Exploring the Art of Stagecraft

The basic concept of this summer school is to introduce children to the different aspects of stagecraft – all the things that go into making a performance, be that on stage or in front of a camera.

This year we will be taking a creative journey through time, looking at theatrical eras and genres… exposing students to different decades and styles – a journey in a Time Machine.

During the week we will not only take them on a journey through time, but we aim to take your young thespians beyond the performance aspect of a show. Alongside core drama activities, we also uniquely offer our students the chance to get hands-on with one (or more) of the behind the scenes activities, whether that is creating a visual impression through scenery or props; creating a “look” with costumes, hair & make-up; building or enhancing the atmosphere with lighting and sound effects; in addition to learning some lines, songs, and choreographed dance moves!

We want to show them that a performance is the coming together of many different elements in order to tell a story and offer students who are more interested in being behind the scenes the chance to learn and grow as well.

Dates

Week 1: July 8 -12

Week 2: July 15 – 19

Times

Activities will start promptly at 9am and end at 5pm

Drop off starts at 8am and pick up ends at 6pm

Location

The Warehouse Theatre Rehearsal Rooms, Rue Waelhem 73, 1030 Schaerbeek

Example schedule

Morning
9:00 – Group Warm-ups
9:15 – Core Activities in break out groups
10:45 – Morning Break
11:00 – Core Activities in break out groups
12:30 – Lunch

Afternoon
1:30 – Afternoon Warm-ups
1:45 – Workshop Activities in break-out groups
3:30 – Afternoon Break
4:00 – Group Sharing
5:00 – Pick up begins

Food & drink

We will provide all the supplies needed for the stagecraft activities along with water and a small afternoon snack.

Everyone should bring their own lunch and a hearty snack to eat mid-morning/mid-afternoon.

Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle to fill and any other drink they might need during the day. Staying hydrated is essential.

Cost & payment

€250 (2nd and subsequent siblings – €200 each). Payment is due with registration.

In case of cancellations:

  • Before June 1 = 100% reimbursement
  • Between June 1 and June 30 = 50% reimbursement
  • From July 1 = 25% reimbursement (if we are able to fill your child’s spot, we will reimburse you 100% minus a 35€ administrative fee).

Questions?

Contact us at eccyouththeatre@gmail.com.

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