This program is designed to build the following character traits:
Interpersonal skills: Theatre combines the creative ideas and abilities of its participants. This cooperative process includes discussing, negotiating, rehearsing, and performing.
Creativity: Making creative choices, thinking of new ideas, and interpreting familiar material in new ways are essential to drama. Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
The students focus on producing and performing a play. Strategy and problem solving skills are gained through active involvement in scripted plays and dramatic scenes, as well as through playwriting. Role play and characterization are developed through forms such as improvisation, reader's theatre and musical theatre Stage presence is built through the use of such tools as tableaux, positioning, stage blocking, direction and vocalizing. The students learn technical terms to communicate ideas in dramatic context. They are encouraged to use their imaginations to create fun movement routines, free-style improvisations and dance choreographies set to music. Vocal spontaneity and clarity is expressed through songs, choral pieces and vocal exercises A presentation for parents & friends will take place at the last class of each workshop session. The final class of each level 2 session consists of 60 minutes dress rehearsal & 30 minutes presentation. During the rehearsal sessions, everyone joins in the excitement of getting ready to share their efforts with an audience. All show costumes and props are provided and each student gets a chance to select those that best meet their character's needs.
This program is offered at 25 separate locations across Toronto, the GTA and southwest Ontario; please see visit our Web site at http://www.gbtc.com to see the full list