Presents: Children’s Theatre Workshop
Subcategories: Improvisation, playback theatre, musical theatre, stage combat and Stagecraft (lighting, scene and costume design)
For: Children 7 – 12 y/o
Description: This class is for parents who are looking for a fun, interactive extracurricular activity for their children that also helps gives them fundamental acting and theatre skills. The class meets every Saturday, with additional hours as scheduled by instructors and agreed upon by the student’s guardians. The class promotes self-awareness, personal development, confidence, teamwork skills, creativity and of course their reading and writing. Students learn movement, voice technique and comprehension skills for stage use. Our classes have proved to increase both students’ academic and social skills.
Together with their instructors, the students work collaboratively to create an end of term showcase. The students are encouraged to be actively involved with all aspects of the production, including costume/set design and creation, script writing, direction and performance. This provides them with a well-rounded exposure to the art of theatre. Once our programme is over, our students are fully prepared to continue learning the craft. Regardless of whether or not children have previous experience in performing arts, this class will increase their skills and aspirations. Students are encouraged and inspired to achieve their dreams..
Duration: 23rd September – 9th December 2017
Dates | Times : EVERY Saturday from 10AM – 1PM
Location: Trinidad Theatre Workshop | #23 Jerningham Avenue, Belmont, POS
Facilitator: Afi Ford-Hopson
Afi Ford-Hopson is a dynamic, artistic and culturally motivated, creative individual. A holder of The Practitioner’s Certificate in Theatre/Theatre in Education, and also a BA in Theatre Arts and Communication Studies from The University of the West Indies.
Afi has been teaching and facilitating social and theatre based programs for the past 12 years. Her dedication to theatre arts stemmed from her involvement in Brown Cotton Ensemble Tent Theatre and EMERJ Associates, managed by two of Trinidad’s recognised theatre practitioner and mediators, Ellen O Malley Camps and Louris Lee Sing, respectively.
Aunty Afi, as she is known to many of her students, has also worked on films such as Bazodee, Play the Devil and Ghost of King Pin Estate. Afi, the Managing and Artistic Director of U.C.A.N Theatre Company, is very passionate about the cultural and performing arts and views the art forms as a vehicle to bring about social change, self expression and social identity in an effort to promote positive community spirit.
Presently, Afi works with young children and teenagers as a Theatre Arts and Communications Educator. Afi has worked in both the artistic and media industries, functioning at various levels. Afi is involved in a number of social and cultural projects and views this as her way to promote positive change in communities and the wider society.
Cost: $1,400TTD (Payment plans and discounts are available)
Registration Opens: 7th August – 9th September 2017
Registration Location: [Same as Workshop Location]
Workshop details submitted by: Shaneika Jeffrey