Term: Qtr 1
Start Date: September 8, 2021
Class Meets: Wednesdays at 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm *ONLINE*
Duration: 7 Weeks
Grade Range: 4th - 6th
What happens when Alice falls asleep playing solitaire on the computer? In this modern retelling of a children's classic, she is awakened by a white rabbit and meets the Cheshire Cat who welcomes her to Cyberland. As the visitor to this digital world, Alice must go on a techno-journey to meet the Queen of Hearts and get a special password to return through her computer.
The class will cast, practice, and perform the cyber play in an interactive, virtual setting for an online audience, yet students will communicate as if they're all in the same place together. The selected script was specifically written for virtual theater. New and returning acting students will have fun and be challenged to think on their feet with costumes, props, and backdrops when the show is literally happening in their own home.
This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, are flexible and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and can work in a collaborative group. Students need to be able to stay in sync with the flow of the class. This is not an "anything goes" or free-for-all class. The students will perform for family and friends at the end of the quarter online.
Topics in this Series: Alice in Cyberland (Quarter 1); Sherlock Holmes, a Radio Mystery (Quarter 2); If They Could Talk (Quarter 3); Goose Napped (Quarter 4)