Term: Qtr 3
Start Date: Jan 20, 2021
Class Meets: Wednesdays at 11:00 am - 11:55 am
Duration: 8 Weeks
Grade Range: 5th - 8th
What happens when your simple cross-country trip takes you through Berserksville? Arrested for a triple-crime you didn't commit! The level-headed lead in this made-for virtual-script discovers that the public defender is a doofus and the prosecutor is a clown in a trial filled with a colorful cast of witnesses and jocular judge. Our student actors will connect in an interactive, online platform to put on a hilarious play about a courtroom trial turned upside down!
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), and Dr. Evil and the Pigeons with Lasers (Quarter 4)