Acting up ~ Then and Now Drama Workshop
ACT (a community theatre), in cooperation with Beaconsfield Historic House, will hold a workshop Acting Up ~ Then and Now for youth ages 8 -14 on Saturday, September 29, at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House. The underlying theme of the workshop will be life in Charlottetown in the late 1800s.
The morning session (9:30 – 12:30) will be for children ages 8-11; the afternoon session (1:30 - 4:30pm) for youth ages 12-14. Cost is $10 per participant and there is a maximum of 24 per session.
Laura K. Bird, of Class Act Theatre Society, will lead the workshop team. With more than twenty-five years of experience working with young people in the theatre, Laura says, “ Everyone is creative. Young people will have the opportunity to be imaginative and explore what it would be like to live in Charlottetown in the late 1800s.” Assisting Laura will be Justin Shaw, who coordinates various events for the UPEI Theatre Society and who recently appeared in Vagabond Productions’ Taming of the Shrew, Popalopalots improv troupe and Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
The workshop will be active and engaging. Stories will be springboards to explore a different time and era. Participants will have a chance to channel some of their creative energy in a dramatic way while developing skills of listening, cooperation and communicating as well as physical, vocal and improv skills. At the end of each session, there will be a culminating performance opportunity when participants can show their work to each other.