Children’s Workshop Information

Our 2021 Children’s Workshop is right around the corner!  The workshop runs Monday-Friday mornings, July 19-23rd with a Friday evening performance of “Funky Fairytales” on July 23rd at 7:00pm. There are still just a few spots open.  The workshop is free thanks to a grant from Arts Illiana.

To read about our sponsor click HERE.

All of our plays this year will be written by our “youth playwrights in residence”!  They are diligently writing their plays, so stay tuned, and we will announce them soon!  Our instructor/director team includes Ashlée Vitz, Craig Robinson, and Caroline Good, along with Danielle Cummings, Robin Schneider, our DePauw interns: Molly Murphy, Grace Riley, and Ivy Sedam, and our High School/Middle School Interns:  Isabella Green, Rebecca Hebb, Avery Stockwell, Samantha Funk, Ruby Sullivan, MJ Cooper, Marigrace Girton, and Gunner Roach,.

Our annual week-long Children’s Theatre Workshop is offered to kids entering 2nd through 5th grade and takes place during the third full week every July. The workshop sessions are held in the mornings Monday-Friday and include one hour of instruction in acting, voice and diction, and 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 plays are comedic adaptations of familiar fairy tales, myths, and stories, often written by our young playwrights. 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. 

We will plan on adhering to the updated CDC protocols for Covid-19 at the time of the workshop. If necessary, we will create physical distanced staging, and keep air flowing throughout the playhouse, or work outside.  Props and set pieces will be wiped down frequently, and we will provide hand sanitizer.  We’re hoping for the best, but are prepared to implement these protocols and consider other solutions, if necessary.

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