The Arts Partnership’s Youtheatre program is offering age-appropriate theatre workshops in its “So You Want to be a STAR?” series on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The workshops offer area youth currently in grades 1-12 age-appropriate theatrical instruction and includes a presentation to family and friends at 12:15 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Great Room, located at 2330 S. Main St. in Findlay. The workshops are as follows:
• Students in grades 9-12 — “Directing 101″ with Julie Lane. Students will learn basic beginning steps to directing from reading and understanding a script, to the creative process of blocking, and how to work with and communicate their vision to actors. For the second half of the workshop the class will team up with the “Acting Out” participants to put newly-learned directorial skills to the test with a short performance.
• Students in grades 6-8 — “How to be a Real Actor” with Jim Toth. The goal of this workshop is to introduce middle school students to the world of a more intense and demanding production/rehearsal process such as character development, diction, projection and stage presence.
• Students in grades 4-5 — “Acting Out” with Lindsay Taylor. In this workshop, students will learn the skills required to survive on stage including auditioning, basic blocking and how to work with a director. For the second half of the workshop the class will team up with the high school “Directing 101″ workshop participants to put new skills to the test with a short performance.
• Students in grades 1-3 — “Can you Make a Sock Sing?” with Craig VanRenterghem and Ashley Carey. Students will learn basic beginning steps to singing and movement and how they work together on stage. For the second half of the workshop students will create a puppet and talk about character voices and story building. (Space is very limited for this workshop.)
Space is limited to 20 students in each grade range and all participants must pre-register. Registrations are due by Thursday, Jan. 16 at The Arts Partnership office. The cost for each workshop is $25. For more information or to register, visit www.artspartnership.com or contact Peggy Grandbois, education director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-422-3412, ext. 3. The Arts Partnership is located at 618 S. Main St., Findlay. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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