Interwoven Voices: Creative Writing and Performance Series
In this exciting five-part series, children and their families work together to create a short, original play using their own voices, ideas, and family stories.
- Feb. 21 - Mar. 21, 2006
- Multiple Venues
- 90 minutes
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In this exciting five-part series, children and their families work together to create a short, original play using their own voices, ideas, and family stories. Through improvisation, movement, playwriting, and other theatrical building blocks, Laurie Magovern Thiebaut, Director of Education at Arena Stage, leads participants in exploring their creativity, developing their script, and preparing them for a live performance showcase in which they present their final work. No prior experience necessary! This series is suitable for ages 9 and up.
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Session One: Original Monologues
Through a series of fun and easy steps, kids and parents create autobiographical monologues that help them explore their stories and identify their personal voice.
Tuesday, February 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
Session Two: Developing Scenes
Using techniques of tableaux (frozen pictures) and improvisation, new scenes emerge to explore the humor and drama of your family stories.
Tuesday, February 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
Session Three: Citizen 13559: The Journal of Ben Uchida
See how the experiences of one family come to life on stage in this inspirational production that tells the story of a Japanese American boy and his family during the early days of WWII.
Friday, March 10, 7–8 p.m.
Session Four: The Creative Process
Participants bring together their monologues and scenes and rehearse and refine them to create an engaging performance collage.
Tuesday, March 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
Session Five: Sharing Your Voice
Here's your chance to shine! Invite friends and family to see you perform your original work on a Kennedy Center stage.
Tuesday, March 21, 6-7:30 p.m.