This creative drama class teaches students how to begin developing tools in their actor’s toolbox (body, voice, mind, and imagination). The teacher brings a “magic suitcase” to class. The teacher asks: What will we find in our magic suitcase today? The props, books, or toys that the teacher and student “find” in the suitcase determine where the students “travel” that day. Perhaps they will journey on a chilly trip to the Arctic, or maybe they will explore the jungle with the help of the book, Where the Wild Things Are. During this class, students use popular books as well as simple props and costumes to create characters and bring their own stories to life. Parents are invited to observe the last 30 minutes of the last class for an informal sharing where students share what they have learned in class.
Please note that in order for a student to attend this class, s/he must be currently enrolled at Seven Locks Elementary School.