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Mystery Theatre

Oakland Terrace Elementary School
Mondays, 4/8-5/20, No Class 4/22
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Grades 1-3
Class #6089
Students must be enrolled at Oakland Terrace Elementary School to register for this class.

Actors are detectives! Good playwrights ‘pepper’ their plays with clues as to who their characters are and what motivates them. It is the job of the actor to search for those clues and to piece them together to create a living, breathing character. Using the genre of mysteries, students craft characters within the context of pre-scripted material and stories developed as a group. In this process, students gain a greater understanding of story structure, character motivation, and given circumstances while increasing their ability to take risks, share ideas, and work in an ensemble. Parents are invited to observe the last 30 minutes of the last class for an informal sharing where the students share what they have learned in class.