about Ms. Kendra and being in her class?
Review Class rules & procedures
Warm Up 9:45
Stretch
Face
Tongue Twisters
Zombie/Categories
Transitions: What did you notice about that game? What made it hard?
Sometimes thinking on your feet can be tricky. As actors who do live performances, we have to be ready for anything! We have to stay in character and keep the story moving.
Have you ever covered up a mistake in a performance before?
Whenever we have to cover something up and think on our feet. It’s called improvising or improvisation. Does anyone know what that means? It’s acting without a script.
In fact, improv is so popular that it’s even its own form of entertainment today. Have any of you ever been to an improv show?
Chances are, if you’ve done an acting class before, you’ve done improv. But today we’re gonig to go over the basics.
First we’re going to use our imaginations with and pantomime with a game called park bench.
Activities 10:05
Park Bench
Discuss tactics and stakes
Worlds Words
Discuss quick thinking
Break 10:30
Activities Cont. 10:35
Party Quirks
Discuss embodying a character
3 Line scenes
Movement
Establishes relationship
Problem
Solution
New People, new problem
Discuss foundational improv
Commedia/Devising/Long Form