Workshops, Lectures, Seminars, Demonstrations & Tours

Workshops are typically 45 minutes to 3 hours, single sessions. (May be presented in a small series.)

Stage Movement
Learn stage configurations, stage directions & geometrical shapes in fun games and exercises. GRADES: K-2

Afternoon at the Improv
Explore acting, storytelling & improvisational techniques. GRADES: 3-12.

African Folk Tales
Instructor introduces students to an African folk tale & guides them through a performance of their own version of the story using traditional story telling methods. GRADES: K-6.

Fractured Fairy Tales
Students perform a parody of familiar fairy tale.  GRADES: K-5.

Greek Mythology
Instructor/Actor/Director guides students through an interactive performance where students embody roles of mythological heroes, heroines, gods and goddesses.  There will be togas! GRADES: 5-12.

It’s Greek to Me
Explore classical Greek theatre.  Students perform choral scenes from classic Greek tragedy in verse.  Two to four visits.  GRADES:5-12.

Native American Folk Tales
Explore Native American Culture through music & folktales. GRADES: K-6.

Playwrighting, Screen Writing and Adaptations
Professional playwright uses dramatic improvisation to guide students in the writing process; from ideas & inspiration to plot, character development & dialogue construction, eventually creating their own unique style. GRADES: 5-12.  Multiple visits.

Readers Theatre
Make works of literature come alive for your students.  Professional actors will guide students in dramatic readings. GRADES: 5-12.

Shakespeare, Beginnings
Study Shakespeare’s sonnets, soliloquies & scenes.  Bring them to life through improvisation & games.  Gain a historical perspective into the Elizabethan period. Excellent preparation for the DPS Shakespeare Festival.  GRADES: 5-12.

Stage Combat
Learn Basic stage hand to hand combat.  GRADES: 5-12.

Set Design
Learn the art & function of set design for the theatre.  GRADES: 5-12.

Stage Makeup
Learn basic elements of stage makeup. Requires materials fee. GRADES: 5-12.

Story Construction
Construct a scene by learning the elements of a story & acting it out. GRADES: K-12

Residencies
MONTHS: Year round. • Age range, costs & schedules vary, call for details.  LENGTH: Daily or weekly multiple visits.

Get A Clue or Who Dunnit?
Create & perform original mysteries. GRADES: 1-5.

It’s Greek to Me
Explore classical Greek theatre.  Students perform scenes from classic Greek comedies & tragedies in verse.  Includes mask making. GRADES: 5-12.

Shakespeare, Etc.
Study Shakespeare’s sonnets, soliloquies & scenes.  Bring them to life through improvisation & games.  Gain a historical perspective into the Elizabethan period. Culminates in performance. Excellent preparation for the DPS Shakespeare Festival.  GRADES: 5-12.

Stage Accents & Dialects
Learn a dialect for school play or just for fun. Standard British, New York City, Standard American Southern & many more. GRADES: 5-12

Stage Craft
Learn basic stage carpentry, set painting, light, sound & set design from professionals.  Field trip to Aurora Fox.  GRADES: 6-12.

Birthday Parties
Have a dramatic birthday at the Fox or at your house with one of our actors/directors guiding you and your friends through creative dramatics or comedy improvisation workshops.  Then have your cake and eat it too.  You can also book a birthday party to see one of the four Summer Children’s Theatre Saturday matinees. TIME: Year Round.  Weekends.
Themes including: Pirates, Kings and Queens and Greek Mythology.