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    Trickster Tales Session #2

    Grades 1-3
    • Rehearsal

      July 31-August 4

      Monday-Friday

      1:00pm-4:00pm

    • Performance

      Friday, August 4, 3:00pm

    Directed by Wiley Gorn

    Put on a play in a week! Students explore the trials and adventures of some of those crazy tricksters from many beloved stories such as Anansi the Spider, Raven, and Coyote while performing  and learning what it means to work as an ensemble. 

    • Cost

      $180

    • Enrollment

      Min: 8 Max 12

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    Story Drama

    Ages 3-5
    • Class Times

      July 31- August 4

      Monday-Friday

      9:30am-10:30am Session I

      11:00am-12:00pm Session II

    Directed by Rachael LeValley

    In each Story Drama class, a new book is thoroughly explored. With eagerness and joy, students use their voices, bodies, and imaginations to activate the characters, setting, and conflict of the story. They experiment with various tactics to solve the problem, reach a resolution, and reflect on the adventure. Students experience different viewpoints as they play characters, and develop ownership and a sense of accomplishment as they save the world week after week.

    • Cost

      $75

    • Enrollment

      Min: 6 Max: 8

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    Forest Lore: Dark Tales Told Through Puppetry

    6-12
    • Rehearsals

      August, 7- August, 17
      Monday-Thursday
      6:00pm-9:00pm
    • Tech

      August, 21- August, 24
      Monday-Thursday
      6:00pm-9:00pm

       

    • Performances

      Friday, August 25, 7:00pm
      Saturday, August 26, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
      Sunday, August 27, 2:00pm & 7:00pm

    Directed by Amy Escobar
    Written by Amy Escobar

    “Long before haunted houses existed, haunted woods circled the globe. Homer knew it. The Brothers Grimm knew it. In legend, all the great mythic quests of self-discovery begin with the hero entering a dark wood. Some journeys also end there.” ― Robert Dunbar, Dark Forest
    “It came from the woods. Most strange things do.” ― Emily Carroll, Through the Woods
    The Forest is the setting for the dark tales we will share. It is full of enchantments and wonders and we will journey through its twisting thorns and shadows, entering the home of blood-seekers, bone-crunchers and teeth that snap under full moons. We might find a path or lose our way… anything can happen in the woods…

    In Forest Lore, we will use multiple styles of puppetry (including shadow play, modified Bunraku and object manipulation) to tell fantastical stories and meet the many weird, wonderful and frightening creatures lurking in the woods. Puppetry incorporates physicality, voice work, and lots of teamwork. We will be improving our dexterity, specificity and character work, as well as using our imaginations to bring the impossible to life.

    • Cost

      $480

    • Enrollment

      Min. 10 Max: 15

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    Acting Technique

    Grades: 5-8
    • Class Times

      August 14-18

      Monday-Friday

      9:00am-12:00pm

       

    Directed by Malika Oyetimein

     

    Don’t have time to do a show but have been bitten by the acting bug? Develop your skills through improv, theater games, and scene study along with a professional theater director.

    • Cost

      $180

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    Outdoor Shakespeare and Stage Combat

    Grades: 7-10
    • Class times

      August 14- August 18

      Monday-Friday

      9:00am-3:00pm

    Directed by Ryan Higgins

    Get ready for an acting experience unlike any other. Come flex your Shakespeare muscles, textually and literally, in one of the most difficult acting arenas for performers: the outdoors. Ever wanted to watch Hermia and Helena throw punches? What if Lady Macbeth’s raven monologue was done while she was practicing broadsword drills? We’ll work on Shakespearean monologues, scenes, generative work, and combat, taking them to the trees and truly making the world your stage. Dress appropriately – rain or shine, the show must go on!

    • Cost

      $360

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    Spoken Word

    Grades 9-12
    • Class times

      August 21-August 25

      Monday-Friday

      9:00am-12:00pm

    Directed by Daemond Arrindell

    Spoken Word combines the craft of writing poetry with the skills of performance and storytelling and challenges the artist to tell stories in ways only they can. Through writing exercises, games, movement and analysis, participants will explore the possibilities of poetry and the power of their own words to bring what’s inside of them out into the light in ways they didn’t know they could.

     

    • Cost

      $180

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    Improv Our Way to Making a Play

    Ages 18-25, on autism spectrum or with other special needs
    • Class Times

      August 21-25

      1:00-4:00pm

    Directed by Mark Waldstein

    We’ll start by tossing some ideas around on Monday…play with them through the week, develop them…and by Friday, we’ll perform a world-premiere one-act play we’ve created together out of thin air! Previous stage experience is not necessary. Working together is the key, along with being open-minded and having a sense of adventure. It’s a moment in the spotlight for those who may not get the opportunity elsewhere – and a chance to work on social skills in a fun, creative atmosphere.

     

    *This class is for adults ages 18-25 who are on the autism spectrum or with other special needs. 

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    14/48: Summer Camp at North Seattle Community College

    Grades 9-12
    • Class times

      August 21 – 23

      9:00am-5:00pm

    • Performances

      August 22nd and August 23rd TBD

    Directed by Shawn Belyea and others

    Learn from professionals and collaborate with peers in this fast-paced instant theatre festival. The 14/48 Projects is dedicated to building community through radical artistic collaboration. For two days students work with local professional artists exploring the five core disciplines of 14/48; acting, directing, writing, music, and design. On the final day students will work together to create seven original 10 minute plays written, rehearsed, designed, scored, built and presented in one day.  14/48: Summer Camp provides students from all backgrounds the opportunity to come together to create powerful, relevant, student driven works of theater. 14/48 has received the Seattle Mayors Arts Award and a Teen Tix Teeny Award for student engagement.

    • PLEASE NOTE: Classes at North Seattle Community College
    • Cost

      $150

    • Enrollment

      Min: 20 Max: 50

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