The Five Day New Play
With Bill Leavengood '78!
For students in grades 9-12 AND adult community members
Maximum of 10 participants
After a Monday Zoom masterclass in playwriting structure and technique and the nuts and bolts of “How to Write a Short Play,” students will begin writing their own 10-minute plays. On Tuesday and Wednesday, after one-hour group Zoom playwriting instruction, students will have individual 20-30 minute one-on-one sessions with the instructor to discuss and get guidance on their works-in-progress. On Thursday, each class member will have a scheduled Zoom reading with the instructor and their cast (composed of fellow participants and volunteer members of the Shorecrest Theatre program, as needed) to read through their scripts and get feedback. The playwright will then have until 1pm on Friday to do revisions, at which time we will all reconvene on Zoom to hear readings of each participant’s Five Day New Play. Participants will also be guided toward 10-minute play contests to which they can consider submitting their work.
Back on Campus
Fiber Art Studio
Use yarn and other textiles to explore traditional and innovative techniques. Knit, weave, stitch, ply, braid, and felt as we create pieces that can be functional or purely creative. Students will explore processes while creating their own unique projects.
Acting and Improvisation Workshop
With Bill Leavengood '78!
Experience a number of acting and improvisation projects and exercises online. We will try a variety of Theatre activities throughout the afternoon including group improvisations, found-object mask-making, story-telling and monologue writing and performing, and filming stage scenes at home in which they play all of the roles! Friday at 3pm we will invite parents to Zoom with us to share some highlights of what we learned during the week.
SAT/ACT Test Prep
The ACT and SAT are NOT difficult tests - they merely seem that way because they are shrouded in mystery for students. Qualified instructor Joe Mirabelle utilizes a diverse set of skills that includes academic mentoring, behavioral psychology, and years of precise, data-driven ACT/SAT tutoring methods. Joe has spent countless hours breaking apart the tests into their component skills and topics. Let Joe help your student demystify the tests and foster the confidence necessary to achieve their Dream Score! The resulting increases on ACT/SAT scores speak for themselves… Ask around, chances are we have helped the child of someone you know!