Children's Programming

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This summer The Groundlings will offer four one-week Theater Camps for children ages 8 to 16 years at StageNorth. The primary goal is to provide a program for children to learn life skills, self confidence, and self expression. In a safe place, children will discover their gifts for self expression and learn from each other. They will learn to collaborate and work together in a creative environment with weekly themes that will prepare them to be in public plays.

The Groundlings want to expose children to the joys of working in the Theater, let them release their creativity and help them develop leadership within a supportive group.

Liesl Settgas

Camp DIrector

Liesl is an artist who’s passion for theater led her to her profession as Stage Manager for StageNorth and Big Top Chautauqua. Her passion for working with children led her to teach Art Programs in South Africa and in England and run theater summer camps and direct Children’s Theater Productions at StageNorth. The latest production being Fantastic Mr. Fox with 55 local children.

WEEK ONE

MOVEMENT, MIME & MASKS

JULY 8 - JULY 12 : 9 AM to 1PM.

Together we will develop a short play that focuses on movement, mime, and masks created with stage makeup.

We will explore the Art of Mime in using movements of our hands and body, and expressions on our face, without speech, to communicate emotions and actions to tell a story. Using stage makeup we will learn how to transform into our characters, be they human or animal .

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT & COSTUMING

JULY 15 - JULY 19: 9AM to 1PM.

Together we will develop a short play focusing on character development and using up-cycled materials to create costumes for those characters.

We will explore Character Development as the way in which a character changes over time or throughout the course of a story. As an actor, it is important to develop your character's physicality so that it is different from your own and along with your voice and imagination, which helps you to tell a story. Using up-cycled materials we will be costuming our characters using our creative expression.

WEEK TWO

WEEK THREE

PANTOMIME AND PROP MAKING

JULY 22 - 26: 9AM to 1PM

Together we will develop a short play using musical comedy and creating our props from upcycled materials

We will explore the Art of Pantomime which is a type of musical comedy stage production designed for light entertainment. We will explore the history of it and use this fun and funny form to put on our play. Creating our own props from upcycled materials.

STORYTELLING & PLAYWRITING

JULY 29 - AUG 2: 9AM to 1PM

We will use the art of storytelling and the art of playwriting to create and perform a play.

We will explore the Art of Storytelling as well as the Art of Playwriting. We will take what we learn and put together a short play.

WEEK FOUR