Performing Arts Intensive Learns from Guest Speaker
The Performing Arts Intensive campers have been working hard this week, and they were treated with a guest speaker Tuesday.
Laurie started off her "Master Class" with name games to help learn everyone's names (and helped me finally figure out everyone's names, which the kids tested me on).
After the games were done, she began to challenge the campers. She gave them a dialogue, which they were to form a scene. Two characters. Five words. The campers created different scenes using the same words, but used props, body language and how they said the words to develop a unique scene.
The campers paired off and developed characters and planned how they would portray the meaning behind the characters using only the five given words (Ah, all set, no, well, and yes).
After finishing their scene, they acted them out in front of everyone before receiving feedback. Using comments and questions from the audience, the young actors used the information to improve the scene.