Playwrights Unite! Writing & Performing Summer Camp
In this five day summer camp, students will write, rehearse, and perform a short, virtual play!
Lauryn Morgan Thomas
557 total reviews for this teacher
learners per class
$16 per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
60 minutes per class
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Are you a playwright ready to show your stuff? In this five day summer camp, students will write, rehearse, and perform a virtual show! Come with some experience with performing/writing or none at all, the goal of our camp is to explore acting and have FUN! Day 1: We will begin the first day with introductions and getting to know each other and move into creating our script. PLEASE NOTE STUDENTS MUST HAVE A STRONG FOUNDATION IN READING SKILLS TO JOIN CLASS! They will receive continuous...
By the end of our session, students will have a new knowledge of how a play is written, prepared, and rehearsed in order to create a final performance. They will also develop their confidence in performing in front of others and using their bodies and voices to tell a story. They will additionally have the opportunity to work on their public speaking skills, memorization and reading skills, and socialization skills throughout the week. They will finally have a new understanding and appreciation for collaboration in order to achieve a goal!
As a theatre and music teacher, I have worked with students ages 5 to 12 years in this format. I believe that exploring new stories keeps kids active and helps them discover new ways to be creative, while challenging them to collaborate and work together gives them socialization and problem solving skills. I'm so eager to bring this particular class option to students as it lets them develop a relationship with other students all over the world. This is a unique class in that students have the chance to perform a show with others from their own living room!
Students will be encouraged to memorize their lines each day after camp. This is not a requirement, but it will give students the opportunity to be freer with their storytelling to not be stuck to the page in front of them. The script will be provided at the end of the first camp day and will total approximately 10 pages. Students may also be encouraged to create scenery, props, and costumes to help us tell the story with items they have access to at home. THERE WILL BE NO NEED TO PURCHASE ANYTHING FOR OUR SHOW!
Students will be sent the script at the end of the first camp day. Students should have either a paper copy or digital copy accessible during the remainder of camp. Students may be asked to find props, scenery, and costumes to help tell our story using items they have access to at home. NOTHING SHOULD BE PURCHASED FOR OUR PLAY! The fun of making a play is using the items you have to create what you need!
5 hours per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The play for our show camp will be written by the students with the guidance of the instructor and be kept strictly G rated. Themes may include sharing, kindness, mystery, and more, and scripts will be sent at the end of the first day of camp. Students will be reminded that the play should not include anything that they would "be embarrassed to say or do in front of their families" to encourage them to make appropriate additions to our story (no profanity, inappropriate situations, etc.). If families have questions/concerns about anything in the script, they are more than welcome to reach out to the instructor.
Lauryn Morgan Thomas
Teaching Artist and Theater Maker
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
557 total reviews
275 completed classes
Hello! My name is Lauryn, and I can’t wait to learn with you! As a professional actor and musician, I believe we are the most well-rounded humans when we use the arts to learn more about communication, self-expression, and storytelling. I have had...