Term: Qtr 4
Start Date: April 7, 2021
Class Meets: Wednesdays at 11:00 am - 11:55 am
Duration: 8 Weeks
Grade Range: 5th - 8th
Class Description:What happens when the despicable mastermind of evil is also a bumbling buffoon? When the worst of his horrible, world-dominating plot involves…attack pigeons? Find out when Dr. Evil, encouraged by his assistant Shirley, decides to release trained pigeons, armed with lasers on the world! Unsurprisingly, his bird-brained scheme runs into hilarious obstacles and unforeseen roadblocks in rainy Seattle, rowdy New Jersey and rural Oklahoma. Will Dr. Evil straighten up and fly right…or remain a bad egg? Student actors will connect via an interactive, online platform to put on a hilarious play with fun sound effects, kooky characters, and side-splitting spoofs!
The class will cast, practice, and perform the chosen play in a virtual setting for our 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 your 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.
Note: All class meetings will be in a virtual classroom, providing synchronous online instruction via videoconferencing for the full quarter.
Topics in this Series: A Mystery Murdered (Quarter 2); Objection! Disorder in the Courtroom (Quarter 3), Dr. Evil and Pigeons with Lasers (Quarter 4).