SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE (subject to change)
9-10: Group get-to-know you games/Introduction to Environmental Theatre
- Examining all the elements that need to come together to create the show
- Looking at all the roles that kids could potentially play
10-10:30: Creative tour of the space to spark ideas.
- How can we maximize the theatrical, experiential potential of every inch of the space?
- Exploring each of the main elements with three 30 minute mini-workshops that all kids rotate through (Theater/dance, set/prop/costume building). At the end, kids will decide what their focus will be.
As one large group we will work together to create the concept for the show
- Talking through genres, character ideas, where the show takes place.
- Does it utilize the plot of a film, play or story as a jumping off point? Or is it totally original?
- What is the look, feel etc. of the show? Are there specific materials we want to re-purpose?
- Improvisations based on the kids ideas—using characters, scenes etc.
- GOAL 1: by the end of the day, we have solidified our concept and have made an overarching plan for the rest of the week, understanding how each element will be involved.
- GOAL 2: each child has decided what their main role will be in the production and which of the 2 groups they will primarily work in. They can also choose a secondary focus that they participate in more peripherally (ie: a set-builder could also have a small theatrical role, or help the production team etc).
- The two break-out groups meet for the first time.
- Within the theatrical/building teams, kids choose the more specific roles that they want to play and the two groups create a game plan for the week
- Group meets as a whole to coordinate ideas, revisit concept and plan for the next day.
3:00-4:00: Teacher meeting to plan for next day.
- Teachers use what the kids came up with to prepare for the next day including coordinating the materials etc.