The purpose of this class is to empower and support creativity in young people through hands-on collaboration and practical production.
Your teen will be encouraged and challenged to trust their creative ideas, to share their voice, and to support others!
Each class will meet weekly for nine weeks as student writers work individually and as a creative ensemble to contribute constructive critical feedback and encouragement to one another as they all progress toward a public staged reading of their newly created works.
Students will learn and participate in brainstorming exercises and gain experience testing and developing creative ideas, learning the etiquette of providing feedback in the development of other scripts. They will also write and revise a short play and collaborate in casting and directing readings for public performance.
No previous writing experience is necessary. Some work outside of class is ideal but should not conflict with school or other activities. Workshop activities touch upon several content standards in Theater Arts and ELA for grades 6-12, and the collaborative creative experience will feature many of the factors identified by the American Psychological Association as promoting resilience, (i.e. positive view of oneself, confidence in skills & abilities; skills in communication and problem-solving, etc.)