New Classes Fall 2019 - Youth and Teen Ensembles

 New youth classes follow the Imaginists’ process in making contemporary theater: experimenting with the possibilities of what theater can be, thinking out of the box, opening our minds, surprising ourselves and in turn creating new works that surprise our audiences/community.

 
 
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Imaginary Ensemble   

Theater workshop for ages 9-13
10 week class
Tuesdays 4-6 pm
September 10 – November 19
No class Tuesday Oct. 29
Cost: $180

The Imaginary Ensemble is a creative laboratory that introduces young people to new ways of thinking about art and theater in a supportive and fun environment, encouraging creative freedom & collaboration within a disciplined and respectful setting. What are the many ways we can tell a story on stage? What are the ingredients? Students will write, improvise, act, use costumes, light, music, and other materials to collaboratively create a new piece of theater based on a story or classic play. No previous experience necessary, but a willingness to experiment, and be open to new ideas is essential. There will be a workshop performance for friends and family at the end of the session. 

The Imaginists are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We encourage young people of all gender, racial, and ethnic identities and abilities to participate.


Theater Lab

Theater workshop for ages 14-18
10 weeks
Thursdays 4-6 pm
September 12 - November 21
Performance Friday, November 22
No class October 24
Cost: $200

In this class we will use all our tools as thinkers, investigators, actors, writers, improvisers. We'll incorporate visual & audio elements, improvisation, and text to make theater. What's the theater we haven't seen? What are the new ideas that are waiting to emerge?  What can you bring to the process? TheaterLab focuses on creating contemporary theater and includes training in voice, movement, text, and performance through collaborative group process. Each year exercises are structured around two diverse performance projects: a group-created original work and a classic play. Every project's process is designed to generate images, ideas, and staging from the group through a variety of exercises. Through this practice we find innovative ways to involve the ensemble as a whole throughout every production. The class asks students to challenge themselves and remain open to new ideas. No auditions, no prior experience necessary. Two performances for the public at the end of the workshop.

The Imaginists are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We encourage young people of all gender, racial, and ethnic identities and abilities to participate.

Led by teaching artist Amy Pinto | Assistant teaching artist Rachel Quintana

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Registration Deadline - August 31, 2019

For questions contact: jessica@theimaginsits.org

Scholarships available, contact: amy@theimaginists.org