Theater for Change – Teen Playwriting
AGES: 7th to 12th grade
DATES: Saturdays: Sept. 25 – Oct. 30
TIME: 11:00-12:30, PDT
Final Share at Theatricum (students may join via Zoom if preferred)
Theater explores different perspectives, opening hearts and minds, and helping to make change in our world. This class will guide your teen on how to use the craft of playwriting to put on the page issues about which they feel passionate. Whether it’s climate change, the rights of LBTQ+ people, racial injustice, homelessness, gun violence, this class will create a safe space to share ideas and causes that matter to your teen and bring them to life through storytelling. Lead instructor Karen Hardcastle along with professional guest playwrights, will help guide students through the fundamentals of playwriting and help them to create a piece of thought-provoking drama.
As an exciting bonus, anyone who writes a play about gun violence will have the opportunity to submit their piece to the youth playwriting contest #ENOUGH, Plays to End Gun Violence. Based out of Chicago, #ENOUGH “call(s) on teens to confront gun violence by creating new works of theater that will spark critical conversations and incite meaningful action in communities across the country.” Submissions for the 2021 contest are due Fall 2021.
For more about #ENOUGH, please go to https://www.enoughplays.com/
For more information about our Youth/Teen Classes, contact Cindy Kania-Guastaferro at email@example.com or leave her a message at (310) 455-2322
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