Open Hand Theater’s February Break Camp
Open to students ages 5-11 years old.
Camp: February 17th-21st, 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm
Performance: Friday, February 21st @ 5:30pm
Open Hand Theater, in partnership with Redhouse, is excited to bring back this Winter Break camp! This camp is a ‘build a play in a week’ for kids in grades K-6 (ages 5-11). Students work on a prewritten script adapted from a book, this year is “Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like” by Jay Williams. Campers build the show entirely from start to finish, designing, making/finding sets, props and costumes. They go through the audition process and rehearsals. By the end of the week, students will also have made a puppet of their own to perform with and take home. At the end of camp, they will perform their show for family and friends.
The day is broken into different sections, classes focusing on art and acting. In Art, students take part in various activities from drawing and painting to group planning/designing. In Acting, students participate in improv games to help with quick thinking and building group trust; the majority of this class is spent learning lines, blocking scenes, and basic theater etiquette (on and off stage).
Throughout the week, students play, experiment with and learn several skills including but not limited to: working in a group, trying new things, leadership, and creative thinking/problem solving. Students take part in tasks both on and offstage so they can get a glimpse at what it really takes to pit on a show from all sides!