Talespinner Children’s Theatre (TCT) is accepting registration for the Fall Session of its Youth Theatre Arts Classes. TCT, whose recent production of THE EMPEROR’S EARS was critically, audience and kid acclaimed, is a Cleveland theatre company that develops and produces highly imaginative, original, collaborative and interactive professional works for children.
TCT will offer eight classes developed for pre-schoolers (ages 3-5), kids (6-10) and early teens (11-14). Fall session starts September 14th and runs through November 2nd. Pre-school classes will be held on Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:00am; programming for kids and early teens will be held on Saturdays from 10:00am – 1:00pm. All classes will be held at Talespinner Children’s Theatre at the Reinberger Auditorium, 5209 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio.
Classes will be taught by qualified theatre professionals and cover topics ranging from storytelling around the world to comedic improvisation, puppetry, character development and movement. The cost of an eight-week session for pre-schoolers is $75. Kids and early teens will be enrolled in three classes at a total cost of $200. Ask about our “sibling discount!” Interested parents or students may register online at http://www.talespinnerchildrenstheatre.org or via phone at 216.264.9680.
Pre-school Classes (Ages 3-5):
Through puppetry, voice, storytelling, games and movement, children explore their imaginations to create characters who tell a story—allowing each child’s creativity to soar while teaching listening, teamwork, self-confidence, and constructive play.
Kids (Ages 6-10):
Students learn to develop creativity through improvisational games and technique, learning to communicate through created dialog, scenes, and characters.
Moving is Creating
Students will learn to create characters and scenarios without the use of words. Imaginations soar as stories and worlds are explored through movement.
Through puppetry, masks, theatre games and story exploration, students learn to work as an ensemble, creating stories as a team. Imagination and confidence are nurtured and encouraged in this creative environment.
Early Teens (Ages 11-14):
The Art of Moving
Students discover how to move their bodies and act out exciting stories without using words, all the while finding the sense of play and purpose in stage movement.
Through theatre games, exercises, puppets and character focus, students work together to tell a story as a troupe. Creativity soars while learning and refining individual confidence and group cooperation.
Improv: A Sense of Play
Through improvisational games and practice, students learn how to develop characters, play well with others onstage, and give gifts for better scenes.
Come out and play! TCT’s 2013 Season:
The Tinderbox — April 6th-28th
The Emperor’s Ears — June 15th – July 6th
Adventures in Slumberland — November 30th – December 22nd
Season ticket packages now available online!