7/20/2020 - 7/31/2020
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Campus for Imagination and Wonder, 900 S. Mitchell Dr., Tempe 85281
Price: $420 (early bird $399 before March 1)
Taught by Debra K. Stevens
Inspired by the book and stage adaptation, In Deconstruction Zone students delve into the novel Holes by Louis Schafer and explore it from different perspectives. Taught by Childsplay Associate Artist, Debra K. Stevens this is a unique master class for acting, directing and playwriting skills. In class, participants perform scenes, devise new material and dive into character development. Perfect for actors, writers and creative thinkers who want to explore the dangerous world of growing up. Themes for exploration include redemption, social justice, punishment, and equality. This program culminates with a performance showcase for friends and families on the final day of class. Although some previous experience with Holes (book and/or film) is helpful, it is not necessary for participation in the class. Copies of the book will be available to all participants in Deconstruction Zone.
Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten- pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.
Although some previous experience with Holes (either book or play) is helpful, it is not necessary for participation in this class. Copies of the book will be available for all Deconstruction Zone participants to use.