Drama Classes

Diary of a ..... Kid

Multi-Week Class, Half-Day

Age 8-12

7/19/2021 - 7/23/2021
Weekdays

Tell your story and take inspiration from some popular literary "misfits".

Location: Campus of Imagination and Wonder 900 S. Mitchel Drive Tempe AZ

Price: $175 (early bird pricing $166 before March 31st)

"Wimpy Kid" Greg filled his with emotive stick figures, Nikki's "Dork Diaries" illustrates her frustrations and Omar the "Trouble Magnet" diagramed his misadventures. What will you put in the book about you? Through dramatzing the tales of popular literary "misfits", students explore how to tell their own stories. kills in this adventure using the magic of drama and imagination!


These theatre camps target interests of fourth to seventh-grade students and focus on specific topics that participants explore in depth. Lessons for this age group concentrate on acting and performance skills in addition to exploration of theme and story. The week culminates with an informal sharing of material developed and performed by the students. Classes accommodate a variety of skill levels, and students do not need previous drama experience to succeed in and enjoy this course.

 

What if my child hasn't read the book (or seen the tv show/film) which inspired the class? 
Theme classes pull inspiration from material popular with young people. However, detailed knowledge of the source material is not required. In theme classes, students do not reenact the story or perform a play. Instead, the book is a framework to launch new stories devised by the class. For example in Hogwarts Summer School, students develop original young wizard characters studying at the famous school and imagine what else may happen in this universe. Children who haven't read the books or seen the films can imagine the possible challenges facing a young person with magical abilities and contribute to the creation of the new material. Everyone enjoys participating, even if they are not a fan of the source material. In fact, sometimes they bring fresh eyes to the topic and infuse original ideas into the group work. 
Please note; spoilers are possible.  Although accessible to students with varying experience with the theme, young people who are fans of the topic will enjoy discussing it. We encourage students not to reveal spoilers, but a young person who's read the sixth "Dog Man" graphic novel may not be able to contain themselves! 

What if my child hasn't read the book (or seen the tv show/film) which inspired the class? 


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