Classes for Youth 2011-2012
Virago Theatre Company focuses more on the process of creating theatre rather than
an end product. We want Virago Theatre Conservatory students to come away from a
Virago class with tools they can use no matter what production they are in. They will
develop audition skills, ability to think on their feet, ability to take direction, ability to
develop a character without a script by just using their bodies and voices, they will find
comfort and confidence on stage, they will learn that theatre is not just about acting,
but includes lighting/sound/set design, and they will each have an equal role in the final
presentation because THEY will drive the playwriting of the original piece.
Virago Theatre Conservatory classes are meant to be a year-long process and should
be taken all year for the greatest benefit, but we design the classes in a way that anyone
can join any session.
Spring 2012 Session
ORIGINAL PLAY PROJECT
This very exciting session allows students to create their own original play. During this session students will learn
storytelling techniques, character creation and develop their playwriting skills as they work together to create
original characters in an original story. There will also be a lesson about the technical aspects of theatre,
including lights and sound design. With the use of basic costumes, props and music, students will present their
original work on the last day of class.
Spring 2012 classes are held at Franklin, Otis, Paden and NEA Elementary schools in Alameda.
Registration for drama at Franklin, Otis and Paden Elementary schools is handled by Alameda Education Foundation.
Register at www.alamedaeducationfoundation.org
FOR NEA STUDENTS - follow the link at the top of the page to print out a registration form. Please send a copy
of this registration form along with your check to:
Virago Theatre Company
PO Box 2734, Alameda, CA 94501
Or bring it with you the first day of class on January 10, 2012.
Please make checks payable to Virago Theatre Company
Payment and reg form are due January 17, 2012.
For more information contact:
Virago Theatre Conservatory Program Director