New This Year—Saturday Workshops in January, March and April! See details below and reserve your child's spot now!
Questions? Email Lee Lee Newcomb, Director of Summer Programs.
Saturday, January 12
Choreography Workshop with Brandon Joseph
Age: 11-16 | Time: Time: 1-4 p.m. | Space: Black Box Theater | Cost: $45
This choreography workshop caters to the mover and shaker who is looking to format their choreography skills and experience. Dancers will learn how to jot movement from mind to paper and start manipulating space with solos, duets, and in groups. The dancer will explore how to choose music that is inspiring as well as appropriate for movement and will learn how music can influence the created dance. The workshop will conclude with a student sharing of the combinations of student-created movement that came together to create a modern and contemporary dance.
Brandon Joseph is a Kent Denver summer theater director, musical director, and choreographer.
Saturday, March 16
Improvisational Fun and Games -Twisting Fairy Tales with Lee Lee Newcomb
Age: 7-10 | Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Space: Black Box Theater | Cost: $45
Spend a morning exploring some old and new “twisted fairytales” through improvisational fun and games. Improvisation lets students play in the moment, connect, create, and discover through dialogue and movement while they explore their favorite fairy tales with a new twist. Using fairy tales old and new, students will uncover the perspectives, some of them warped, of their favorite characters.
What if the Beast really is a monster and Bell has attitude, or the Big, Bad Wolf isn’t quite so bad after all, or Cinderella turns out to be an obsessive liar, or the Frog Prince really wishes he had never been kissed. Actors will play wonderful stories from outrageously hilarious books like The True Story of the Three Little Pigs or The Prince Frog Continued. Students will create laughter-filled improvisations as they play their favorite characters from more than one point of view. This class is for creative, imaginative children who love to play, play, play.
Building Characters Through Improvisation with Lee Lee Newcomb
Age: 11-15 | Time: Time: 1-4 p.m. | Space: Black Box Theater | Cost: $45
Spend a Saturday afternoon honing your performance skills through improvisational activities, games, and scenes. Students will be challenged to explore various characters from villains to heroes to everyday people. Looking at various improvisational techniques, students will development authentic characters and relationships and learn the important fundamentals of rehearsing in a supportive, non-judgemental and playful environment.
Students will learn the fundamentals of how to build characters through physical, verbal, and movement-based improvisation. Laughter, problem solving, creative thinking, and a willingness to play for the sheer joy of “playing” is key to ensemble building, understanding character development, and scene development.
Lee Lee Newcomb is a Kent Denver teacher, theater director, and Director of Summer at Kent Denver School.
Saturday, March 16
Eurekus Presents: Motor Racers
Age: 7-12 | Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Space: Art Room #1 | Cost: $45, plus $15 materials fee
Calling all young scientists, engineers, mathematicians and artists to participate in a wonderful Saturday workshop. This class will inspire the inquisitive young mind, challenge the “out of the box” thinker, and probe even the wildest of creative thinkers. Come charge your imaginations during an exciting workshop with Eurekus - Motor Racers! Design your own mini-propeller car while exploring creative making with electronics. Learn to solder, invent with circuits, create with cool 3D printed parts, and have a ball with our visiting artist mentors.