July 31-August 4
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.
Min: 8 Max 12
July 31- August 4
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.
Min: 6 Max: 8
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.
Min. 10 Max: 15
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.
Min: 10 Max: 15
August 14- August 18
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!
Min: 10 Max: 15
August 21-August 25
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.
Min: 10 Max: 15
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.
August 21 – 23
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.
Min: 20 Max: 50