Children’s Workshop Information

Back by popular demand and due to supportive folks coming forward, we will be reinstating our Children’s Theatre Workshop for this year! 

The workshop dates are Monday-Friday, July 18-22nd 9:30-11:30 with a Friday evening performance of “Funky Fairytales” at 7:00pm on Friday, July 22nd. The Children’s Theatre Workshop is geared toward kids entering 2nd-5th grade in the fall.  Here is the link to register:  PCPH CHILDREN’S THEATRE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION 2022

The workshop sessions are held in the mornings at the Putnam County Playhouse Monday-Friday 9:30-11:30am and include one hour of small group instruction in acting, voice and diction, and dance/movement for the stage through fun and engaging games; the second hour is devoted to rehearsing a short play. Having each age group doing a short play allows for the children to have larger roles and more stage time.  The workshop culminates in a Friday evening performance that includes a demonstration of games the kids played throughout the week and a presentation of their plays. Our mission is to not only provide a venue for kids to creatively express themselves, but also to expose them to the world of theatre and cultural literacy through the stories they dramatize.  The workshop is free thanks to a grant from Arts Illiana.

To read about our sponsor click HERE.

We are looking to base this year’s funky plays on the traditional fairy tales of “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” along with a comedic mashup where we see the not-so-dainty antics of several princesses and other heroines, like Little Red and Goldilocks, as they find themselves in a hilariously hostile contemporary world, and a play riddled with fairytale characters who all find themselves confused in the forest and in the wrong story—until the end. 

Our directors and teachers this year include this amazing team:  Eleanor Howard, Craig Robinson, Sarah Bond, Molly Murphy, David Johnson, and Caroline Good.  We will also have a small group of dynamic and fun high school and middle school CTW and YTW alum interns to help out as well! 

Please feel free to contact Caroline Good (cgood@depauw.edu) with any questions or concerns.  Can’t wait to see you all again at the playhouse!

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To read about our sponsor click HERE.