Term: Qtr 1
Start Date: September 9, 2021
Class Meets: Thursdays at 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Duration: 7 Weeks
Grade Range: 6th - 8th
Ready for a laugh? Kick off the year with a comedy mash-up of humorous misunderstandings and hilarious mix-ups presented as a variety show of short, comedic sketches. Discover if you are you more witty or wisecracking, side-splitting or slapstick.
Tweens will enjoy experimenting with the elements of comedy- irony, exaggeration, parody, surprise, satire, and exploiting the unexpected. Each class will begin with acting warm-ups and improv exercises. The group will begin with prepared scripts for several skits that they can work together to customize and individualize. In a collaborative process, the class will develop a series of short scene, or vignettes. Student who get the writing bug can try their hand at crafting a script for their classmates. Everyone will have the opportunity to improve their public speaking and stage presence skills while have a blast.
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.
Topics in this Series: Comedy Mash-Up (Quarter 1); Quick Scripts (Quarter 2); Improv Scenes (Quarter 3); and Who Dunnit? (Quarter 4).
Taken these classes before? No problem, you can take them again, as they offer a new and different experience every time!