Term: Qtr 4
Start Date: April 6, 2021
Class Meets: Tuesdays at 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Duration: 8 Weeks
Grade Range: 6th - 8th
Students will create a unique, improvisational "Who Dunnit" mystery. As a group, the tweens will select a unique theme and an intriguing location for their own, original mystery. Will it be a crowded bus, a sports game, a luxury hotel, a space ship, or something else? Over the course of the workshop, students will develop their own characters including suspects and investigators- all who have a motive- and a victim. The cast will guide the audience along the path of mystery and suspense.
The final class will showcase their process and performance, where students will enjoy the artistry of putting it all together in a group setting. Clues and motives revealed by the on-stage investigation will confound the audience as they try to identify the guilty culprit. The question, "Who dunnit?" remains unknown until the final performance, where no one knows until the final reveal.
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); One Minute Plays (Quarter 2); Improv Scenes (Quarter 3); and Who Dunnit? (Quarter 4).
Taken these classes before? No problem, you can take them again as improv-based acting will be a new and different experience every time!