Youth Theatre Classes
The Spring 2017 Youth Theatre Workshop is a play writing class for students in Middle School, grades 5-8, who like writing plays and being in plays. Students can write a play of their own, or work with other students. I’ll start with an opening scene, and we’ll take off from there. Class meets on Thursdays, 5:30-7:00, April 20 – May 25. We’ll have a presentation of our plays on the last day of class. Cost is $55 per student. Please register by calling Jean at the CLC Community Theatre box off, 218-855-8199. Leave a message if no one is in the office. Thanks!
Mary Aalgaard and her company Play off the Page will be offering Youth Theatre Classes and Writing Workshops in the Brainerd lakes area in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Classes are held at Central Lakes College Theaters. You can register by calling Jean at the CLC Community Theatre Box Office, 218-855-8199. You can also keep up to date on class offerings and highlights from classes by liking Play off the Page Facebook page.
Fall 2016 Theatre Classes
Theatre Thursdays! We are offering Theatre workshops for kids in grades 1-4 and 5-8 on Thursdays, September 22 – November 10, 2016.
Elementary Group, grades 1-4, will meet from 4:00-5:00 at the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. We’ll be writing a script together with the theme of Fall, Harvest, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Millie and Willie have a bumper crop in their straw bale garden. They need the neighborhood kids to help them with the harvest. While they’re picking potatoes, and gathering tomatoes, the kids tell jokes, sing songs, plan their Halloween costumes and Thanksgiving party. The students will write their own play under the guidance of playwright Mary Aalgaard and her assistants.
Middle School Group, grades 5-8, will meet from 5:30-7:00 at the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. The Middle School class will also write a play together using the themes of Fall, Harvest, and the holidays. We will take some time in the beginning sessions to develop characters and write a script, including scenes that individuals and small groups create.
We will meet on Thursdays, except for October 20 (MEA break), and will have a final performance on the last day of class for friends and family, free and open to the public. The cost of the class is $50 per student. Please stop by or call the CLC box office during workday hours (Please leave a message if it’s after hours. They will get back to you.) 218-855-8199. Please contact Mary if you have further questions. 218-232-6069, email@example.com.
Summer 2016 Theatre Classes and Writing Workshops
June 13-17, 2016, Theatre Workshops
Students entering grades 1-4, will meet 9:00-11:00 am. Students will create characters and write an original script under the guidance of playwright Mary Aalgaard.
The theme for the Summer Theatre Class is A Summer Camp at the Lakes. Perhaps they will have a little mystery and mayhem. We will also have some art projects and decorating t-shirts. We will have a performance on the last day of class. $20 non-refundable fee
Students entering grades 5-9, will meet from noon-2:00. Students will create characters and write an original script about being in an adventure camp. We will also have some set design, painting, and designing t-shirts. We will have a performance on the last day of class. $20 non-refundable fee.
June 20-24, 2016, Writing Workshop, 10:00-noon
Students entering 5th-12th grade are welcome to come work on their writing projects. The emphasis will be on play writing, but other writing is also encouraged. We will do some writing together as well as reading and offering feedback to other writers.
Both writers and actors can attend this workshop. Actors can help read parts, set up scenes, and offer feedback. We will have a public reading on the last day of class. $20 non-refundable fee.
Highlights from Previous Workshops
Highlights from the Middle School Group
Fairy Tales and Medieval Times