Beowulf Alley Announces
Special Recess Day Mini-Session for TUSD Rodeo Days Recess and After-School Program!
(Tucson, AZ) ActingKids@the Alley, Beowulf Alley’s innovative program for young people ages nine through seventeen, has launched an after-school program and special recess day programs called “pods”. All activities will take place at the theatre at 11 South 6th Avenue, 85701, downtown between Broadway and Congress.
The first pod, Playwriting Jam, will be held on February 25th and 26th, 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Rodeo Recess. Kids will be teamed in small groups, given a set of parameters, and each team will be challenged to write a short (about 10 minutes) play together. The next day they will come back, get cast in each other’s plays, and rehearse and perform them (script in hand) in front of an audience!
Sessions 1 and 2 will take place in March. A trio of distinct three-week sessions is planned, with two 90-minute classes per week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday; 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.). Each session will highlight one particular aspect of the actor’s craft, from creative movement, to verbal proficiency, and finally to a session on Shakespeare for the 21st century. Students may attend all sessions and pods, or pick-and-choose among the offerings according to availability and family budget.
According to Dave Sewell, Youth Program Director, the upcoming program’s mission is to “create a performance-based learning experience that will provide our participants with a fun, expressive outlet; develop valuable skills through collaboration and creative interaction; foster awareness and sensitivity; and instill an appreciation and love of the art of Theatre.”
Sewell is a Theatre graduate of the University of California, Riverside, and has been actively involved in all phases of Theatre for over 35 years. “What sets our program apart,” explains Sewell, “is that we provide the same training adult actors would be expected to receive, but in an age-appropriate setting. We’re not looking to train ‘stars;’ we’re looking for kids who are interested in learning the value of the arts in developing creative thinking and teamwork, having fun, and meeting new friends.
Whether your child is new to theatre or an old stagehand, all are welcome at ActingKids@the Alley! Classes are filling fast, so reserve your place today!
We will create a performance-based learning experience that will provide our participants with a fun, expressive outlet; develop valuable lifetime skills through collaboration and creative interaction; foster awareness and sensitivity; and instill an appreciation and love of the art of Theatre.
For full details, click “Learning at the Alley” on the Beowulf home page: www.beowulfalley.org, or call the theatre at (520) 622-4460 for more information.
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