Classes For Teens

The Flip-side of Fairytales: old stories get a new twist

There’s more to “Cinderella” than Disney’s version! Students read and hear different versions of classic stories to discover what happens when Cinderella moves to New York City or the Big Bad Wolf isn’t really bad. Using oral storytelling techniques and drawing Story Stages, students create and share original fairytales.

The Juicer: get your creative juices flowing

Great as a supplement to science, social studies and literacy projects. Students get outside the box using theatre techniques, guided imagery, movement and more!

Story Skeleton: the essentials of oral storytelling

Students use traditional folk tales to learn the art of telling a captivating story. Topics include character vs. narrator voice, theatrical tricks and tips, audience participation and how to give constructive feedback. No memorization necessary!


Center Stage: acting and improvisation 101

For first– or second-timers. Students learn how to read between the lines, improvise and add dramatic elements such as movement and voice.


Becoming a Bard: exercises to awaken the poet within

An intuitive approach to bring out each student’s poetic expression. Students experiment with various writing structures/forms to find their own unique style in an encouraging environment.


[ Stage Write ]: playwrighting

Students create original scenes and stories in large groups and pairs through improvisation and writing exercises as well as becoming familiar with basic theatrical terms.


Making History: see history through your own eyes

Oral storytelling examples and writing prompts lead participants through first person accounts of what life could have been like in the early 1900’s.


Making Myth: what the stars are made of and more

Students uncover what questions and mysteries are meaningful to them and then create original myths. Grounding, meditative and encouraging.


Tell the Tales of Your Family Tree

Your family tree is loaded with stories ripe for the picking! Students use oral history interview techniques to collect family stories and craft them into written or oral stories. An excellent compliment to local and state history units.

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